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Under siege at home, the French president gets tough on the world stage.
There’s new hope for progress in southeast Europe, but old dangers remain.
The country’s reputation for gentle manners appears under threat even as the government sees signs of recovery.
European far-right politicians seek cross-border alliance to promote their anti-immigration policies.
A boom in floating vacations is presenting a dilemma for coastal communities around the world.
The Social Democrats ponder their future as Merkel mulls a coalition with the Greens.
Italy's Lampedusa horror spurs calls for action to help Europe's boat people.
Berlusconi suffers blow after backing down over threat to bring down government.
Talk of a rapprochement within the far right is dividing French conservatives.
French minister: 'You're not like us. Go home.'
Merkel wins big, but faces a coalition conundrum. Does that mean a softening of austerity for Europe?
Getting to the bottom of the country's love of nudity.
Germany wrestles with its new diversity.
Although Germany is best known for giants such as BMW, Siemens and BASF, its smaller firms — many of them often family run — are the economy's driving force.
Russian alternative to intervention offers relief, but tough talks loom ahead.
A wary Germany faces up to new responsibilities as Europe's pre-eminent power.
As elections loom, the German chancellor is on track to remain the preeminent politician in Europe.
Berlin’s support for military action would mark a major policy shift and big risk for Merkel
A recession-hit frontier town suffers from the dispute between Spain and Gibraltar.
As tensions mount, proudly British Gibraltarians are determined to resist Spanish pressure.