The fighting in eastern Ukraine has been largely on the periphery for most Europeans. But the deaths of 298 airline passengers has brought it into urgent focus.
A reporter's impromptu serenade is about as controversial as much loved German Chancellor Merkel's birthday is apt to get.
The last few days have seen British women gain, both through David Cameron's decision to reshuffle his cabinet and the Church of England's vote to approve women bishops.
Some in France still seethe over their defeat in the Algerian War and resent the Algerians' participation. The anger is sharpest among rightest opponents of President Hollande.
The decision to ask the CIA's Berlin station chief to leave may be the most Germany can do to express its anger at the US, on whom it relies for military and intelligence aid.
The revelation that Germany is investigating a second person for spying for the US, mere days after the first case was announced, threatens to derail US-German relations.
Germany may have dealt Brazil its worst World Cup defeat ever. But it’s probably the Germans who are most willing to show the Brazilians the most compassion today.
Germans blame Merkel for being soft on the US. If she doesn't take a tougher stance in response to the spy charges, she may face a backlash from an increasingly anti-American public.
Pope Francis was criticized for waiting too long to meet with victims abused by Catholic priests, but others say holding these meetings on Vatican grounds is a strong statement.
To be sure, the two world wars are a part of France's psyche when it comes to its on-field rivalry with Germany. But memories of a little match from 1982 also plays a role.
The police's questioning of France's former leader – in connection with allegations of influence-peddling – could torpedo Sarkozy's rumored political comeback and undermine his UMP opposition party.
Though Ukraine signed a trade deal with the EU amid much fanfare, the accompanying reforms and regulations are sure to bring much short-term pain for the struggling country.
Though Angela Merkel has been outspoken for Ukraine, which signed an EU trade deal today, Germany's complicated relationship with Russia clouds its commitment to Kiev.
Britain's prime minister has been vociferously opposed to Jean-Claude Juncker's candidacy to head the European Commission. He appears headed for a very public defeat.
The prime minister's relentless opposition to Jean-Claude Juncker's nomination has cost him almost all his European allies. Many worry it will help drive the UK out of the EU.
German soccer fans expect their side to win today's World Cup match against the US team – a squad that has a very German flavor of its own.
As an American, the Monitor's European bureau chief did not expect the audience at Kiev's opera house to be quite so... youthful.
The author compared the 'more Scottish than thou' fringe of the independence movement with the villains from her Harry Potter series.
The fight between Angela Merkel and David Cameron might look like it's just about prospective EC President Jean-Claude Juncker. But it's not.
Pont des Arts 'love locks': The hundreds of pounds of 'love locks' attached as a romantic gesture to the fences of the Pont des Arts footbridge have finally taken a toll, ripping a section of railing free.