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  • Reader recommendation: L'Esplanade Hotel in Domme, France

    Last May, I spent several nights at the enchanting L'Esplanade Hôtel in the medieval town of Domme. Our room had a stunning 180-degree view of the Dordogne valley, as did the restaurant offering Périgord specialties prepared by the master chef-husband...
  • Ukraine's conflict a complicated puzzle

    Ukraine's conflict a complicated puzzle
    Ukraine's president pushed Saturday for a quick cease-fire in his country's troubled east, insisting that the conflict must be resolved and not "frozen," and pressed Kiev's case to be supplied with defensive weapons. Petro Poroshenko spoke amid a hectic...
  • US VP Biden casts doubt on Putin's peace commitment in Ukraine as EU leaders seek peace deal

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is questioning the willingness of Russian President Vladimir Putin to seek peace in Ukraine as the leaders of Germany and France are seeking such a deal in Moscow. Putin "continues to call for new peace plans as his troops...
  • Putin, Ukraine leader to hold 4-way phone call on peace plan

    Talks among the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on a peace initiative for Ukraine ended early Saturday with an announcement that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart would discuss a proposal to end the fighting in a four-...
  • Munich conference bringing together major players in frantic push for Ukraine peace

    Top world leaders, diplomats and defense officials are converging on Munich for a security conference that comes amid a frantic diplomatic push to end the violence in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was already in Munich on Friday...
  • Netflix struggles to win over skeptics in film-loving France

    Netflix struggles to win over skeptics in film-loving France
    As Netflix has spread its video streaming services around the globe, the company's been met with curiosity, skepticism and, at times, indifference. But none of the Silicon Valley giant's adventures abroad generated the mix of fear and anxiety that it...
  • Islamic State's taunting speech calls for killing civilians

    The extremist group Islamic State will drive the United States to its "death, grave and destruction," a spokesman for the militants declared in a recording that also called on Muslims living in the West to kill civilians. "You will pay the price when...
  • Beheading of Frenchman in Algeria won't deter France, Hollande says

    Beheading of Frenchman in Algeria won't deter France, Hollande says
    French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that the decapitation of a French tourist by extremists in Algeria would not cause his country to abandon military action against Islamic State. Hollande, speaking at the United Nations, said France...
  • Officials strongly downplay Iraqi claim of plot to attack subways

    U.S. and New York officials strongly downplayed a claim Thursday by the Iraqi prime minister that his country uncovered a plot to attack subways in New York and Paris. The new prime minster, Haider Abadi, told reporters at the United Nations General...
  • From bad to worse for French President Francois Hollande

    From bad to worse for French President Francois Hollande
    Supporters of French President Francois Hollande have awoken each morning for the last four weeks thinking things surely could get no worse. Already, unemployment figures remained stubbornly high. Economic growth was close to zero. The president's...
  • French President Hollande's former first lady releases tell-all book

    It's not the way French President Francois Hollande would want to be known: cold, calculating and uncaring. But that is the way he was portrayed by former First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in an intimate and damaging account of their stormy relationship,...