Police say a northern New York woman has been arrested on charges of driving drunk after trying to apply for a job - as a driver for a social services agency.
The Washington County sheriff's office says the 50-year-old woman went to a county office in Fort Edward on Wednesday to apply to become a Meals on Wheels program driver.Full Story
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel was bombarded with French fries and squirted with mayonnaise on Monday by ex-Femen activists angry at the government’s austerity plans.
"Michel get out, austerity get out," cried the four activists as the 38-year-old premier was beginning a speech in the southern city of Namur, according to several media present.Full Story
Spain's Christmas lottery El Gordo, considered the world's richest in prizes, shared out 2.2 billion euros ($2.7 billion) on Monday in a country fighting to recover from years of recession.
Holders of tickets with this year's top winning number -- the Gordo itself, or "Fat One" -- won 400,000 euros each, with thousands of other smaller cash prizes.Full Story
Sixteen Albanian migrants were found hiding in a truckload of Christmas trees waiting to board a ferry to England from the French port of Dieppe, a police source said Monday.
French customs agents found the migrants hiding among the trees on Friday night during a routine search of trucks preparing to take the ferry to Newhaven.Full Story
A drunk driver clocked 50 kilometers going the wrong way on a highway in western France, colliding with three cars along the way but injuring only one person, police said Saturday.
The 56-year-old from the central city of Tours was driving home from southwestern Bordeaux after drinking heavily late Friday.Full Story
The World Pie Eating Championships were declared null and void when an intern sent the pies to a divorce party instead, reports said Friday.
While the divorce bash got the competition-sized pies, the world championships venue -- a pub in Wigan, northwest England -- received meat and potato pies twice the regulation diameter.Full Story
Unholy mackerel! A French fishmonger in women's lingerie has a lot of explaining to do after being arrested for exposing himself to holiday shoppers through his store window.
Fish weren't the only things on display when police in the northern town of Auchel found the 48-year-old cavorting and drunk, a police source told Agence France Presse on Friday.Full Story
At dawn before commuting to his job in London's business district Canary Wharf, 26-year-old Nathaniel Hone joins hundreds of revelers at a dance party fueled only by coffee and smoothies.
At 6:15 am in trendy Bethnal Green, where art galleries prevail over the franchises common elsewhere in the capital, the dark streets are almost deserted under the drizzle on a recent visit.Full Story
A coffee roasting company in Berlin received its normal shipment of beans from Brazil with an unexpected addition: a sack brimming with cocaine, police said Thursday.
"An employee at the roasting firm at about 10:00 am opened a container that had been delivered and found not only coffee but a bag containing 33 kilos of cocaine," Berlin police said in a statement.Full Story
A pair of sneakers worn by Michael Jordan when he played basketball at the University of North Carolina sold for $33,387 on Thursday, U.S. media reported.
Grey Flannel Auctions, which sold the shoes, told ESPN they were consigned by a high school team-mate of Jordan and that the winning bidder preferred to remain anonymous.Full Story