| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:35 AM
PARIS (Reuters) - Although France has not decided if it will bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, the country's Olympic Committee (CNOSF) is already planning a public funding operation to finance a possible candidacy for Paris.
The CNOSF will say in...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in elections condemned by the international community as illegal and a violation of a cease-fire already teetering on the verge of collapse.
Results of the elections in Donetsk and Luhansk...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:50 PM
ISTANBUL Al Qaida-backed militants Saturday stormed the base of the most prominent civilian commander in the U.S.-backed Syrian rebel force, forcing him and his fighters to flee into hiding in the Jebal al Zawiya mountains of northern Syria.
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:00 PM
One of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, announced Friday that he was stepping down after his attempt to extend his 27 years in power touched off a violent popular uprising dubbed the country’s...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:45 PM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:35 AM
The Musée Picasso Paris has officially reopened following an extensive renovation that cost an estimated $66 million and saw an internal upheaval due to construction delays.
The reopening on Saturday brought a publicity blitz that sought to put a happy...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:53 PM
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission provisionally accepted the budgets of France and Italy, saying on Tuesday that no euro zone states had submitted deficit plans for next year that seriously breached EU rules for fiscal stability.
A day after...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Russian investigators have opened a criminal probe into the fiery crash that killed Total SA chief executive Christophe de Margerie and the three French crewmen piloting his private jet out of a Moscow airport, officials announced on Tuesday.
| Oct 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The launch of Netflix has prompted French industryites and lawmakers to think harder about solutions to modernize the country's digital landscape. So it's no coincidence that the annual Rencontres Cinematographiques de Dijon, a three-day confab Oct. 16-18...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 9:49 PM
The misstep that allowed a Texas nurse to contract Ebola while treating a patient may have exposed others to the virus, the nation’s leading healthcare official said Monday as experts stepped up scrutiny of medical workers at the hospital where...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:55 PM
— The first known case of Ebola contracted in the United States is giving urgency to moves by lawmakers to boost funding for a response after years of cuts to federal prevention and research budgets.
With health officials raising the prospect of...