For some in Ukraine, the mounting protests for integration with the European Union is about more than politics. That's one reason Espreso TV's Anastasia Melnyk can host a morning news show in Kiev and then join the protests in the city's main square.
Switzerland is often held up by gun rights advocates as a model of what the United States could be with the right gun laws. But many in Switzerland say, not so fast. They point to already tightened restrictions and a, crucially, a healthcare safety net that lets fewer people go witout treatment.
Russia's standoff with Ukraine over Crimea seems to have stabilized for the moment. But tensions remain high, and not just in Ukraine. Many in Eastern Europe see parallels between the current situation and the days leading up to World War II.
In the 1970s after Watergate, the Senate held hearings that showed the NSA had been spying on citizens. And Congress enacted laws to control it. Journalist Tim Weiner says that's the type of openness the US needs now.
The Dutch have the oldest and largest Obama fan club in Europe, according to an analyst there. The reason? He stands for diversity and cooperation with Europe —and the Dutch get his problems with the Tea Party.