Debt reduction plans by European governments spark protest from unions, which hope to rally 100,000 marchers in Brussels.
French unions rallied again in protest of President Sarkozy's proposal to increase the minimum retirement age to 62.
Largely Muslim Turkey is split over a referendum on changes to the Constitution. Once again, critics warn of the secular state going Islamic. Prime Minister Erdogan needs to build trust among those who fear he and his religious party have a secret agenda.
In France, a movement from within the Gypsy community could temper what have been bad relations with European governments amid a hot immigration debate.
France's Bernard Kouchner, Japan's Katsuya Okada, and Belgium's Charles Michel discuss innovative financing to fund development projects that will help lift up the world's poorest people.
A lawsuit in Ireland challenges the European Union's aim to collect and store personal data, even as the United Arab Emirates threatens to block BlackBerry until the company makes it easier to monitor information and the Obama administration seeks to circumvent judicial oversight to collect US data online.
The gross domestic product (GDP) fell to 2.4 percent in the last quarter. One reason could be a rising reluctance of Americans to move to jobs in other states. Congress must help revive the historically high rate of mobility in labor.
As a method of increasing economic growth we might want to have a bonfire of the regulations burdening European governments.
A Malawi court today sentenced a gay couple to 14 years in jail for practicing homosexuality. The case has brought criticism from the US and Europe, which provide more than 40 percent of Malawi's government budget.
The Conservative Party leader David Cameron swiftly moved into 10 Downing Street on Tuesday as the UK's first Conservative Party prime minister in 13 years. Gordon Brown steps down.