EU says 300 migrants are illegally crossing the border from Turkey every single day, with October figures representing "an absolute monthly record".
The outgoing Greek prime minister's two years in office have been an exhausting series of austerity packages, emergency summits and strikes, all permeated by a permanent sense of crisis.
Two recent incidents of alleged racism have caused some uncomfortable self-reflection in English football.
Many people in Greece are frightened, and their assumptions about a comfortable future have been shattered.
Growing evidence that public sector employers are taking unprecedented steps to undermine the rights of workers in order to save money.
Redrawing borders along ethnic lines is tantamount to opening a can of worms.
Russia's boxing great Nikolai Valuyev, who is fighting the state Duma elections on Putin's United Russia party, compares himself to legendary Yeti, but opposition calls it a publicity stunt.
Decision by Sinn Fein to include a former IRA commander in the Irish presidential race is opportunistic but not surprising.
In the wake of the August riots, media discuss what has gone wrong in our society, and how can it be fixed.
Kneejerk condemnations have drowned out any soul-searching about what has emboldened Britain's youths to rage against the system.
Brixton is not tense, but certainly nervous. I can only wait like everyone else to see what the next few hours will bring.