Europe

Italy earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubble
Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble early Wednesday. The death toll stood at 120 but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the huge number of vacationers in the area for…
At closed border, thousands stand their ground in hope
Through the coils of razor wire and a fence that stretches across green fields, the gathered people can see what has become a forbidden land -- Macedonia and its still-snow-capped mountains, the route they had hoped to take on their journey northward through the Balkans to the more prosperous heartl…
Central European Floods Continue to Cause Havoc
More than 70,000 fire fighters and 11,000 soldiers are on duty fighting the most dramatic floods in Germany in more than a decade. Thousands of residents were still unable to return to their homes, and bridges and streets were impassable in many regions of eastern and southern Germany.