The UN refugee agency last week harshly criticized Athens for poor treatment of asylum seekers – a majority of whom are from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sweden, Europe's most generous host, is scaling back to ease strains on its welfare system. One town alone has accepted more Iraqis than the US since 2003.
For kids: items in the news – from voting for your favorite book online to tae kwon do in the Olympics.
John Keats's famous poem, 'To a Grecian Urn,' and an old cookbook bring back lost worlds.
In San Francisco's Chinatown, support for the torch relay Wednesday has more to do with cultural pride than political concerns.