Since the eurozone debt crisis broke out in 2010, unemployment among Europe's youth has jumped from an average of 15 percent to 23 percent, totaling some 5.6 million people. In Greece and Spain - the most severely affected EU countries - more than 50 percent of people between 15 and 24 are without jobs. After wrangling over its seven-year budget, the EU has decided to invest 6 billion euros to tackle the problem. But is this too little, too late for Europe's young citizens?
The leader of Germany's most mainstream far-right party has been barred from giving a speech in Augsburg's historic town hall. The mayor cited Frauke Petry's comments about using violence against illegal immigrants.
The prevailing tone in many Internet forums is rude, often aggressive. A dangerous group dynamic is developing, and conspiracy theories are circulating: This is the classic breeding ground for real physical violence.
Russian security service FSB has discovered a bomb-making laboratory in Yekaterinburg and arrested seven suspected terrorists, security officials said. The cell allegedly plotted attacks in Moscow and St Petersburg.
Over one billion people across the world are ringing in the Year of the Monkey. New Year is the most important national holiday in China and many other countries in Asia. Festivities last an entire week.