Politico.eu just launched. Politico is a big political news outlet here in the United States, and their push to European politics is a major initiative for them. And they're making the push using WordPress as their CMS.
I was surprised by the move, as Politico hasn't used WordPress on their other properties. I learned that Alley Interactive managed the build. The design is nice (I presume it was done in house), and it follows relatively closely to their U.S. site's layout. It's self-hosted (not on WP VIP) and on a Rackspace server setup.
I've reached out to Alley for more information. I'd love to learn more about why Politico chose WordPress this time around.