Real estate in big European cities is still too expensive for most potential buyers, especially as banks give out fewer loans. Prices are on the increase in London, but transactions are fewer. Meanwhile things are quiet on the real estate front in Rome, Paris and Madrid
Banned from the US, WikiLeaks has moved to Europe. The French Industry Minister wanted it booted from France too, but the site's French host provider, OVH, will not yield as long as the judiciary sits on the fences.
Invariably, exhibits of contemporary abstract art in history-laden surroundings spark controversy. But in the world of modern merchandising, there's no such thing as bad buzz. Europe's latest trend is deciphered below.