Every year, Berlin shines in a festive glow of lights for the Christmas season. Visitors and locals alike enjoy taking tours of the tree-lined main boulevards, decked out in illuminated splendor.
Just one day before the launch of Expo Milano 2015 about 20 percent of the expo isn’t finished. You can fight prejudice all you like, but all you hear on the ground is, "What did you expect? This is Italy!"
In Berlin, Rüdesheimer Strasse was selected as one of Europe's 12 most beautiful streets. The European reporters for "The New York Times" were asked to pick their personal favorite streets.
Switzerland's central bank gave up its policy of trying to keep the Swiss franc (SFr) from rising against the euro in mid-January. One result: The bank has had to book a massive loss on its foreign exchange reserves.
Denmark built its first wind turbine in 1991. Today, it manufactures massive turbines that supply clean, renewable energy. So, how has the small Scandinavian country become a global leader in wind power?