Regions / European Union
From Athens to Tehran, powerful countries make the rules and break the rules. Everyone else just squeezes the best deal they can — for now, anyway.
Greece and Germany don’t belong on the same continent, let alone in the same currency union.
Half of young Greeks are unemployed, and over 40 percent live in poverty. Is default really worse than letting Europe squeeze the country dry?
A growing movement among Roma activists looks to celebrate their ancestors' resistance to persecution — and to pick up where they left off.
The European debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.
Syriza will not easily sweep the policies of austerity aside, but there is a palpable feeling on the continent that a tide is turning.
There's a battle coming for the soul of Europe, and the far right is rallying like it's 1099.
As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield.
The countries of the former Warsaw Pact are not knuckling under to pressure from Russia. They're trying to avoid a new cold war.
As Scotland considers an amicable split from the UK, messy divorce proceedings in Ukraine are convincing another unhappy family—NATO—to stick together.