France's nationwide strike Thursday could be the biggest since 1995, when the country came to a standstill after then-president Jacques Chirac tried to overhaul the country's retirement system. Follow CNN.com for the latest developments.
Germany moved to expel two Russian diplomats on Wednesday, after prosecutors said they had grounds to believe there was Russian state involvement in the killing of a former Chechen fighter in Berlin this summer.
A Belgian town famous for its carnival parade has signaled that it is willing to withdraw from a United Nations cultural listing after the event was condemned for its use of alleged anti-Semitic imagery.
Nobody likes to hear that an old friend is "brain dead," so perhaps it's not surprising that France's allies seem to be going through the seven stages of grief over Emmanuel Macron's pronouncement last month that NATO is languishing.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is far from being brittle, but the alliance seems much less elastic than it once was. When its leaders gather this week in London they will need to stretch hard to bridge some of their differences.