The Mexican government has landed succesive blows on one of the country's most feared drug cartels. On Saturday the military arrested Salavador Alfonso Martinez Escobedo, a regional leader of the Zetas gang. Then on Sunday the Mexican navy killed Zetas founder Henrique Lazcano. The Zetas cartel has carried out some of Mexico's worst massacres, attacks and jail breaks
France's jails, ranked among the worst in Europe by human rights groups, have been described by French President Nicolas Sarkozy as the country's "shame". A bill designed to address the crisis is now in the hands of French lawmakers.
A year ago, a new power-sharing government took over in Zimbabwe, a country crippled by inflation, poverty and disease. Has the coalition helped symbols of national pride, such as Zimbabwe's university, get back on their feet?
On Friday, a 32-year-old woman became the 23rd France Telecom employee to commit suicide in the last 18 months. As her death sends shockwaves throughout the country, we ask what is so terribly wrong at France's main telephone operator.
On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, victims of the subprime crisis and excessive risk-taking. Exactly one year after the scandal, former employees reflect on the fall and its consequences.
As Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero presses ahead with plans to make abortion legal in Spain, the stage is set for another showdown between reformists and a conservative camp fired up by the Catholic Church.