Shelves that allow anyone to take or leave a book are a hit in cities and suburbs, including Cologne.
Eurozone leaders will meet this week in Brussels to discuss the Greek debt crisis. German chancellor Angela Merket says the Eurozone meeting won't solve the crisis quickly.
Strikes at a French deicing fluid factory led to a shortage that grounded planes at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport as the rest of Europe's transportation system slowly dug out of snow drifts.
European travel warnings and canceled trips likely to hit Mexico's $13 billion a year industry.
In the Internet age, laws might not be enough to prevent such a tragedy.
With Germany's already strict gun laws, some say focus must be on societal issues.