Veterans still make their way back - and the locals still thank them for their role in a decisive battle for the Continent.
Britain's Gordon Brown could fall, while Dutch populist Geert Wilders's anti-Islam stand finds new appeal.
The new party is fielding 600 candidates in two dozen countries. Will EU reform resonate with recession-weary voters?
Two weeks before crucial June elections, rival camps have refused to react to allegations that Hezbollah was behind the polarizing Hariri assassination in 2005.
Why Pakistanis open their homes to refugees from the fighting in Swat Valley and Buner.
The days may be over of open-topped buses carrying the queen and leading politicians who cycle to work.
Damage to the economy may be limited so long as bankruptcy is handled quickly. Obama is confident; others are skeptical.