As American grapple with SOPA and PIPA, and Wikipedia and Reddit use a blackout to educate their users about their views on the legislation, Spain is also trying to get a handle on online piracy. The new conservative government has vowed to swiftly enact a bill artists say they need, but critics say is worthless — and dangerous.
Italian officials say 11 people are dead and 24 people remain unaccounted for as rescuers comb the wreckage of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that floundered and sank off the coast of Italy this weekend.
As Hungary implements a new constitution, which many say chips away at the country's democratic freedoms, and the country's economy continues to lurch along, many young Hungarians are choosing to look for work anywhere but in Hungary.
For the wealthiest global citizens, the investment of choice is increasingly becoming real estate in the most desirable areas of the world's largest cities. In London, for example, home prices are skyrocketing, and it's pushing many of the middle class to a point where home ownership is unthinkable.
Two artists in Berlin have setup a Kimchi shop. They're not selling the Korean dish, though. They're bartering for it, and, in the process, hoping to get people talking about issues of diversity and differences.
Over in Europe, the anti-Europe rhetoric from Republican presidential candidates is being viewed with a mix of skepticism and disbelief. Do these candidates really know what's going on in Europe right now, is the question many are asking.
In music and in videos, in addition to on the streets, Hungarians are registering their outrage as their conservative government tightens regulations and pulls back on some of the freedoms that mark a democracy.
With the new year, the quiet that has enveloped the eurozone crisis is starting to break. There's rising worry about how to get the economy restarted, whether Greece will carry through with its promised cuts and whether the E.U. can keep the crisis contained.
Hungary has wholly overhauled its constitution recently and passed new laws that Prime Minister Viktor Orban said will make the company operate better. Protesters say the constitution is meant to create a dictatorship and now the EU is probing the changes to see if they violate the Lisbon Treaty.
For 50-some years, the Cold War dominated life in Russia, Europe and the United State. In the nearly two decades since it ended, though, the physical manifestations of those decades are rapidly disappearing. A museum in California is hoping to hang on to the past and make it real for the future.