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France's President Francois Hollande flanked by Mali's interim president Dioncounda Traore arrives at the airport of Timbuktu, the second step of his one-day visit in Mali in February 2013.
A cancer with no place in the 21st Century. A poison opposed with "every breath in our body."
CONQUES , AVEYRON, France - As summer begins its slow exit, the French, who close their shops and take August off for a national holiday, will soon return - making autumn a splendid time for American visitors.
A look at how the United States and various European nations have dealt with hostage-taking and ransom demands for their citizens in recent years: U.S. policy prohibits government negotiation with terrorists, including paying ransom demands.
Euro zone private business growth slowed more than expected in August, despite widespread price cutting.
PanARMENIAN.Net - There is nothing that would stop France from delivering two Mistral helicopter carrier ships to Russia, French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday, Aug 20. "Today's level of sanctions will not hamper deliveries Should there be new tensions and it is difficult to find a way out, we will have to think of something.
PARIS: France said on Wednesday it wanted to bring together Arab states, Iran and the main world powers to coordinate a comprehensive response against Islamic State insurgents who control large parts of Syria and Iraq.
Chancellor Angela Merkel 's government cleared the way for Germany to supply Iraqis with weapons to fight Islamic State militants, dropping a post-World War II taboo on arms shipments to conflict areas.
Former prime minister Alain Juppe joined the race to be the presidential candidate of France's centre-right on Wednesday, posing a potential challenge both to a 2017 comeback bid by Nicolas Sarkozy and to the rise of the extreme right.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis -- showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend -- underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight.
An Israeli soldier stands in the dust as he directs a Merkava tank at an army deployment point near the Israeli-Gaza border August 20, 2014.
French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday he would accelerate reforms to boost growth, highlighting steps to increase homebuilding and give tax breaks to poorer households as he tries to win back voter confidence.
The same hatred that Jihadists direct against Israel is directed against the Jews of France, says head of French Jewry umbrella organization.
A stagnant economy, ballooning deficit and sniping from within his own party ranks; President Francois Hollande faces a mountain of problems when French political life restarts after the long summer holidays.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 02:50 am
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