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.
Gilles Bourdouleix, French mayor, says 'maybe Hitler didn't kill enough' Roma
Mayor, law-maker lashes out at Roma during confrontation in his town of Cholet, France.
Topless feminist group FEMEN claims arson behind fire at Paris headquarters
The office of the "militant feminist" group caught fire in what police say was an accident, but FEMEN maintains was a deliberate attack following a death threat.
7 unthinkable urban comebacks to inspire Detroit
Buck up, Motown. From Juarez to Mogadishu to London, anything's possible.
Riots outside Paris over Islamic face veil; police station attacked
The unrest occurred in the western suburb of Elancourt with 50 perpetrators throwing gas bombs at police and firing weapons.
Murdered child's photo used to promote daycare center
A photo of 4-year-old French boy Grégory Villemin, whose 1984 murder remains unsolved, was used to advertise a daycare center at the Montreux Jazz Festival, prompting the child's parents to file a lawsuit against the event's organizers.
Breivik sympathizer arrested in France for planning 'major terrorist act'
Kristian (Varg) Vikernes was a convicted murderer who burned down churches and received mail from Norway's most notorious serial killer.
What we're protesting today
George Zimmerman, the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal and bad working conditions in Taiwan, to name a few.
France's Hollande 'in denial' over crisis after downgrade
French President Francois Hollande's optimistic Bastille Day speech leaves economic analysts scratching their heads.