LONDON (AP) — A U.K. budget airline will create an artificial volcanic ash cloud over Europe this summer to test ash detection technology. The experiment aims to avoid the kind of chaos that paralyzed air traffic during eruptions three years ago.
Thursday's announcement was made by easyJet, which acquired a ton of ash collected in Iceland by scientists in the months after the 2010 eruptions for its test. Air travel was virtually suspended for days in Europe and millions...
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian authorities have formally launched a search for a lawmaker wanted for questioning in relation to a deadly pedophilia scandal that has riveted the nation for the past three years.
Neringa Venckiene, who was recently stripped of her legal immunity by fellow parliamentarians, has not been publicly seen in recent days.
The scandal broke in October 2009, when Venckiene's brother, Drasius Kedys, is alleged to have...
MADRID (AP) — Thousands of students and teachers staged a strike across Spain on Thursday to protest government austerity measures and a planned new education reforms.
The stoppage affected all levels of education and union pickets were placed at many schools and universities across the country. Organizers claimed a 65 percent turnout by teachers for the strike, while the Education Ministry put the figure at 19 percent.