The city's huge subway system, one of the world's largest outside of Asia, has been spared major accident until today, when at least 21 people were killed in a derailment.
The last few days have seen British women gain, both through David Cameron's decision to reshuffle his cabinet and the Church of England's vote to approve women bishops.
Russian leadership is of two minds on how to respond to the ongoing fighting in Ukraine, which crossed the border over the weekend. But 'surgical strikes' appear to be off the table.
Two government inquiries of decades-old abuses by powerful individuals are under way – spurred by the confluence of a high-profile case, police investigations, and media scrutiny.
Some in France still seethe over their defeat in the Algerian War and resent the Algerians' participation. The anger is sharpest among rightest opponents of President Hollande.
Today, on the 19th anniversary of the genocide, 175 more newly identified victims will be buried. Monitor correspondent David Rohde won a Pulitzer Prize for early reporting of one of the biggest massacres in modern Europe.
The decision to ask the CIA's Berlin station chief to leave may be the most Germany can do to express its anger at the US, on whom it relies for military and intelligence aid.
The pilot's capture under mysterious circumstances is a new point of contention between Russia and Ukraine, and has spawned a new social media campaign, '#saveourgirl'.
Russia's parliament has been in overdrive in recent weeks, working on legislation targeting free speech, women's heels, and the use of foreign words like 'hamburger.'
The revelation that Germany is investigating a second person for spying for the US, mere days after the first case was announced, threatens to derail US-German relations.
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has good reasons to root for both sides in today's Dutch-Argentine World Cup semifinal.
The former NSA contractor's lawyer tells the Monitor he has filled all the necessary paperwork for his client to continue living in Russia, which gave him sanctuary last year.
Germany may have dealt Brazil its worst World Cup defeat ever. But it’s probably the Germans who are most willing to show the Brazilians the most compassion today.
Germans blame Merkel for being soft on the US. If she doesn't take a tougher stance in response to the spy charges, she may face a backlash from an increasingly anti-American public.
India and China are Russia's main customers in an arms industry that remains shrouded in secrecy. Russia needs to expand its sales to rebuild its own military.
The close associate of Mikhail Gorbachev died today. He helped negotiate an end to the cold war and was later forced to step down as president of Georgia.
Putin's seeming passivity as Ukraine's Army drives back pro-Russian rebels could spark a political backlash at home, warns Russia's leading ultranationalist philosopher.
Pope Francis was criticized for waiting too long to meet with victims abused by Catholic priests, but others say holding these meetings on Vatican grounds is a strong statement.
May's deadly floods in Bosnia did more than damage infrastructure. They also shifted land mines, which now pose a very real danger to both residents and recovery teams.
To be sure, the two world wars are a part of France's psyche when it comes to its on-field rivalry with Germany. But memories of a little match from 1982 also plays a role.