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.
Philippe Verdon: Body of French hostage appears to have been found in Mali
The body of French hostage Philippe Verdon, who was announced killed by his al Qaeda captors in March, appears to have been found in Mali.
Two French journalists kidnapped in Syria alive
French journalists Didier Francois and Edouard Elias are said to be alive after being kidnapped in Syria last month.
Track fault likely to blame for Paris train crash (VIDEO)
A track fault, not human error, is likely the cause of a train derailment and crash near Paris that killed six people and injured nearly 200 more during a busy holiday weekend.
Transportation nightmares for planes, trains, and automobiles
From the US to the Ukraine, it has been a deadly summer for transportation.
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.