Whether through strengthening (or weakening) the EU Commission or by strengthening (or weakening) the democratic EU Parliament, questions abound as to how the EU can improve itself. Only one thing is for sure: It must be prepared to openly admit its failings.
Mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino has resigned over accusations that he wined and dined friends and family using city funds. The "Dinnergate" scandal appeared to be the final straw for Italy's ruling Democratic Party.
Volkswagen's US chief Michael Horn doesn't believes his bosses in Germany orchestrated the emissions scandal. The US Congress isn't buying that explanation and is demanding massive compensation for dealers and customers.
NATO will boost its rapid response troop numbers to support member states and allies on its eastern and southern borders, the alliance's secretary general has said. The move follows Russia's latest operations in Syria.
The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Svetlana Alexievich. The Belarusian writer and investigative journalist is lauded for her unique, and often harrowing, insights into life behind the Iron Curtain.