German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are pushing for a more economically disciplined and unified eurozone as a way to stem Europe's spiraling debt crises. But it remains to be seen just how much the two leaders can do to reverse the economic damage spreading quickly. Below, the Monitor answers key questions about the debt crisis and the trouble it spells for the eurozone.
Nigeria's Boko Haram says it would be willing to negotiate with the government if the mediator was the Sultan of Sokoto, a critic of government tactics against the militant group.
His dismissal of 200,000 protesters seeking cheaper housing as aligned with terrorists probably won't broaden his appeal as he seeks to drum up support for his 'Restoring Courage' event.
Libyan rebels, who are battling Qaddafi's forces for control of the country's last functioning oil refinery, say they'll be in Tripoli by the end of August.
Apps for Good recruits immigrant or unemployed youths from London neighborhoods to develop phone programs relevant to their needs and to teach entrepreneurial skills.
A strong Antarctic front continued to dump record amounts of snow across New Zealand on Wednesday. But for many in New Zealand, the wintery blast is just too much to handle.
Iran has embraced a Russian proposal to restart nuclear negotiations with the international community, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's political rivals may try to block the talks.
The scene of a chaotic power struggle earlier this year, Ivory Coast is now enjoying a recovery summer. But while it has the money to pay its debts, it is purposefully defaulting instead.
Shell oil spill: Although the amount of oil involved in the Shell spill off the coast of Scotland is an order of magnitude smaller than BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster — around 1,300 barrels so far compared to an estimated 4.9 million in the Gulf — the spill undercuts Shell's earlier suggestions that it is a safer company than BP.
Prime Minister David Cameron's speech yesterday about the roots of last week's riots had no shortage of critics.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev chose a painful anniversary – that of the 1991 August Coup, which tried to reverse his democratic reforms – to criticize Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Major multinational mining companies have been flocking to West Africa over the past few years, as iron ore's soaring price and Africa's cheap labor have offset concerns about regional instability.
Violence across Iraq yesterday was horrific, and likely carried out by Sunni Arab militants. It all feels so 2004.