The Vatican is trying to clarify efforts to reconcile with a sharply right-wing set of bishops excommunicated in 1988.
Europeans, who have long pushed to close the controversial facility, are hesitant to take some of its inmates.
Italy, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Britain are among those giving nuclear another look.
Concerns about Islamist threat have influenced traditionally pro-Arab Europe's view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Efforts outside the US tend to amount to 1.5 percent of GDP or less, one tally finds.
The industry seeks help, but analysts wonder if falling demand can be reversed before makers resort to deep job cuts.
A new discourse is emerging in France and Europe that urges a focus on ability – rather than on race or skin.
A spirit of cooperation is tested ahead of a crucial series of meetings to prepare for a Nov. 15 US summit.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (r.) and his foreign minister, Franco Frattini, spoke to the media Wednesday at an EU environmental conference in Brussels.