Julian Assange has spent nearly the last two months inside the Ecuador Embassy, in an effort to prevent his extradition from the U.K. to Sweden, where he faces a sexual assault investigation. On Thursday, Ecuador granted him political asylum, but U.K. officials say they will arrest him if he leaves the embassy.
In Greece, the Orthodox Church is tied financially to the state. The state pays some priests and exempts the church and its activities from any taxes. But with tight economic times, some politicians are calling for the relationship to be adjusted.
Greece has a difficult relationship with followers of minority faiths. In order to build a place of worship, they must get government permission and, for more than 100 years, no mosques have been allowed. But Muslims aren't the only ones who have difficulty practicing their faith.
As Europe's economy veers further into trouble, one U.S. region in particular is at greater risk of seeing the European crisis impede its own economic fortunes. Europe and New England are closely tied together, and that's hurting New England's effort at its own economic recovery.
In the history of Olympic Stadiums there have been booms and busts. Atlanta's Olympic Stadium became the home of the Atlanta Braves, but the Montreal Olympic stadium is widely regarded as a white elephant. London's hoping to be more like Atlanta, and they're reducing the size of the stadium by one-fourth to help that.
A trio of Slovenians are taking an interest in cyber-security and turning it into art. They're asking people to submit their online passwords to a database they make publicly available. Eventually, they hope to turn it into a real-world exhibit.
98-year-old James Benet left the United States in his 20s to fight on the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War. The Republicans were backed not only by foreigners, like Benet, but also by Mexico and the Soviet Union. After his side lost, Benet came back to a United States where he was immediately viewed as a communist.
The European economy continues to struggle, but European bankers say they're as confident as ever in the euro's stability. But with Germany watching on, they decline to take any action.
Italy's historic Colosseum has been showing its age in recent years. There are cracks in the walls and pieces have even been falling off. But, with Italy's budget in a crunch, the government had to turn to private funds, from Tod's owner Diego Della Valle, to fix it up.
Kara Miletich is a product of a blended culture, American and Spanish. She's lived in Europe, but also in the U.S. So, unsurprisingly, her music reflects that blend of cultures and styles.