Europe Editor Matt Frei on Europe and the world.
New fighting has flared up around the strategically important international airport in Donetsk. Ukrainian troops have launched a counter-offensive after the pro-Russian forces claimed to have taken control of much of the site.
Although she hails from the centre right, Angela Merkel’s political instincts are closer to Ed Miliband’s than to David Cameron’s.
Vladimir Putin is still riding high in the polls as the president who has defied the interfering west and resurrected Russia’s glory. But for how much longer?
The boys consulted the village witch about the journey to Germany and they thumbed the car magazines that contained the object of their ardent desire: a second-hand BMW.
The British government is committing one – yes, one – solitary “debriefer” to the Europe-wide effort to alleviate the worst refugee crisis in Europe since WWII.
The Chinese press is branding the protesters extremists and agents of chaos and disruption – but I have rarely seen such a mild mannered mass protest.
This is Maidan at 35 degrees and 98 percent humidity. There is the same sense of quiet determination and organisation. They are digging in for the long haul.
Events in Scotland have inspired pro-independence Catalans. But if Catalonia does become independent, it could effectively mean the end of Spain.
The threats from Islamic State and the Russian intervention in Ukraine have changed the mood at the Nato summit as leaders face a dangerous new world reality.
The US may have become more cynical about the impact of a president. But it still cherishes the aura of the office – which means “no drama Obama” simply won’t do.