Scotland's vote on independence, and a later referendum on Britain's membership in the EU, spur questions about the country's role in the world.
Scots will vote on Sept. 18 – and women have emerged as the ultimate swing vote. Though many Scots are skeptical, the Scottish National Party has vowed that it will shape an independent Scotland in the image of Scandinavia, which sets high standards on gender equality and social justice.
Two brothers from Senegal sought a better life in Europe. Only one of them made it. But their experiences highlight the pressure on European governments to fairly tackle illegal immigration.