France's credit rating downgraded by Paris-based Fitch Ratings
Paris-based Fitch last of big 3 credit agencies to downgrade France to AA-plus from AAA.
London Broiling: Brits brace for what they call heat (PHOTOS)
The language of being hot is universal.
Paris train crash, derailment leaves fears of 'many casualties' (PHOTOS)
Commuter train derails shortly after leaving Paris; media say at least 6 dead with reports of electrocution and others crushed.
Tour de France: Not the yellow jersey you want
British rider Mark Cavendish is reportedly sprayed with urine during Tour de France cycling race.
World leaders in wax: Kim Jong Il has finally made it
Better than the real thing? You be the judge.
Bolivia's plane drama fires up South America
Evo Morales' allies fume that Bolivia's leader was taken 'hostage' while suspected of spiriting away NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Report: France has its own PRISM-like surveillance program
A report published in Le Monde newspaper says that France also tracks computer and telephone metadata on a widespread scale, like the US PRISM program.
17 disturbing things Snowden has taught us (so far)
What is the extent of the information Edward Snowden has leaked? The consequences? We break it down.
France calls for delay in US-EU trade deal talks; Germany wants to push forward
France has called for a two-week delay to discussions of a trade deal between the US and the EU in the wake of American spying allegations.
US Spying a 'Slap in the Face': EU Lawmaker
European Union officials feel the US had dealt Europe a "slap in the face," a member of the European Parliament said on Tuesday
Europe shaken and stirred by spying scandal
Snowden's revelations threaten trade talks, tarnish Obama's image.
France's far-right political leader Marine Le Pen loses MEP immunity
Marine le Pen, the leader of the conservative Front National party, could face racism charges for comparing Muslim street prayers to Nazi occupation.
European fury over US spying allegations
Revelations of American spying on allies are casting doubt on a transatlantic trade deal.
Gay Pride parades celebrate recent victories (PHOTOS)
Record crowds were expected at this year's parades in US cities like New York, San Francisco and Seattle.
Gay Pride parades around the world
In 2013, same-sex marriage victories have given revelers big reasons to celebrate.
Sex, soccer and success
Femme fatale in underage prostitution scandal has France at her feet.
Who would win a World Idol competition?
Everyone's freaking out about Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf. Check out these other amazing idols from around the world.
France arrests 6 suspected terrorists near Paris
Anti-terror police arrested six "radical Islamists" who are suspected of planning terrorist attacks in France.
Eiffel Tower workers strike during tourist season
About 300 workers staged a walkout in the 124-year-old tower, which throughout the year receives about 25,000 tourists daily.
Endurance races claim 2 drivers at Le Mans, Germany
Allan Simonsen of Denmark crashed into safety barriers at Le Mans; Wolf Silvester died from 'health problems' in Germany.
France threatens to fine Google over privacy concerns
Warning gives Google three months to change the way it handles users private data, or face a fine of up to 300,000 Euros in France alone.
EU heads in the clouds
The failure to unify European skies lays the union's woes bare.
60 seconds on Earth: Parisian hipsters on bikes (VIDEO)
Parisian hipsters get all retro and ride old-timey bikes to recall an idyllic time, which they admit — zut alors! — never really existed.
France condemns xenophobic attack on Chinese students near Bordeaux
Six Chinese students were injured after they were attacked by drunken men in the Bordeaux region.
Police check of veiled woman sparks clashes in Paris suburb
The uproar started when police stopped a 25-year-old woman wearing a full facial veil, which is banned in France.
Will PRISM be the end of the EU-Obama love affair?
Washington's PRISM spy scandal dents Barack Obama's image ahead of his Europe trip.
Europe's troika adrift
An EU spat with the IMF is underscoring policy disarray as Europe's recession rumbles on.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn: French prosecutors urge dropping 'pimping' charges
Dominique Strauss-Kahn has admitted to attending sex parties but said he did not know the women were paid prostitutes.
Police quiz head of French telecom giant Orange
The detention of Stephane Richard, former aide to IMF's Lagarde, is the latest twist in $530 million payout scandal.
French Open final fiery affair for Raphael Nadal, protesters
Same-sex marriage opponents disrupt Nadal-Ferrer final at French Open in Paris.
Why is French wine at the forefront of an EU-China trade war?
BMW and Bordeaux about to become collateral damage in Brussels vs. Beijing battle over anti-dumping tariffs.