Umbrellas for batons as Russian plain clothed officers attempt to control crowds during May Day commemorations.
Anger over king's safari has as much to do with country's economic travails as his taste for shooting big game.
Jonah Hull steals a glance of Norway's mass killer Anders Behring Breivik and wonders how he could have done what he did.
Charities distrbuting leftover food from supermarkets to the needy as they report economic situation severely affecting thousands of people to the point of starvation.
Russia's nuclear industry continues to be shrouded by its Soviet past.
Ageing European labour organisations suffer defeat after defeat amid growing eurozone crisis.
Western powers, demanding Assad step down, lambasted Russia for this. It cost them a show of diplomatic unity against Assad, in the absence of will to take concrete steps on the ground.
The crowds are dwindling at the protest rallies, the energy seems to be draining away. There are several problems for Russia's opposition movement.
The parallel between the Germany chancellor and Margaret Thatcher is wrong-headed for three reasons.
Responses of countries and politicians to the widely expected Russian election outcome have ranged from the effusive to the sarcastic.
Less than 24 hours after winning Russia's presidential election, a huge show of force across the capital and the arrest of hundreds of opposition supporters signalled Vladimir Putin was back in charge.