Activists urge Lithuania to ban wild animals in circuses

Sep 16, 2018

Animal rights activists have staged a demonstration in front of Lithuania's parliament to demand a ban on using wild animals in circuses after the reported death of a 6-month-old bear cub

Verona Arena opera festival reports rise in ticket sales

Sep 13, 2018

The Verona Arena open-air opera festival says it closed the summer season with a 6-percent increase in ticket sales as new management focused on bringing in big singing talent as part of a relaunch

Correction: Ukraine-Holocaust Remembrance story

Sep 12, 2018

Correction: Ukraine-Holocaust Remembrance story

UN says more worldwide going hungry, blames climate change

Sep 11, 2018

The United Nations says the number of hungry people in the world is growing and returning to levels from a decade ago, reversing recent trends, in large part due to climate change that is wreaking havoc on crop production in much of the developing world

Russia blocked from return to biathlon's governing body

Sep 7, 2018

Russia has failed to be reinstated as a full member by biathlon's governing body amid an investigation into bribery to cover up doping cases

Will espresso-loving Italy embrace country's 1st Starbucks?

Sep 6, 2018

Will the country that gave us espresso embrace the company that gave us grande Frappucinos?

Baltic countries want Walmart to remove Soviet-themed shirts

Sep 6, 2018

Three Baltic countries have lashed out at retail giant Walmart for selling online T-shirts and other products with Soviet Union emblems on them, and demanded that the goods be removed.

Starbucks debuts in Italy with premium brews, novelty bar

Sep 6, 2018

Starbucks opens its first store in Italy on Friday, betting that premium brews and novelties like a heated marble-topped coffee bar will win patrons in a country fond of its espresso rituals.

AP PHOTOS: Czech 'ghost church' gets new life from tourism

Sep 5, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Czech 'ghost church' gets new life from tourism

Cyprus police intercept 36 Syrian migrants aboard boat

Sep 3, 2018

Cyprus police say 36 Syrian migrants, including 11 women and 14 children, have been picked up after their boat was located off the east Mediterranean island nation's southeastern coast

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