1st woman — mother of 7 and Merkel disciple — is nominated to lead EU’s executive commission

Ursula von der Leyen, a surprise choice to become the next head of the European Commission, is a strong supporter of closer European cooperation who has been Germany’s defense minister since 2013 and a fixture in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet over the longtime leader’s nearly 14 years in power.

Turkey sees political tension after Erdogan’s opposition wins in Istanbul

The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party had on leading Turkey’s largest city.

‘Italian Bonnie and Clyde’ arrested in Thailand, accused of pretending to be George Clooney to sell clothes

A husband and wife known as the “Italian Bonnie and Clyde” were arrested Saturday after years on the run with the husband allegedly pretending to be George Clooney online to sell clothes.

French postal worker who never knew his U.S. serviceman father finally tracks down American siblings thanks to DNA test

A French man spent his whole life searching for his father who he knew only as an American solider without a name; 75 years later, a DNA test reunites him with his brother living in South Carolina, who never knew he existed.