A ceasefire has been agreed but it remains in doubt whether Russia plans to conquer eastern Ukraine or establish a quasi-autonomous state there.
The recent dissolution of the government reflects the increasing pressure on Hollande to turn around a dire economic outlook.
The cost of recent economic sanctions will be felt in the west, but it’s a cost we can – and should – withstand.
Has the government's series of changes to European rules been too slow, and too limited, to convince the public that Britain should remain in the EU?
The Kremlin’s propaganda pushing support for the separatists in eastern Ukraine has been so effective that the Russian people have a completely different understanding of the downing of MH17 – and even Putin may be unable to hold back the jingoism.
Airliner crashes with 298 people on board.
A Dutch court has ruled that the Dutch Christmas character, "Zwarte Piet" or Black Pete, a white man in blackface, is offensive.
Whatever the outcome of the ongoing corruption investigations, the damage done to trust in public officials will be long-lasting.
Princip was a slow-burn revolutionary, identifying himself with all Bosnians and committing himself to the ideal of winning freedom for all local Bosnians, not just local Serbs.
From almost the opening shot, the Great War has been fought over by historians wishing to interpret and understand what happened and why. Their conflict is not over yet.
The World Cup is just the latest political football to be kicked by the Front National’s Marine Le Pen, who suggested that “You are either French or Algerian”.
Austerity is not “too radical”, as some leftist critics claim, but, on the contrary, too superficial, an act of avoiding the true roots of the crisis, says Slavoj Žižek.
The Prime Minister's hardline attitude is now more about impressing British voters than winning the battle over the top EU post.
His successor, Crown Prince Felipe, faces many challenges: the growth of republicanism, lessening support for the main political parties and the ongoing moves by Catalonia to become independent.
Two groups of voters turned out in disproportionate numbers: urban voters from former industrial heartlands and rural voters put off by the liberal values being adopted by mainstream parties. Can politicians ever win back their trust?
A Luxembourger you’ve never heard of thinks you elected him president. It’s just possible that the system isn’t working.
The smooth succession from father to son was put in doubt after thousands of people took to the streets to call for a referendum on the future of the monarchy.
Anti-Semitism is now taboo in mainstream political discourse in a way in which Islamophobia isn’t.
Anti-gay petitions ahead of the contest suggested eastern countries would give winner Conchita Wurst nul points. But while their juries’ votes reflected this, public votes were encouragingly pro-Wurst.
David Patrikarakos reports on the worsening crisis in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian forces are defiant.
Most Belarusians have a somewhat weaker sense of identity than Ukrainians but they feel Belarusian rather than Russian.
A flash in the pan, or the start of something big?
Ukraine has no future without Europe, but Europe also has no future without Ukraine.
Standing in front of the barricades, two pensioners held up a banner with “For ever with Russia” emblazoned across it. The sentiment was uniform and unambiguous.
Trapped by the Cold War and scarred after a failed revolution, Hungary fought one of its greatest battles against polio.
France has introduced a new law to prevent employees being asked to read work emails outside office hours. Would it help solve the UK's productivity problem if we followed suit?
In France, 20,000 Roma live in extreme poverty with little or no access to basic services and face a constant risk of forced evictions.
Separatists in Donetsk and elsewhere are harking back to the 18th century territory of Novorossiya, as Moscow seems to be making moves to federalise Ukraine.
Europe should not underestimate the Russian threat, argues historian and professor of international relations Brendan Simms. We must show how seriously we take Putin’s assault on Ukraine by working towards unification and moral and military rearmament.
Eurosceptics harp on about the need for democracy. But the Swiss, like the Norwegians and the Icelanders, choose to eat food from a table at which they have no seat.