Faine Greenwood and Paul Ames

Pope Benedict XVI approves German lawyer to head troubled Vatican bank


Outgoing pope appoints Ernst von Freyberg as head of Vatican bank, prior to his planned Feb. 28 retirement.

Pope says that he resigned for “good of the church” in farewell address


Microsoft hit with $731 million EU fine for breaking browser choice promise

Former French budget minister admits to Swiss bank account


Death toll rising in Genoa ship crash tragedy

Fashion retailers H&M and Zara will sign Bangladesh safety accord


Major European fashion retailers will sign a legally-binding safety accord to improve safety in Bangladesh clothing factories after deadly collapse.

Central Europe braces for major flooding

Cities in the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany are bolstering their defenses against floods that have already killed three people.