Putin and Poroshenko Shake Hands at Minsk Talks
Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko greeted each other with a handshake at the start of talks, held in Belarus, on the Ukraine crisis, the first time the two presidents have met since June.
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Faces of Spain's economic crisis
Despite boasting Europe's fourth-largest economy, hundreds of thousands have been forced into destitution by Spain’s housing crash. Msnbc.com spoke to some of those affected.
Austerity in Ireland
Irish voters shared their views on austerity and the economy as they prepared to vote in a referendum on the European Union's new fiscal treaty.
Istanbul: An emerging power's ancient heart
With its economy growing at a breathtaking speed and its influence growing, Turkey will play a key role in the region in the years ahead. Istanbul, the cultural and commercial capital which straddles Europe and Asia, offers a glimpse of the country's history as well as its future.