Dutch vote for change — to the right
Vote represents blow to The Netherlands' contributions in Afghanistan.
Dutch voters focus on the economy
Support for Geert Wilders' far-right party falls as Europe's debt crisis deepens.
World Cup 2010: soccer stars and stories
As the soccer tournament begins, follow the stars, the teams, the stories that make World Cup 2010 compelling.
Jenny Abeels' story
Remembering a forgotten World War II story
For decades, Jenny Abeels was the only person visiting an American grave in Belgium.
Will Belgium's unhappy marriage end?
Despite the popularity of Flemish separatist parties, splitting Belgium could prove impractical.
Memorial Day: visiting a father's grave
For the first time, two sisters travel to the Belgium gravesite of their father, a WWII pilot.
Memorial Day in the Ardennes
NATO contemplates a broader mission
Madeleine Albright presents recommendations on a new strategic concept for the alliance.
EU leaders defend the euro
Dinner meeting on Greek bailout results in a “stabilization mechanism” plan.
Belgium unites to ban the burqa
Despite political chaos, Belgium's parliament passes a nationwide ban of burqas and niqabs almost unanimously.
Could Belgium split apart?
The Belgian government has fallen — again.
Flight cancellations hurt flower industry from Amsterdam to Africa
Millions of tulips and other flowers are being tossed in the trash as the volcanic ash shuts down flights.
Volcano ash cloud hits airline, shipping, travel industries
From restaurants needing fish to air freight carriers switching to trucks, Iceland's volcano halts Europe.
Europe reacts to spreading ash cloud
As flights are canceled from Ireland to France and beyond, Europeans learn a lot about volcanoes.
Kader Abdolah wants to "give balance" to Iran
Abdolah hopes the English translation of his "The House of the Mosque" will be accessible to Iranian youth.
EU comes through for Greece, but at what cost?
Appeal to IMF could hurt long-term confidence in the eurozone's ability to fend for itself.
The new World Heritage site you can't enter
The treasure-packed interior of Brussels' Stoclet Palace is a mystery to all but a privileged handful.
Lessons from eastern Europe's flat tax
A theory in the US is reality in Bulgaria and elsewhere in the region. Does it work?
Binche: Home to the world's weirdest Mardi Gras?
It's said the English word "binge" originates in the reputation of the festivities at Binche.
Opinion: Greek debt crisis a hazard for EU
Should Germany and the EU bail out Greece? It poses serious questions.
Dutch crack down on marijuana tourism
And what's more, Dutch youth aren't even interested in smoking weed.
US, NATO want Dutch to stay in Afghanistan
After deriding the Dutch mission to Afghanistan, the US now holds it up as an example.
New world wines: now from the north
Is global warming to thank for the rise of wines from England, Belgium and Sweden?
Europe's airport security dilemma
Body scanners: You'll see them at US airports. But whether European airports will have them is up in the air.
Netherlands: Can Frisian make a comeback?
Just half-a-million people in the north of the Netherlands speak Frisian, or Fryslan, but its future looks bright.
Meet Herman "the gray mouse" van Rompuy
The EU's new president, Belgian Herman van Rompuy, faces challenges of his own and others' making.
Poland's economy bests its neighors'
Poland avoided recession in 2009 and forecasts growth for 2010.
8 wacky holiday traditions
Americans aren't the only ones whose traditions are a cause for raised eyebrows.
EU politics cause UK-France rift
The appointment of a new European Commission every five years sees countries jockey for key slots.
Is the end of Dutch ice skating near?
Could climate change wipe out the the Netherlands' Elfstedentocht.