In Germany the ultra-right is building bases in towns and villages while the government fears any progress which threatens their austerity policy.
The chair of the Communist Party of Brazil, Renato Rabelo, discusses the reelection of Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party to the presidency of Brazil.
Around a quarter of a million people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by the populist Podemos party.
Almost before the votes were counted in the recent Greek elections, battle lines were being drawn all over Europe.
All eyes are on Greece, where left-wing Alexis Tsipras became the new prime minister on Monday, Jan. 26.
Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras took over Monday as austerity-wracked Greece's new prime minister.
"Let's be clear: the actions we take in 2015 will decide which way the world turns for decades to come; please take the right path."
Recent events here in Germany remind me of a playground see-saw, with constant ups and downs of one side and the other.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was touring the world in January as troubles mounted at home.
Nigeria is in the news again because of vicious attacks by the extremist jihadi group Boko Haram in the country's Northeastern state of Borno.