Concern about Russian foreign policy turns the Continent to new sources for natural gas.
While Mr. Putin has been applauded at home for Russia's newfound assertiveness, the price has been high.
As the self-styled caliphate is pushed back into northern Syria, its message of momentum will be blunted as well.
Nuclear negotiators appear to be zeroing in on a deal to restrict Iran's nuclear program and reintegrate the country into the world community.
The country's new left-of-center government may be able to deliver economic reforms that its predecessors failed to do.
As the US economy improves, consumers are spending more – but are spending more carefully, too.
While Kiev has suffered setbacks on the battlefield over the past year, it appears to be making progress toward democracy.
The disease is being defeated. Fear, too, must be defeated, so that the battered economies can revive.
The world is wrestling with a tough question: What can be done to counter jihadist movements?
It's innocent fun. It's a time-out to tell others we love them. (Oh, and it's tomorrow.)