German leader's long history with Russia's president has thrust into her the potentially risky role of mediator.
Insurgent party that came out of nowhere in last year's elections struggles to stay the course.
Promises to cut income tax, invest in jobs and abolish the Senate or upper house as a law-making body.
William Hague said summit would ask nations to write action against sexual violence into military doctrine.
Prime Minister Vjekoslav Bevanda says raised living standards will ease worst violence since mid-90s civil war.
Matteo Renzi will go to the Senate on Monday to seek confidence vote in his newly installed government.
Embattled premier seeks to expand authority of intelligence agency in face of corruption allegations.
Former British premier made himself available as a secret advisor when the News Corp. executive was in the global crosshairs.
The German chancellor's popularity has slipped in the last few months, dipping 4 points in the last week alone.
New centrist leader of the Democratic Party needs support from the right to avoid another round of elections.
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