The plans would end Kiev's vast powers and give regional governments much greater control over their own affairs, a key demand of pro-Russia rebels.
Clément Léon acts as a go-between for local residents and the city's evening businesses, which employ some 600,000 people.
Tragedies last year spurred the Italian Navy to more aggressively seek out refugee boats before they run into danger. But the practice seems to be increasing the rush of asylum seekers.
Chancellor Merkel, who is in Washington today, has made a show of unity with Obama against Russia's intervention in Ukraine. But the German public is not quite so committed.
Ten years ago, the EU opened its doors to Eastern Europeans seeking a better life. But even today, anti-immigrant sentiments remain powerful in Europe.
The Roma earned the right to travel across Western Europe this year. And in Mannheim, locals are helping them overcome the social obstacles they encounter.
With their Army unable to stop pro-Russia militants, Ukrainian reservists are doffing their uniforms and training as informal military units – with the tacit support of Kiev.
Irish republican leader Gerry Adams was arrested Wednesday in connection with a 1972 murder. Could it harm the peace process in Northern Ireland, sixteen years after a pact was signed?
Members of Right Sector and 'self-defense' groups still sit on the square and engage in street fights with other radicals – sending a negative signal about the state of Kiev's control.
The seizure of German military observers in eastern Ukraine has put a human face on a crisis that could force Germany into a tougher tone with Russia.
A recent poll found that most people in eastern Ukraine oppose the seizure of government buildings, but half of respondents think President Turchynov is 'illegally occupying his post.'
Accusations of fascism and alleged anti-Semitic incidents have riled up both Kiev and Moscow. But Donetsk's 20,000-odd Jews don't want to be part of the game.
The late pope, who was canonized today, is remembered in Poland as an architect of the fall of communism – a role of new significance in light of the Kremlin's increasing assertiveness.
Cornwall – home to the ubiquitous Cornish pasty and the 'Pirates of Penzance' – this week joined the UK's other Celtic groups as a recognized minority. What will that mean for the people on the peninsula?
Thomas Piketty's 'Capital in the 21st Century' – 700 pages of economic and growth data – has captured the No. 1 slot on Amazon for its sharp look at what lies behind growing wealth inequality.
The Kremlin has argued that broader Western sanctions would make Russia more self-sufficient. But economists warn that if sanctions persist, the damage could be crippling.
The American reporter for Vice News had been shooting often reckless videos of the crisis before he was grabbed by pro-Russia militiamen. He was released Thursday after being held for four days.
Militants occupying government buildings across eastern Ukraine are clear in their calls for 'federalization.' When pressed on what that means, though, things get murky.
The British prime minister last week said that Britons should be proud of being a 'Christian country,' provoking a backlash from secularists who prefer a more pluralist society.
VKontakte founder and CEO Pavel Durov says he was fired over his resistance to Moscow's efforts to monitor and control access to the popular social media platform.