Here's why you should be paying attention to France right now
National Front leader Marine Le Pen is either a heroine or an economic disaster. Take your pick.
A Russian invasion: Normandy is next
The 70th anniversary of D-Day is coming — and so is Putin.
Kim and Kanye do it Versailles-style
The limelight-loving couple spent Friday night partying at Louis XIV's favorite palace. Today, it's off to Florence to be wed.
Mais non! French cooking is alive and well
It may no longer be in the world's top 10, but reports of the demise of French cuisine are premature.
5 monasteries you and your friends can buy when you're ready to give up modern life
You know you want to pack it all in and raise baby goats in a place with a deep history of serene contemplation.
The scary return of a radical, far-right Europe and what it means
Sunday’s elections to the European Parliament may be a big yawn for most voters, but they’re set to provide a dramatic boost to far-right parties across the continent.
West Africa says it's time for 'total war' on Boko Haram
It's their Al Qaeda, they say.
In France, ghosts of World War II are still very much alive
As Europeans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, war tourism is thriving.
France is sending security service agents to Nigeria to tackle Boko Haram
Having ousted Al Qaeda-linked militants from Mali last year, France is planning to redeploy its forces across West Africa this summer to target Islamist groups.
The Mona Lisa may actually be a 3D picture
The iconic painting has a twin in Spain, and they may be two halves of the world's oldest stereoscopic image
1,600 papier-mâché pandas prepare to take on Hong Kong
Some call it art. Others say it's panda-monium.
9 cities where you can visit a cat cafe
You can work kitty cuddles into your travel plans even if you're not going anywhere near Tokyo.
4 French journalists freed in Syria give reason for hope
Their release follows that of Spanish journalists in March. Taken together, the two releases could signal a change of tactics by kidnappers in Syria.
4 French journalists freed in Syria after 10 months
President Hollande said they are 'in good health' and headed back to France.
French lawmakers no longer think animals are the same as furniture
Legislators have voted to amend the part of France’s civil code that puts pets on par with tables and chairs.
That commercial for Cadillac is everything France hates about the US
Now even the French are pissed off at Cadillac.
Hundreds of students at a French school are giving DNA samples to help find a rapist
Mass testing of the kind is rare even if DNA-checking has become far more widely used since it emerged in the late 1990s.
France seizes millions of fake drugs hidden in Chinese tea boxes
China's counterfeit drug production problem was highlighted last year when the country's authorities launched a crackdown which led to 1,300 arrests.
Europe's far right is rootin' for Putin
The Russian leader has found allies among the continent’s radical nationalists.
This town in France throws its senior citizens an epic $46,000 party each year
We should probably all retire there.
French far-right party leader says pork or nothing for students
'We will accept no religious requirements in the school lunch menus,' National Front party leader Marine Le Pen said.
France tells doctors to monitor for Ebola virus after major outbreak in West Africa
The move was preventative and had not been prompted by the detection of any symptoms, France's health minister said.
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault resigns
In some consolation for French President Francois Hollande, Socialists retained control of Paris city hall.
It was shear luck nobody was hurt during this protest outside the Louvre (VIDEO)
About a dozen sheep, a sheepdog and 50 farmers arrived at the Louvre in Paris worried they would one day end up in a museum if European Union agriculture policy changed.
This is what politicians debating global warming will look like soon
Awesome new street art unintentionally shames our leaders into paying attention to climate change.
France is the latest country grappling with a deadly online drinking game
France, world-famous for its wines, has a reputation for introducing young people to alcohol early. But 'neknomination' is something else entirely.
The city of light is really hard to see these days
... thanks to hazardous levels of air pollution.
Basque group ETA vows to put arsenal 'out of use'
More than two years after announcing a 'definitive end to armed activity,' western Europe's last major violent separatist movement to officially disarm not enough in Spain, which wants the group to disband without condition.
This happened over the weekend and it wasn't in Ukraine, Thailand or Venezuela
Tens of thousands of opponents of the airport project turned out in Nantes on Saturday for a protest which degenerated into violent clashes between several hundred of them and riot police.
Paris 'ghost' stations: Swimming pools and nightclubs could soon be found underground
Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has dreamed up a striking new plan to convert shuttered metro stations into fun public spaces.
The French press corps went to the White House and acted like total teenagers
They came, they saw, they selfied.