Volgograd will temporarily revert to its former name, Stalingrad, in commemoration of its WWII Soviet victory. But some see it as a Trojan horse for glorification of Stalinist times.
Off-the-book payments to high-level members of the Popular Party – though possibly legal – could undermine Prime Minister Rajoy's government, both in Spain and among EU creditor nations.
The Lacombe family, now living in a new Parisian office, are just a few of nearly 200,000 homeless in France who activists – and the government – are trying to house in vacant properties.
In her last week as secretary of State, Clinton accused Moscow of being 'unwilling to go forward' in helping to broker a peace deal. The Russian government says she has distorted the picture.
The Jan. 1953 flood killed several hundred people, but some experts wonder if the country has learned its lesson about disaster prevention.
However, the first Socialist elected to French high office in decades still faces high unemployment and low growth.
Russian experts say the downturn is a result of Putin's determination to do away with international pacts that he sees as demeaning or forcing Russia into a 'junior partner' role.
Despite signs that Spain's crippling recession might be easing, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy looks to have no easier a year in 2013 as austerity bites, Catalonia bucks, and corruption lurks.
By hiding losses of hundreds of millions of euros, the 540-year-old Monte dei Paschi di Siena has threatened to trip up the leading Democratic Party – to Silvio Berlusconi's benefit.
The queen of the Netherlands tonight announced her intent to abdicate on April 30, which will clear the way for her son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, to take the throne.
In a CNN interview aired over the weekend, the former president and current prime minister commented on Syria, Sergei Magnitsky, and his office-swap with Vladimir Putin.
Moscow is criticized for weak support of the Arab Spring, and for actively backing Bashir al-Assad in Syria. But the Kremlin says its policies are consistent and the West is exporting revolt.
Potential creditors in Europe are hesitant to bail out debt-ridden Cyprus as they suspect the country's banking industry may be a haven for money-laundering by Russian oligarchs.
The unilateral law passed by Catalonia’s parliament today in effect embarks the Spanish region on a path to independence from Madrid.
Legislation currently being debated in Parliament would reverse a 16th century ban on the king or queen marrying a Catholic – and end discrimination against female heirs.
Britain's prime minister declared himself in favor of an up-or-down referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union.
An ultranationalist party has proposed a bill to ban about 100 English words – like 'killer' and 'sale' – that it says are 'cluttering' the Russian language. Language experts are dubious.
Experts say that it is unlikely that members of France's Malian community would commit terrorist acts. Rather, it is hard-to-track 'lone wolf' Islamists who are the largest threat.
Though the Kremlin said the move was 'absolutely not an evacuation,' some wonder if it preludes the withdrawal of the tens of thousands of Russians living in war-torn Syria.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem steps into a position key to steering Europe through its debt crisis. He said there is room for both austerity and the financial aid southern Europe seeks.
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