The Greece and Ireland debt crises have raised more questions about a currency that was supposed to unify Europe.
In the wake of Republican gains in Tuesday's midterm elections, Europeans are wondering why a president who captivated their hearts was dealt such a blow.
The US and other NATO allies worry that the French sale of a $750 million Mistral warship to Russia will set an arms-trading precedent. But analysts say the ship does not yet represent the transfer of cutting-edge technology to Russia.
As president heads to France, Europeans ask how best to respond to an ally that is suddenly sending all the signals it has hoped for.
The note announcing the explosives lacked references to Islam, jihad, or the Taliban.
US exceptionalism had largely been seen here as a messianic rationale for use of power by a nation assuming special prerogatives.
Amid numerous disruptions of the torch relay, IOC President Jacques Rogge called on China to quickly resolve unrest in Tibet.