| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:14 AM
French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria.
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:59 AM
French fighter jets carried out their first airstrikes in Iraq early Friday, joining the U.S. air campaign against the extremist group Islamic State.
Less than 24 hours after President Francois Hollande announced that he had approved a request from...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:52 AM
European Union and NATO officials expressed undisguised relief on Friday at Scotland's clear vote against independence from Britain, but some fretted that the genie of separatism may be out of the bottle in Europe.
EU partners had mostly kept quiet in...
| Sep 14, 2014
In my nightmare, I am squeezed into an airline seat. In the seat right in front of me is Vladimir Putin.
The airline seat is, of course, an appropriate setting for the modern American nightmare. The old simile of sardines in a can is no longer...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:50 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:49 AM
European Union governments agreed on Thursday that new economic sanctions on Russia will take effect on Friday but held out the prospect of canceling some or all of them next month if they believe a peace plan is working.
EU ambassadors agreed in...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:09 PM
In response to the Russian threat, Western leaders at the recent NATO summit reiterated their commitment to defending alliance members in the Baltic and Eastern Europe from aggression. This reaffirmation of NATO's core promise is essential in the short...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 4:00 AM
FOLKESTONE, England — The war that was supposed to end all wars didn't. But who knew it would still be causing skirmishes nearly a century later?
As Europe prepares to mark the 100th anniversary next year of the outbreak of World War I, clashes...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
French President Francois Hollande has been confronted by the glaring light of reality -- sort of.
On New Year's Day, as his massive tax increases began taking effect, Hollande, a member of the Socialist Party, admitted that taxes in France have become...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:06 PM
German authorities have charged an 88-year-old man from Cologne with hundreds of counts of murder and accessory to murder in a 1944 Nazi massacre that killed more than 600 civilians in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane.
The man, identified only as...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:51 PM
If President Obama were photographed coming and going from a younger woman’s apartment at all hours of the day and night, would most Americans care?
Uh, yeah. I mean, see Clinton, Bill, and Lewinsky, Monica.
In France, though, President Francois...