Europe

Global Politics

With far-right topping Dutch polls, EU elections could see Eurosceptics take the lead

All eyes will be on the Netherlands and its exit polls Thursday night, where young and charismatic Thierry Baudet, leader of new far-right party — with plenty of controversial statements to his name — is hoping to gain seats in European parliament. Some say the rise of far-right Eurosceptic parties has fevered speculation that this week’s election results could determine the future of the European project.

Elections

How the EU will vote and why it matters

Some 427 million people in the European Union's 28 member states can vote to elect 751 members of the EU legislature this week, including Britons who had been due to leave the bloc in March. But why EU parliamentary elections matter?

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Serbia re-elects euro-friendly president

Current Serbian president Boris Tadic won a second term in office yesterday, allowing him to continue his quest for EU membership, but Europe is including conditions -- including turning over war crimes suspects, as The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Iraq war strains efforts in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he backs a pause in troops cuts in Iraq after the first round of pullouts in July, but that could mean more strain on US forces in Afghanistan, where the violence is escalating

Arts, Culture & Media

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Reporter Will Everett introduces us to an Iraqi musician who left his homeland several years ago to find artistic freedom. He now lives in Amman, Jordan where he's using his music to help make Iraqi refugees feel at home in the Jordanian capital.

Global Politics

EU gives Serbia a warning

US and European officials have issued a stern warning to Serbia following yesterday's attack on the US embassy in Belgrade where protestors upset by Kosovo's declaration of independence set the embassy on fire