Tens of thousands of people converged on Spain's capital Madrid to protest against a swathe of crippling government austerity measures. The measures have been designed to avert the need for a European bailout. The protests came as the Spanish government considered accepting a full-blown bailout from the European Union and international lenders to save it from bankruptcy.
Reporters Without Borders has accused Germany's foreign intelligence service of spying on emails sent by the NGO to contacts abroad. The BND screens millions of emails annually.
Personal experience with educational inclusion boosts acceptance, a study presented Wednesday by Germany's Bertelsmann Foundation shows.
Pensioners rushed to Greece's banks after two days of ATM-only service. Elderly people, many of whom do not use debit cards, were permitted double the daily cash withdrawal limit currently in force.
The Paris city council has given the go-ahead for a 180-meter glass pyramid-shaped skyscraper in Paris’s Parc des Expositions. It will rise above the skyline along with the Eiffel Tower and the Tour Montparnasse.