Stalemate on the Rhine and quagmire in Berlin

Things are really happening in Germany - politics and economy in upheaval, and no one can tell what's next.


Mixed verdict in Slovakia elections

Mixed results in Slovakia elections added to disturbing results in Czech and Hungary earlier makes for difficult politics in Europe.


World Notes: Europe, Iraq, Nepal, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Cuba

Joblessness up in Europe, displaced in Iraq, politics in Nepal, union-busting in Costa Rica, women appeal re Cuban 5.