The City of Lights has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. To that end, it has renovated a former industrial wasteland into an "environmentally responsible" neighborhood while still remaining affordable. Could it become a model for other cities?
President Trump's combative foreign policy against long-standing American allies has led Germany to spearhead a hearts-and-minds campaign directly to the American people called Wunderbar Together to celebrate Germany's cultural contributions.
On Oct. 1, hundreds of Catalan activists blocked roads, occupied railway tracks, and protested outside of the Spanish delegation's local headquarters. The activists continue to demand independence from Spain one year after a divisive referendum vote took place.
Ten years ago, the Icelandic krona lost almost half of its value overnight after the collapse of Iceland's three major commercial banks. The final prosecution of financial officials deemed responsible began this month with more than 30 people sentenced to a combined 99 years of prison.
Milorad Dodik won the Serb seat in Bosnia's three-member presidency last weekend after he appeared in footage alongside President Vladimir Putin. Analysts point to Russia's rising influence among Bosnian Serbs and efforts to undermine Western policies of Balkan integration.
Central American families walk through dense brush after illegally crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico, in Fronton, Texas, on Oct.18.
As a subscriber you’ve probably seen plenty of our Moscow Bureau Chief Fred Weir’s stories probing the geopolitical storms swirling out of Moscow. But we were all recently reminded how Fred’s 30-plus years of living in Russia have blessed him with a curiosity that can take you beyond the news cycle and into everyday Russia. One in a series of monthly profiles of Monitor journalists.
A decree approved by Premier Giuseppe Conte and his Cabinet tightens criteria by which migrants can receive humanitarian protection. The movement was driven by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, whose right-wing League party associates migrants with crime.
Dozens of media outlets critical of Prime Minister Viktor Orban have changed hands in the past four years. Those that toe the government line receive more state advertising spending, media researchers say. The EU has sent a warning to Hungary for violating rules on media freedom.
In a series of meetings between the EU and the UK, both sides left empty-handed as Prime Minister Theresa May's government feels increasing political pressure in London and the final date for Brexit approaches in March.
It has been almost one year since Catalans voted to separate from Spain. The government in Madrid reacted by imprisoning many Catalonian political leaders, and that continues to be a source of tension for a resolution over the issue of independence.