For the unemployed in Greece, self-loathing and listlessness are an occupational hazard. Reporting from the cradle of the eurozone crisis, Stephen Beard explores whether young Greeks should simply create their own jobs.
British authorities have increased the perceived threat of a terror attack in the UK to "severe," the second-highest available level. Prime Minister David Cameron attributed the change to developments in Iraq and Syria.
A Russian parliamentarian and human rights observers are demanding Russia finally admit its own soldiers are fighting in Ukraine. The soldiers are risking their lives, they say, in an undeclared war.
An embargo on food imports from the West has sent grocery prices in Russia soaring and greatly worsened inflation. The move is seen as a severe blow to the country's stagnating economy.
In this week's show: A sampling of the sounds from Richard Strauss' operas, performed in the city in which many of them had their premieres by the Dresden Staatskapelle under Christian Thielemann.