Despite Berlin's backing of the Cyprus bailout, Germany remains divided over how to deal with the eurozone crisis
For months, Moscow and Brussels have been wrestling for influence in Kyiv. But what do they want from Ukraine? Is there something to be gained economically - or is it just power politics?
Lawmakers in Cyprus have turned down a bill which would prepare for the privatization of three major public utility corporations. The vote puts payment of the next tranche of EU and IMF bailout funds in doubt.
In key respects, the advent of social networking sites has aided right-wing extremists. Platforms like Facebook can be used to spread racist propaganda, and such activity appears to be increasing in Germany and beyond.
US-based ratings agency Moody's has reassessed its credit worthiness outlook for Cyprus to positive. The eurozone nation's unexpected fiscal and economic performance over the past year was cited as the main driver.
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