The rector of Notre Dame said the cathedral couldn't afford its annual 80,000-euro tree, prompting Russia to come to the rescue. The gift comes amid particularly poor relations between Paris and Moscow.
Released this week, 'Africa Stop Ebola' is set to pop and reggae and sung in seven languages by famous West African artists. It offers advice on how to combat the virus – without, supporters say, tapping stereotypes and fear.
France has become the latest country in Europe to consider recognizing the state of Palestine. With a non-binding vote getting under way Friday, its National Assembly is following the lead of four other European nations that have taken similar steps.
Poland and Russia expelled each other's diplomats this week and canceled cultural exchanges. But many Poles, driven by longstanding ties as well as business interests, want more dialogue. Will the new PM deliver?
Part 3 of 3: Anti-Semitism has a long history in Europe. But Jews are feeling increasingly threatened by what they see as a new wave of prejudice – brewed in part by burgeoning extremism in Muslim communities.
Part 2 of 3: Fears of radicalized European jihadis returning home to commit acts of terrorism are fueling Islamophobia across France and the Continent. Some say that is further disillusioning Muslim youth – making them more likely to radicalize.
Part 1 of 3: In Marseille, one of France's most multicultural cities, the anti-immigrant National Front is moving from the fringes into the mainstream with the support of disenfranchised Muslims, amongst others.
UKIP, which has boosted its appeal with an anti-EU, anti-immigration platform, won its first seat in Parliament Thursday with a commanding margin. The vote follows a series of coups for the party ahead of next May's general elections.
The Islamic State's execution of Briton Alan Henning coincided with the release of David Richard Bolam by a Libyan group. With IS now threatening to execute Abdul-Rahman Kassig, a US aid worker, debate is again raging over ransoms.
Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to hold a referendum on Britain's EU membership, while also devolving more powers within Britain following the Scottish referendum. Success at home could boost his chances in Brussels.
Berlin's reluctance to act militarily on moral grounds is well known. But over the past week, a series of investigations and the release of a confidential government report have shown that the German military is in a sorry state.