The Netherlands has banned non-residents from buying marijuana in the country. Neighboring governments are pleased, but the country's coffee shop owners and opposition party are not.
French presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande, of the Socialist Party, could prompt major changes to the German-led austerity model, which much of Europe is already rising up against.
At a conference in Moscow convened to discuss the NATO missile defense shield, a fierce point of contention between the US and Russia, efforts to find a compromise reached a dead end.
With Ukraine and Poland preparing to host the Euro 2012 soccer championship, Europe sees it as an opportune time to pressure Ukraine over its treatment of opposition figure Yulia Tymoshenko.
The defense ministry has begun putting anti-aircraft missiles on rooftops in a few parts of London ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games.
In last night's presidential debate, challenger Francois Hollande matched President Nicolas Sarkozy point for point, occasionally putting the famed debater on the defensive.
Russian media experts and journalists say Freedom House's annual press freedom survey doesn't acknowledge the rise of independent media outlets and social media, which are broadening the landscape.
Three-quarters of France is expected to tune in tonight to the sole debate between François Holland and President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is in danger of becoming the first incumbent to lose since 1981.
In the suburban ghettos ringing France's cities, marginalized minority residents, particularly youth, struggle to access opportunity in a society that seems off-limits.
On a Greek island, at least 600 are suspected of falsely claiming to be blind to get disability money. It's part of the rampant fraud that prompted Athens to halt payments to 200,000 last week.
The Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, enjoys widespread popularity a year after marrying Prince William.
Despite making little headway on corruption or human rights, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev did change Russia. 'The ice began to melt and Putin won't be able to refreeze it,' said one expert.
Anders Behring Breivik said in testimony last week that a popular Norwegian song promoting tolerance is a Marxist brainwashing tool, but 40,000 Norwegians turned out today to reject that.
Anders Behring Breivik, the man behind Norway's terror attacks last summer, said in court today that the psychiatrists made up 80 percent of the report and don't understand politically motivated violence.
Here is a list of key players in the Leveson inquiry, which is examining the phone-hacking scandal that has ensnared the powerful Murdoch family and prominent government officials.
Spain used to be one of the most powerful economic forces in Latin America, but now it's struggling to punish Argentina for nationalizing a Spanish-owned oil producer.
Testimony in the Leveson inquiry, which is investigating the British phone hacking scandal, has cast doubt on Culture Secretary Hunt's impartiality toward Murdoch's News Corp.
A roundup of opinions on the Anders Behring Breivik trial and the attention it has received from Norway and around the globe.
The Russian Orthodox Church's ties with the government are facing push back. Church leaders have decried recent incidents, including a punk band's protest inside a church.
Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen captured 18 percent of the vote yesterday. How her supporters vote in the runoff could be the deciding factor between President Sarkozy and Francois Hollande.
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