Fumbles abound as Russians intercept Kerry’s desperation pass
Commentary: No rules govern this international game of dealing with Syria’s chemical weapons.
Chatter: Obama will give diplomacy a chance in Syria, for now
President Barack Obama puts the plans to strike Syria on hold while the world waits to see if a proposal to destroy its chemical weapons will work; the US remembers its two 9/11 anniversaries; the Brazilian rainforest is shrinking; and the anti-polar cellphone that might just save your life.
Revealed: French draft would give Syria chemical arms ultimatum
A draft UN resolution — opposed by Russia — calls for for the UN Security Council to take 'further necessary measures' if Syria fails to declare its chemical weapons within 15 days.
Here's what the main players want in the standoff over Syria
Analysis: Why did a seemingly offhand remark by Secretary of State John Kerry become the back-from-the-brink solution for Syria? A look at who wants what in this increasingly bizarre standoff.
Chatter: A Syria solution so crazy it just might work
However unlikely it seems, a growing number of nations back a proposal to have Syria hand over its entire chemical weapons arsenal; the verdicts are in on Delhi's shocking gang rape; China masters the art of spin; and bigger isn't better when it comes to fatherhood.
Security Council shuns mandate by failing to OK attack on Syria
Commentary: The UN Charter compels the Council to act to restore ‘international peace and security.’
Chatter: On Syria, united we wait, divided we strike
Russia warns the US not to go it alone in Syria, the Ohio kidnapper is found hanged, we investigate how the world's oldest profession is faring in modern London, and are the world's reptiles out to get you? Probably.
US and France: It's just the two of us
France has tentatively stepped forward as America’s lead European partner on military intervention in Syria.
Does world's 'responsibility to protect' civilians justify a Syria strike?
The architects of the UN's 'Responsibility to Protect' doctrine say it gives countries a mandate to attack Syria in order to stop mass atrocities.
Will strikes make right in Syria?
Analysis: Amid the West's scramble for consensus to strike, the only thing worse than intervening in Syria, experts say, is doing nothing.
The world is picking sides in Egypt's conflict (PHOTOS)
Protests are erupting around the globe as people and governments pick a team in Egypt.
France of the future: French ministers describe 2025
A shrinking economy? Complete unemployment? French president Francois Hollande asked his ministers to predict France's status in 2025.
French lawyer Jacques Verges, known as 'the Devil's Advocate,' dead at 88
Jacques Verges counted Carlos the Jackal and Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie among his notorious clients.
Green shoots show in Europe
The euro zone is finally out of recession, but hold the Champagne for now.
Amputee swimming star Philippe Croizon's wheelchair stolen, returned after athlete's plea heard on TV
French athlete Philippe Croizon, the first quadruple amputee to swim across the English Channel, was targeted by thieves while on vacation with relatives when his wheelchair was stolen. It has now been returned after the athlete's plea was heard on TV.
Dog lovers, don't worry
Your day is coming.
Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb alert
The Eiffel Tower was completely evacuated on Friday afternoon following a bomb alert.
Happy International Cat Day! Guess which country has the most pet felines?
Otherwise known as God's gift to the internet.
State Department extends closure of some Mideast missions over Al Qaeda threat
Washington shut more than 20 embassies and consulates across and beyond the Arab world. UK, France and Germany closed their Yemen missions too.
Embassy closures extend to UK, France, and Germany
The three nations are closing their embassies in Yemen for at least two days prompted by global security alerts, following 21 US embassy closures and travel warnings.
France's hot air balloon festival brightens up the sky
France held a record-breaking hot air balloon festival earlier this week, with over 400 of the piloted balloons brightening up the sunny sky over a former NATO airfield.
8 foreign countries battling NSA backlash
It's not only Americans who are angry.
Are America's secretive ways destroying its relationship with Europe?
From Merkel to Google, the fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations is spreading unease across Europe.
Cannes jewel theft now estimated at close to $136M
The robbery occurred Sunday morning at a jewelry exhibition at the Carlton Hotel.
Binge drinking a la francaise: Beuverie Express makes its appearance in the French vocabulary
The absurd translation - express drinking - was given approval this week by the French culture ministry.
Cannes thieves strike again: $53M in jewelry stolen at Carlton Hotel
The heist was pulled off by a single gunman whose face was covered by a hat and a scarf.
Omnicom, Publicis to merge into world’s biggest ad company
New York-based Omnicom Group Inc. and Paris-based Publicis Groupe SA have agreed to merge.
The 10 best ways to insult the French president
Your mother is so small, her head smells of feet!
France: Abercrombie & Fitch investigated for employment discrimination
Abercrombie & Fitch, which has two stores in France, is suspected of discriminating against ugly or pudgy job applicants.
Royal Flush: monarchies may be better for your well-being
Although monarchies make up less than a quarter of the world's states, they represent half the top 30 countries in the United Nations index of global well-being.
Why French PM Jean-Marc Ayrault's name is so hard to translate
From 'erotic' to references to male genitalia, Ayrault's name is proving to be a headache for some foreign media.