BRUSSELS Children gathered with parents in Brussels's medieval main square on Saturday to await the arrival of St. Nicholas, a pre-Christmas tradition in Belgium, the Netherlands and other parts of northern Europe held in honor of the legendary gift-giver.
PARIS Paris' 222-year-old "Menagerie", one of the world's oldest zoos, is calling for help to restore one of its historic buildings, home to endangered Przewalski's horses.
OSLO An iron gate from Dachau concentration camp in Germany with the notorious "Arbeit macht frei" (work sets you free) slogan has been found in western Norway two years after it was stolen, police said on Friday.
PARIS A proposal to name a street after the late Apple Inc chief executive and co-founder Steve Jobs has divided the leftist city council of a Paris district.
SHIBIN EL KOM, Egypt Mohamed Hagras stands barechested as dozens of honeybees congregate around his face, eventually forming what he calls the "Beard of Bees". To attract the insects he has a box housing their queen's hormones strapped to his chin.
LONDON The British 1980s pop band "Duran Duran" will not be able to reclaim the U.S. copyrights to some of their most famous hits, an English court ruled on Friday.
(This Nov. 30 story corrects the spelling of the band Little Feat in the second-to-last paragraph)
Muhammad Ali's fight gloves and a box of cigars signed by the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro are among some of the highlights in an auction of memorabilia steeped in sporting history.
NEW YORK Award-winning chef and restaurateur José Andrés got his start the old-fashioned way - as a teenage apprentice.
DAKAR A British man aiming to be the first person to swim across the Atlantic said on Thursday he is grappling with sharks, jellyfish stings, choppy water -- and a sea moth that tried to nest in his left ear.
HARRISBURG, Pa. Green Party candidate Jill Stein late Saturday vowed to bring her fight for a recount of votes cast in Pennsylvania in the U.S. presidential election to federal court, after a state judge ordered her campaign to post a $1 million bond.