Details are still sketchy on who carried out the Oslo bombing, but Norwegian police are also connecting it to a gunmen who attacked a political youth camp shortly after.
Ireland's new leaders have few options in reversing the downward spiral of debt and joblessness.
Ireland is poised for a major shift toward more conservative government at the polls today, spurred by a financial crisis that has left it with enormous debt, a housing bust, and high unemployment.
Ireland's Green Party has said it will pull out of its coalition under Prime Minister Brian Cowen. Cowen has called for elections in early 2011, but opposition leaders want a vote now.
Early exit polls show that the opposition Conservative Party got the most seats in parliament. The initial UK election results show it's not an outright majority, but a hung parliament. Next: Days of negotiations over forming a coalition government.
At the Conservative Party's conference Thursday, David Cameron will try to project a more compassionate image even as he calls for public-spending cuts and tax hikes.
Protests and anger grow as 'Celtic Tiger's' economy takes nosedive.
With the Celtic Tiger faltering, some say the crackdown will only add to the misery of the poor.