As leader of Europe's No. 2 economy, French President-elect François Hollande has the power to challenge German Chancellor Angela Merkel's austerity doctrine.
Stock market in Athens plunges 8 percent at one point after Greek election points to no clear winner. Stock market reaction elsewhere in Europe is negative.
Proposed EU laws on Internet privacy will target a critical money-maker for Internet companies such as Facebook: their wealth of personal data on users.