On his recent European tour, Tibet's exiled leader preached compassion, but expressed frustration over 'lies and hypocrisy' from Beijing
A record low turnout of only 43 percent of 375 million eligible voters pointed to skepticism about a more integrated Europe.
Day-care workers are on strike this week as Germany's model labor union system shows signs of unraveling.
Last week, Greenpeace failed in its bid to force Norway's StatoilHydro to abandon a $2 billion investment in a project that it says produces 10 times the greenhouse gases as North Sea drilling.
Hells Angels and immigrant gangs clash; police and citizens struggle to find solutions.
Although the left is making gains in Europe – a new anticapitalist party in France has higher approval ratings than Sarkozy – centrist parties remain strong.