The uproar over the US-based ride-hailing service is part of France's ongoing reaction to globalization. Last week two top Uber executives in Paris were arrested briefly for allegedly running an illegal business.
The resignation of Greece's finance minister after Sunday's referendum could be a balm to European officials, who were highly annoyed by his abrasive ways. But the gap between Athens and Brussels still looms large.
Many Greeks feel a sense of humiliation from the constant austerity demands by its creditors and the damage they have inflicted on the national psyche. But others warn that pride will not solve Greece's woes.
In the spring, European leaders came out strongly in support of a united plan to deal with the flood of migrants trying to enter the EU. But the plan to divvy up migrants among EU members by quota fell apart amid acrimony.
The French president responded with anger at the news the NSA had spied on him and other French presidents. But Angela Merkel's experience two years ago suggests why Hollande might want to tread carefully.
Professor Tim Hunt resigned today after making sexist comments about women working in the sciences. But some say his remarks are indicative of a bigger problem in the UK, most recently manifesting as boorish 'lad culture.'