As the world prepares to mark that seminal moment of the 20th century, perspectives on the consequences and costs to Russia of that earthshaking event are deeply complicated. Such splits are everywhere – in opinion polls, at family dinner tables, in the commentary of guides at history exhibits in the capital.
Negotiators are meeting each month and already appear to be working against the clock. Even the broad outlines of Britain's planned exit from the European Union are still unclear.
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Michael Fallon resigns after being accused of sexual harassment. As allegations against members of British parliament increase, Prime Minister Theresa May calls for a change in political culture.
France is ending its two-year state of emergency following the Paris terror attacks, but under new anti-terrorism laws police will retain expanded power. Critics worry that civil liberties are at risk although 80 percent of the public supported the bill.
A new program in Italy is connecting adults with unaccompanied child migrants to help them enroll in school, apply for healthcare and gain legal status. Participants and organizers say that beyond practical guidance, the emotional support is making a difference for the children.
After Catalonia's lawmakers declared independence on Friday, Spain responded swiftly to stop the wealthy region's secession, calling it illegal.
As debt crises ease in Europe, the European Central Bank plans to slowly withdraw from its stimulus program and buy fewer bonds in coming months.
After anti-Semitic stickers were strewn around Italian soccer club Lazio's stadium, the team and the Italian soccer federation are taking steps to combat racism and anti-Semitism at games, including reading a passage aloud from Anne Frank's diary before matches.
Protesters filled a square in the nation's capital after a summer of deadly fires as the Portuguese government promises more than $470 million in aid, which will include the reconstruction of devastated areas.
Mayor Sadiq Khan warns that international companies will follow through on their promises to take their business elsewhere if a Brexit transition deal is not agreed to soon.
The Harvey Weinstein scandal, which sparked the #squealonyourpig campaign in France, pushes French lawmakers to consider cracking down on sexual harassment.