Recent events here in Germany remind me of a playground see-saw, with constant ups and downs of one side and the other.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government is facing its biggest challenge since his electoral victory on April 14, 2013 - still unrecognized by the U.S. government.
Five thousand people rallied in support of tolerance and diversity in Aarhus, Denmark, on March 31.
BERLIN - Americans wonder who will be president next January; Germans are still uncertain who will live in Berlin's presidential mansion this February.
Billionaire Rupert Murdoch tried to squelch the hacking scandal engulfing his media empire by closing down his British tabloid, News of the World, but the firestorm continues to spread.
It was, lawyer Paul Wolf observed, "One of the most detailed judicial opinions ever written in any U.S. human rights case."
The prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph E. Gonsalves, has accused U.S. and other foreign interests of meddling in his country's internal affair.
Clashes between police and workers' groups in Panama have been suppressed with tear gas, leaving at least two workers dead.
Twenty-seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to ask that she send a special investigator to Honduras to investigate and report on rights abuses.
Mixed results in Slovakia elections added to disturbing results in Czech and Hungary earlier makes for difficult politics in Europe.