Bickering and divisiveness among democrats within former Soviet states could lead to authoritarian, anti-Western rule.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Wednesday with the Millenium Challenge Corporation to decide whether to cancel US aid in response to the leftist leader's alleged attempts to steal elections.
The prime minister is fighting to win over rebels in his Labour Party after it suffered its worst results in a century.
Young voters gave a seat in EU parliament to new party that campaigned to loosen copyright laws.
A record low turnout of only 43 percent of 375 million eligible voters pointed to skepticism about a more integrated Europe.
Britain's Gordon Brown could fall, while Dutch populist Geert Wilders's anti-Islam stand finds new appeal.
The Italian leader and media mogul is enraged by the photos. His lawyer is threatening a suit against El País, the newspaper that carried them.
The new party is fielding 600 candidates in two dozen countries. Will EU reform resonate with recession-weary voters?