The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is pushing to abolish baby 'boxes' where mothers can legally abandon unwanted babies. Social workers argue otherwise.
A draft law requiring NGOs that receive outside funding to register as 'foreign agents' will further limit their political independence.
French newspaper Le Figaro carried a piece today, citing an unnamed official, that asserts details of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's 2004 death have been concealed.
Ugly eurozone-crisis dynamics threaten to make it a summer of social unrest. But Spain's Euro2012 win and Germany's agreement on a European rescue fund have shifted the tone.
Barclays CEO Robert Diamond resigned today. As investigations of lending rate manipulation continue a government official says a 'culture that had flourished in the age of irresponsibility' must end.
Spain's defeat of Italy in the UEFA cup is a welcome morale boost for many Spaniards.
Russian officials will meet with two Syrian opposition members later this month, as well as UN envoy Kofi Annan, raising hopes that Moscow's support for the Syrian regime is weakening.
A gay pride march in the Bulgarian capital Sofia stayed peaceful Saturday, but homosexuality remains a sensitive issue across the Balkans.
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.
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