The pensioner who committed suicide in Athens' main square said it was his only dignified option before pension cuts forced him to forage for food in the trash.
Germany and Switzerland signed a treaty today in which Switzerland agreed to impose taxes on Germans' secret accounts in Swiss banks, but the deal still falls short of the transparency Germany wants.
Jean Luc Mélenchon has suddenly become the No. 3 French presidential candidate, whipping up crowds with his robust leftist rhetoric in a tough election season.
Michael McFaul's appointment as US ambassador to Russia was expected to be a home run, but he has ruffled feathers and the Kremlin is lashing out.
Germany's traditional family policies have forced German women to choose between a career and motherhood. The consequences could slow its economic momentum.
James Murdoch, son of billionaire Rupert Murdoch, stepped down as chairman of News Corps BskyB satellite broadcaster, as two investigations into the family business near their conclusion.
Union powers and workers' protections have been severely curtailed to make Europe's struggling economies more competitive. Some say the cuts have gone further than necessary.
A major blaze broke out Monday at a Moscow skyscraper under construction. Critics are raising questions about a culture of lax regulation as Moscow pursues a rapid makeover.
Amid accusations of plagiarism in his doctoral dissertation, Hungarian President Schmitt announced his resignation today.
As the deadline passed midnight Sunday for payment of a new government fee, only 49 percent of households had signed up to pay amid frustration with the government's austerity agenda.
The Swedish town of Oviken, whose pristine natural surroundings have made it popular with tourists, has the blessing – and burden – of uranium deposits below its soil.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is fighting for reelection in the April 22 presidential poll. Here are the top 5 presidential candidates.
Russia's top anti-corruption blogger has singled out Kremlin official Igor Shuvalov as an example of official corruption that has jumped sharply in the past four years.
Fed-up Spaniards took to the streets in a national strike Thursday, as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy struggled against waning political support for his unpopular economic policies.
Peace agreements brought the last Balkan conflict to an end more than two decades ago, but they didn't resolve ethnic tensions, which are rising to the surface again.
Some European leaders want to give the permanent bailout fund as much money as possible, but others say that will do nothing to deter a repeat of the current debt crisis.
Former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril traveled to Brussels to warn European leaders about the dangers of abandoning their work in Libya before the country is stabilized.
French media have repeatedly pointed out Mohammed Merah's Algerian roots, but their Algerian counterparts note that he was born and raised in France.
Mitt Romney's comment has astounded Russians, who acknowledge mixed relations with the US but point to Russia's integration with the international community as proof that they are not foe No. 1.
President Sarkozy got credit for deft handling of the deadly attacks on a Jewish school and French soldiers. But polls indicate the public has other concerns ahead of April elections.
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