Assailed first by a debt crisis, then acting as a front line in Europe’s migrant crisis, Greece has had an extremely difficult few years. Yet it has avoided civil conflict and has remained in the eurozone, contrary to many expectations.
Prime Minister Renzi resigned after Italians rejected his constitutional reforms. Experts attribute that in part to Donald Trump's election – which could upend elections in France, Germany, and the Netherlands next.
Britain's highest judicial body will decide whether the government can trigger the process to separate from the European Union without parliament's approval.
Moderate Alexander Van der Bellen soundly defeated his right-wing rival, Norbert Hofer, on Sunday in the vote for Austria's presidency.
Vegetarians and vegans were unhappy to discover that the Bank of England's new polymer five-pound note contains tallow, a substance derived from animal fat.
In territorial disputes, armies are usually close behind an army of lawyers. Belgium and the Netherlands are charting a friendlier approach.
The city of Gävle's giant wood-and-straw yuletide ungulate has been torched 38 times in the past 50 years.