A Ukrainian oligarch may have convinced Putin that President Petro Poroshenko's peace plan is 'an important step towards reaching a final settlement' in the east.
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 tiny Baltic nation has unique experience with oil shale, a sedimentary rock that provides all of Estonia's electricity – and keeps it from depending on Russia for power.
Estonia's oil shale industry produces massive hills of ash, which dot the countryside. What if, one enterprising student thought, we turn it into something fun?
Moscow gave guarded approval to the Ukrainian president's plan. But rebel opposition, military realities, and even resistance from western Ukrainians undermine its prospects.
Thousands of Tatars have fled their homeland in the Crimean peninsula since it was annexed by Russia. But what do they do now?
King Felipe VI took the throne today, in Spain's first post-dictatorship royal succession. Here are five things to know about the new king and his role in Spain.
Petro Poroshenko said today that the unilateral cease-fire will launch a peace process that includes decentralization of power to the regions.
The Spanish Senate approved legislation today that enables Prince Felipe's ascension to the throne. But many in Spain hold mixed feelings about the monarchy and its future.
President Poroshenko has effectively ended $15 billion in arms contracts that keep Russia's military in the air and Ukraine's defense industry employed.
The government has put several Birmingham schools on probation amid accusations that Islamic conservatives were trying to take them over. But the reality is more nuanced.
Kiev owes Gazprom billions in unpaid gas bills. But the Ukraine-Russia gas wars have taken a toll on Europe's confidence in Russia as an energy supplier.
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.
Kosovo's last vote was marred by widespread fraud and a boycott by ethnic Serbian voters. But Sunday's general election, which Serbs took part in, was free and fair, observers say.
The Orange Revolution 10 years ago started strong, but failed to stamp out endemic corruption in Ukraine's government. This time, activists say, they won't let up on reforms.
Leaders from across Europe and America have gathered in Normandy today to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day – even as Europe and Russia are at loggerheads, and anti-EU sentiments rise.
From old Red Cross ambulances to friends dressed in vintage military uniforms, Normandy buzzes with thousands of visitors retracing the paths of the Allied soldiers who liberated Normandy.
A group of artists and authors touring Scotland is looking to include Scots living outside urban centers in the country's debate on independence.