Germany's Irmela Mensah-Schramm checks lampposts, public benches, anywhere she might find a racist slogan or Nazi swastika. Then she pulls out a bottle of spray paint and covers it.
Revelations of US spying on European allies have hurt America's image abroad but won't irreparably damage transatlantic cooperation on intelligence gathering. Here's why.
The Monitor's Europe bureau chief finds a more muted atmosphere to Europe's intercity travel than on her last assignment, Latin America. There, the idea of a 'quiet car' would be inconceivable.