Driven by the euro crisis, 11 European nations led by Germany propose a tighter union with more democracy. As a new model of governance and shared sovereignty, it would be one of old virtues designed for tougher global competition.
European debt crisis enters a dangerous phase with a German court ruling, Dutch election, and EU finance ministers meeting this week. A reversal of support for the EU's beleaguered nations could intensify the European debt crisis.
Meles Zenawi gained power in 1991 and went on to become a towering political figure on the African continent who was widely credited for steering one of the world's poorest countries to high economic growth. He died overnight in a Brussels hospital after a battle with illness.