Russia has reportedly ordered the military to plan war games to deal with potential spillover from a US-Iran conflict.
Critics say mistakes made while reporting on the Costa Concordia undermine the Italian journalism industry's argument that its strict regulations are essential to maintaining credibility.
Many questions remain unanswered after Italian cruise ship, Costa Concordia, collided with rocks off the coast of Tuscany and capsized this week.
Costa Concordia owners say that the captain made an unauthorized deviation from the programmed course, leading to the deadly crash.
European powers have agreed in principle to embargo Iranian oil, the lifeblood of Iran's economy, adding to tough sanctions already in place.
Authorities in Italy are holding the captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship for abandoning the boat before all passengers had escaped.
Unexpectedly successful bond auctions for Spain and Italy and additional lending from the European Central Bank generated speculation about a turnaround – until S&P announced it had downgraded France.
The Basque terrorist group ETA, Europe's last violent separatist movement, agreed to a cease-fire last year, paving the way for Basques to engage in the political process.
Russia's President Putin promised to end police repression and give citizens legal outlets to challenge the government, but many people hear only empty rhetoric after years of oppression.
Spain and Italy hit their borrowing targets today, benefiting from favorable lending rates that signal eurozone investors' cautious confidence.
Russia is wary of any international action similar to the UN resolution on Libya, which parlayed a mandate to protect civilians into a drive for regime change.
The prospect of a Scottish independence referendum has gained substantial traction among Scots and the UK's attempt to call the shots could backfire by stirring up nationalist sentiment.
Hungary has seen a stunning consolidation of power under President Orban. A new Constitution that took effect Jan. 1 appears to confirm a move toward more authoritarian rule.
In a Berlin meeting today, German Chancellor Merkel and French President Sarkozy signaled a major shift in eurozone economic strategy by making growth a priority in managing the economic crisis.
The Irish town of Athlone has approved a project that could bring as many as 400 Chinese businesses to Ireland. With China facing declining growth and Ireland mired in debt, both stand to benefit.
New information about the other suspects in Stephen Lawrence's murder, as well as a complaint about the sentences for the two men found guilty, means the racially explosive case is not yet settled.
Kate Middleton, known as the Duchess of Cambridge, today announced the first five organizations she will support as a royal patron.
The killing of Stephen Lawrence, a black teenager in London, brought forward issues of racism in Britain's police forces and revolutionized their policing practices.
Seven Monitor correspondents reflect on the world's hot spots. In this installment, Robert Marquand says the eurozone crisis is undermining postwar ideals.
Tens of thousands of Hungarians turned out to protest what they say is a slide into authoritarianism as a result of new laws and a new Constitution.
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