The once-unmovable Chancellor Merkel agreed to a bailout fund for struggling eurozone members, saying she did not bow to pressure. Headlines in Germany portray it differently.
After weeks of refusing to yield, German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to allow eurozone bailout funds to be used to recapitalize struggling banks.
As the crisis in Syria collapses into what looks like full-blown civil war, Russia's response stems from a complicated mix of principle, self-interest, mistrust of Western motives, and differing perceptions of the situation.
Arrests and intimidation of political opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin have been on the upswing recently, extending even to a former KGB comrade of the Russian leader.
As Europe's leaders meet in Brussels today, Germany is pushing hard for long-term reform. But Italy PM Monti says Europe faces disaster if high borrowing costs aren't addressed quickly.
A short look at some interesting facts and figures on the British tennis championships.
French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have emerged as the representatives of the two opposing camps, both trying to solve the eurozone crisis.
The meeting between Queen Elizabeth and longtime republican and Northern Irish Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness is a 'hugely significant step,' say commentators.
French intellectual Stéphane Hessel, a former Nazi resistance figure, will meet Aung Sun Suu Kyi tomorrow as she concludes a tour of Europe. He talks to the Monitor about what this means to him.
As Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Israel, burgeoning technology cooperation and a shared concern about Islamic extremism seem to be overtaking a history of poor relations.
The 'national district' of Khanti-Mansiysk, located in remote western Siberia, illustrates an ambitious effort by the Kremlin to modernize Soviet-era outposts, often with local oil revenue.
Mario Monti, who was heralded as the answer to Italy's myriad problems when he was appointed to the presidency, has run into endless obstacles, and public confidence in him is waning.
After weeks of pressure from other EU members, German Chancellor Merkel relented on her austerity-only prescription and acquiesced to a stimulus package for the eurozone crisis.
The political loggerheads between Germany and Greece have defined the European financial crisis. Now, the struggle hits the soccer field in Friday's Euro 2012 quarterfinal.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London Tuesday. Ecuador says it expects today to decided if it will grant his asylum request.
The G-20 ended with growing global pressure on German chancellor Angela Merkel to work toward a long-term solution for Europe's sinking economies.
The reintroduction of brown bears to Italy's Dolomite Mountains is one of Europe's greatest conservation successes, but locals with dead livestock are not happy.
Greece's emerging government is expected to ask for more time to implement austerity measures. Germany is saying no. One side will have to back down.
Two forensic psychiatrists finished their testimony today, arguing that Anders Behring Breivik did not suffer any psychosis when he prepared and launched his terror attacks last July.
Spanish institutions are in no shape to help struggling Spaniards, so they're turning to alternative banks and ways of exchanging goods to get by.
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