Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been stripped off his immunity from prosecution, but political analysts say his government is unlikely fall.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi already controls much of the private media. Now, critics say, he's using lawsuits and pressure to muzzle independent and state-owned press.
At the Conservative Party's conference Thursday, David Cameron will try to project a more compassionate image even as he calls for public-spending cuts and tax hikes.
Sweden celebrated its 30th anniversary of becoming the first country toban hitting children. But activists split on whether sparing the rod iskind to kids – or makes them criminals.
Italy takes steps to stop binge drinking, which is growing among Italians thanks to the influx of hard-drinking tourists.
Chancellor Angela Merkel won a 'center-right' coalition in Sunday's vote, but passing the proposed tax cuts of her main partner will be difficult in this economic crisis.
Voters enabled Chancellor Angela Merkel to form a politically comfortable 'center-right' coalition with the pro-business, tax-cutting Free Democratic Party (FDP).
Rich nation recoils at influx of impoverished neighbors.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition looks strong going into Sunday's election, but 'Die Linke' – the Left – could prove a spoiler.
Russian President Medvedev made few new concessions in response to the canceling of Russia's Eastern European missile-shield plan. But new ways to cooperate on threats like Iran's nuclear program and instability in Afghanistan are emerging.
The sale of Opel to a Russian-Canadian consortium has prompted allegations that Germany's Merkel sweetened the deal to retain jobs at the expense of other Europeans.
New guidelines on assisted suicide clarify conditions under which those who help someone die are likely to avoid prosecution.
New poll indicates Merkel’s desire for center-right government may be out of reach as Sept. 27 election looms.
German analysts say this gives the US and Europe more leeway in negotiations with Russia, and give Poland a ‘healthier’ foreign policy.
The Taliban killing of six soldiers in Kabul prompts calls for withdrawal. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said there will be no pullout of Italian troops.
The connections of the old Habsburg Empire have reappeared, post cold war, but regional identity has not.
Germany, France, and UK are ready to impose oil and gas sanctions on Iran to stave off military strikes. But Oct. 1 talks about Iran's nuclear program will likely delay any moves.
A hotly contested election campaign concluded with reconfirmation that Norway won't join the EU.
Historic negotiations set for Oct. 1 will showcase an emboldeneded Tehran angling to buy more time to develop its nuclear capabilities, European analysts say.
Though questions remain about how to bring electricity to shore, Europe sees offshore wind power as a crucial component in its effort to reduce carbon emissions.