| Feb 25, 2015
| 11:08 AM
The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo returned to newsstands on Wednesday with its first regular issue since Islamist extremists gunned down 12 people in an attack on its headquarters.
The magazine had published a special "survivors issue" last...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 3:13 PM
Paris' court of appeal has overturned a controversial 2008 decision to pay 403 million euros ($460 million) to French businessman Bernard Tapie in an arbitration ruling.
The court's move overturns the decision taken when conservative Nicolas Sarkozy...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 11:15 PM
The candidate of the governing Socialist Party won a narrow victory in Sunday's critical election to fill a vacant parliamentary seat, and denounced the far-right National Front party of his opponent as a "peril for our democracy."
All eyes were on the...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 12:30 PM
During a White House press conference last week in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, U.S President Barack Obama took the opportunity to school France on how to fight terrorism through social assimilation and approaches that don't involve the...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:22 AM
The French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's staple is to be provocative — poking fun at popes, presidents as well as the Prophet Muhammad.
The satirical weekly has a history of drawing outrage across the Muslim world with crude cartoons of Islam's...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:43 AM
A prosecutor says the shooting of a jogger in a Paris suburb on the same day as the Charlie Hebdo massacre has been linked to the gunman who killed a female police officer and four hostages at a kosher grocery.
In a brief statement Sunday, the prosecutor...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 3:00 AM
As Jose Domingos speeds down the Oiapoque River in his canoe once more today, he passes underneath a mammoth suspension bridge. By far the most imposing structure anywhere near this muggy Amazonian border town, it looms overhead and then retreats behind...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 3:24 PM
In the language of headline writers, he is "Muslim Man," hailed as a hero for hiding hostages during last week's terrorist attacks by Muslim fanatics in France.
When the kosher supermarket where he works in eastern Paris came under siege, Lassana...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:27 PM
In the wake of the terrorist attacks by Muslim militants in Paris, which killed 17 and wounded many others, pundits have come forward to speculate on causes and motives. While never excusing the assailants' barbarism, some of these commentators have...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:00 PM
In Paris on Sunday, the United States really led from behind — so far behind that President Barack Obama and other important U.S. officials stayed stateside as 40 other world leaders joined about 1.5 million Frenchmen in a stirring riposte to...
| Oct 21, 2014
Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where South African double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius went from global sporting icon to prisoner as he was sentenced to five years behind bars for the negligent killing of his girlfriend on...