Prime Minister Cameron announced a raft of new laws meant to prevent British citizens returning from Syria and Iraq from radicalizing. But observers say the plan is likely to run afoul of preexisting human rights laws.
As the Christmas season begins, many people dress up as Santa Claus helper 'Black Pete' by donning blackface and curly wigs. Opponents were disappointed when a Dutch court refused to rule on whether that violates antidiscrimination laws.
Russia's ruble has lost half its value against the dollar this year – 10 percent in just the past week. But most Russians still support President Putin in the sanctions and counter-sanctions battle with the West that has hurt the Russian currency.
Twenty-five years ago today, the fall of the Berlin Wall was welcomed by the West, but many worried about what it meant for Germany and for East-West relations. The Christian Science Monitor reported as it happened.
The Russian president has made repeated warnings about newly empowered fascists and Nazis, both in Ukraine and across Europe. Russian analysts say the issue is serious – but that Putin is ignoring real fascist threats in favor of furthering his own policies.
The video of a woman getting sexually harassed in New York garnered much attention in the US, but also in Europe, where women say catcalling is just as much a problem there, and cuts across racial and social lines.
NATO says it has seen an 'unusual level of air activity over European airspace,' involving 19 Russian bombers and fighters on Wednesday alone. But the flights are more message than menace, experts say.
The elections, scheduled for Sunday, would deviate from a Sept. 5 peace deal between Ukrainian and Russian leaders. Experts say the elections will bring new uncertainty to an already fragile truce in eastern Ukraine.
The Ottoman Empire shelled the Russian port of Odessa 100 years ago today, entering into the Great War on the side of Germany and Austria-Hungary. The Christian Science Monitor reported as it happened.