After a visit to Auschwitz, the Dutch soccer team experiences racist jeering from local Polish fans. But will Euro 2012’s organizers really crack down on bigotry at Europe’s most high profile tournament?
A new book on Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief disgraced by scandals, reveals to what extent his friends and rivals knew about his sexual proclivities
After declaring that there would be ‘no bank bailout’ in his country, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy looks set to ask the E.U. for financial assistance for Spain’s beleaguered banks.
Internal Democracy – The South China Morning Post reports that senior members of the Communist Party held an internal poll in May to select their favored top leaders for the party’s 25-member Politburo and the Politburo Standing Committee, its inner-most cabinet, for the next 10 years. It writes: “If this experiment goes well and …
As Euro 2012 kicks off in Ukraine and Poland, Jimmy Burns, award-winning journalist and author of La Roja, a history of Spanish football, talks with TIME about Spain’s football past and the prospects of an even more glorious future.
More young radicals are following in the footsteps of Toulouse killer Mohamed Merah by traveling from Europe to al-Qaeda training spots on their own, instead of through established terrorist networks
The U.S. Secretary of Defense swung through New Delhi on his eight-day visit to Asia to encourage Indian leaders to help the U.S. with its military and strategic goals in the region
TIME’s Africa correspondent writes from the front lines in war-ravaged Somalia, where an African Union offensive against al-Shabab is offering a tenuous glimpse of progress
Hesitant to apply more austerity, the fourth largest economy in the E.U. could get what it wants — direct injection of funds into its banks, not a bailout. It may just be too big to fail
A concordat with the Vatican has exempted the church from taxation but towns and cities are looking for loopholes to get at funding during austere times
The widening gap between China’s rich and poor is turning ever more numbers of ordinary citizens into social activists. To maintain stability, the government must address the root causes of growing protests, not just suppress them