Palestinian farmers harvest wheat during harvest season, on a farm near the West Bank city of Jenin.
Germany and Austria became the last two EU members to lift labor market restrictions on workers from Eastern Europe on May 1.
Hamas Mohammed looks on as she prays with female anti-government protestors during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday.
As we've seen with France's burqa ban that went into effect this week, global religious tolerance – especially in Europe – is under threat. Growing Islamophobia threatens to undermine hard-fought freedom and tolerance in post-WW II Europe and around the world.
Belgium, split between the Dutch-speaking north and French-speaking south, still doesn’t have a government after June elections last year. The rift may eventually cause a national divorce.
People smeared with coloured powder celebrate Holi, also known as the festival of colours, at a university in Calcutta, India. The traditional event heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.
Japan’s earthquake and tsunami has pushed 11 of its 52 nuclear reactors offline. If they don’t power up soon, Japan will be hard-pressed to provide power to its people, since the reactors provide 30 percent of its electricity. As dependent as Japan is on nuclear power, 12 nations are even more reliant it, according to the World Nuclear Association. Using 2007 data, here are the Top 10 most nuclear-dependent nations:
Analyzing a selection of political revolutions - successful and not - around the globe since World War II