One of Europe's most comprehensive welfare states is trying to build a 'participation society' – asking people to do more to help each other before turning to the government for aid.
'Brexit' replaces 'Grexit' even as last year's prophets of doom go in hiding: Greek, Italian, Spanish crises seem on auto-pilot as continent's glitterati ski at swanky Davos.
US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta approved a deployment order for the missiles to help defend the Middle Eastern nation from possible attack by its Syrian neighbor.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands announced today that his Liberal party and the Social Democrats have agreed on a new coalition, the third Mr. Rutte has headed.
The center-right Liberals and the center-left Social Democrats won the most seats in yesterday's parliamentary election, setting the two parties as likely coalition partners.
The free-market Liberal party and the center-left Labor party, running neck in neck in Dutch polls, could end up forming a centrist coalition and leave extremist parties out of government.
As The Netherlands feel the pinch from austerity measures, Wednesday's Dutch parliamentary election will likely turn on the degree to which voters are willing to commit to the eurozone.
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.
Antonis Samaras is the fourth prime minister in eight months; he faces the daunting task of resolving Greece's economic woes.
The Netherlands has banned non-residents from buying marijuana in the country. Neighboring governments are pleased, but the country's coffee shop owners and opposition party are not.