A student march started the 'Velvet Revolution' in Prague, Czech Republic, 20 years ago against communist leadership.
A history of the events that caused the Berlin Wall to fall on November 9, 1989.
The European Union is tossing around names for who could be the 'George Washington of Europe,' with Belgian Prime Minister Herman van Rompuy a top name. The EU is expected to decide by mid-November.
US Vice President Joe Biden toured Eastern Europe this week with a new missile-defense plan designed to reassure the Czech Republic and Poland that they aren't being forgotten as relations warm with Moscow.
An artists rendering image shows an exoplanet 6 times the Earth circulate around its low-mass host star at a distance equal to 1/20th of the Earth-Sun distance. European astronomers announced they had found 32 new planets orbiting stars outside our solar system on Monday. They believe their find means that 40 percent or more of Sun-like stars have such planets. The host star in this image is a companion to two other low-mass stars, seen in the distance.
2009 Nobel Peace Prize to Obama reflects European appreciation for his cooperative, engaged approach to world politics.
Foreign leaders will look for American leadership and effectiveness at a full schedule of events this week. On Tuesday, Obama will attend UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's meeting on global warming.
Two decades later, a journalist remembers the rapid crumbling of European communism.
The connections of the old Habsburg Empire have reappeared, post cold war, but regional identity has not.