The current transatlantic view of Europe is one of continental political decline, elegant at best but ominous at worst.
A military response by NATO is ramping up the new Cold War with Russia as the international body declared Thursday that it will establish six command posts on its eastern borders and create a 5,000-member "rapid reaction" force.
In a video companion to a written report filed last week, Britain's Channel 4 News takes viewers beneath the streets of post-Communist Bucharest to a world inhabited by hundreds of men, women and children stricken by drug abuse, HIV and tuberculosis.
Beneath Bucharest's ornate architecture, Baroque palaces and tree-lined boulevards lies a decades-old city of suffering made of filth, frigid temperatures, addiction and disease.
A lot of regulations went into effect Jan. 1, marking a new year that will see a lot of interesting things occur in various countries all over the globe.