| May 14, 2013
PARIS - A fleet of little silver cars in Paris is showcasing France's gamble on electric vehicle technology in a project that backers say is even helping to narrow the capital's social divide.
Modeled on the Velib bike-sharing program, Autolib has won...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:48 AM
PARIS -- French investigators have dropped criminal charges against former President Nicolas Sarkozy for allegedly soliciting illegal campaign funds from the country's richest woman.
The inquiry found insufficient evidence that Sarkozy had sought and...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:25 PM
With the exception of eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman, there are probably few people on the planet who have North Korean spas and sports centers on their list of things to see before they die.
The Hermit Kingdom has in recent years built a...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 5:40 PM
MEXICO CITY — Doctors plan to operate on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Tuesday morning to remove blood that has collected outside of her brain, the apparent result of a fall the 60-year-old leader took in August, officials...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:33 AM
WASHINGTON — A second team of international inspectors will be deployed to Syria as the closely watched effort to disarm President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons gathers steam, officials said Tuesday.
The Organization for the Prohibition of...
| Mar 19, 2011
| 9:39 AM
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Western air forces, with Arab League approval, had gone into action on Saturday over Libya and were preventing Muammar Gaddafi's forces attacking the rebel city of Benghazi.
"As of now, our planes are preventing...
| Mar 24, 2011
Republican presidential hopefuls have been scrambling to figure out the right vocabulary for denouncing President Obama's decision to launch U.S. planes and ships into action against Libya's Moammar Kadafi.
Because Obama made the decision, they know...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 10:03 AM
The chairman of the utility that runs the crippled Fukushima power plant on Wednesday said the facility's four tsunami-battered reactors would have to be scrapped, and he apologized to the Japanese public for the nuclear disaster.
| Mar 31, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Warning that destruction could be on America's doorstep because it oppresses “God's chosen people,” Minister Louis Farrakhan, the controversial Nation of Islam leader, defended Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi today, calling the U.S. action in...
| Apr 17, 2011
The eyes of the world are on the battle for Libya. It's undeniably a compelling drama: Spirited but untrained rebels, plus NATO airstrikes, pitted against an eccentric dictator with a cinematic wardrobe.
But it's the wrong drama to worry about. The...
| May 15, 2011
| 12:24 PM
IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged with attempting to rape a New York hotel maid, in a scandal that appeared to wreck his hopes of running for president of France and to open questions over his leadership of the global lender.
The charges on...