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?
Former German politician Sebastian Edathy has confessed to using his official work laptop to access pornographic videos and images of children from the Internet.
More than 6,000 people have been killed since eastern Ukraine's separatist insurgency erupted last April, the UN says. The Geneva-based body warned the situation had "dramatically deteriorated" in recent months.
Top US diplomat John Kerry has begun talks on the Ukraine conflict with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. Kerry will also push for a 'credible' inquiry into the death of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.
Anne Frank, the young girl who kept a journal about hiding from the Nazis, captured hearts all over the world - an in Japan in particular. Seventy years after the war, she remains a touchstone for young Japanese.