The West is raising the stakes over Ukraine
France halts warship sale to Russia, the EU is poised to impose more sanctions and NATO is boosting its defenses. But will it deter Putin?
Political strife grips France as prime minister hands in his government's resignation
The new cabinet will be announced on Tuesday and there was no immediate word on who would stay and who would go.
A French hospital plans to open a wine bar for terminally ill patients
Sounds about right.
This dude on a mountain bike was the real winner of the Tour de France
And then a hero comes along...
A giant penis-shaped flower is drawing huge crowds in France
People are braving long lines at the Jardin des plantes in Nantes to get a glimpse of Amorphophallus titanum, or 'Titan's penis,' which blooms once a decade and smells like rotting meat.
This chart shows which World Cup teams have been given the most red and yellow cards
Uruguay and Greece, what's the deal?
The US is out. So which World Cup team are we supposed to root for now?
Well, that depends. Do you hate freedom?
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy faces corruption probe
Magistrates are looking to see whether Sarkozy used his influence to secure leaked details of an inquiry into alleged irregularities in his victorious 2007 campaign.
Is this the world's lamest cyberattack?
Hackers break into Domino's Pizza customer databases in France and Belgium and find... delivery instructions and favorite toppings.
This graphic shows which teams have the most fans at the World Cup
Turns out Americans like soccer way more than the world thinks.
Hollande slams 'unjustifiable' brutal assault on Roma teen in France
The teen was found in a supermarket trolley after being beaten by a dozen residents of a housing estate in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine north of Paris.
This Indian city is on a quest to get rid of shantytowns. Turns out that's not very easy
Le Corbusier’s urban design failed to plan for laborers. Chandigarh city is trying to fix that, but some residents are ending up homeless.
Does 'Gerard Depardieu' sound Russian to you?
These high school students in France are learning to fly drones
Who says the military should have all the fun?
World War I still etched into European psyche
A century on, countries are stepping up efforts to commemorate the war to end all wars.
French suspect in Jewish Museum shooting may have trained in Syria
French media reported that Mehdi Nemmouche was suspected of having stayed with Islamist jihadist groups last year.
Why Europe’s new anti-EU parliament will vex America
For starters, some of the newbies are just wild about Putin.
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.