FRANCE - CUBA
President François Hollande this week announced he will travel to Cuba in May. It will be the first official visit by a French president to the communist-run country, coming on the heels of a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana.
The Islamist State group's bloody war of expansion in Iraq and Syria includes forcing boys from the Yazidi religious minority to train as child soldiers.
The US Justice Department will not prosecute a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old whose death in Ferguson sparked weeks of protests and ignited a national debate over how police treat African-Americans.
An Indian court has banned the broadcast of a documentary on the country’s endemic rape problem, in which a death row convict expresses no remorse for his part in the 2012 fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi, placing the blame on the victim.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing, with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he did it. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.
The apparent disintegration of a key Syrian rebel group has dealt a major blow to US efforts to build up a force of moderate fighters to take on the Islamic State group.
When Benjamin Netanyahu stood before the US Congress on Tuesday and denounced President Barack Obama's efforts to broker a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme, the spectacle – on the surface at least – raised an unlikely paradox.
New York City public schools will start observing two of Islam’s most important holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, The New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing an announcement to be delivered by the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Federal forces on Wednesday arrested the leader of one of Mexico’s most feared drug cartels in a pre-dawn raid in the northern city of Monterrey, officials said. The arrest marks the second capture of a Mexican drug kingpin in less than a week.
Southern Chile’s Villarrica volcano erupted early on Tuesday, sending heavy smoke into the air and lava coursing towards the small city of Pucon, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of residents.
More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris’ old Jewish quarter, French authorities have at last identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest.
Nuclear manufacturer Areva has announced a 4.8 billion euro loss for 2014, more than its entire market value, plunging the powerful French nuclear industry into turmoil.
France was rebuked by Europe’s top human rights watchdog Wednesday for failing to fully ban the corporal punishment of children.
Around a dozen drones were reported flying over areas of the French capital overnight, Paris police said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of unexplained drone sightings.
A blast at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people, a local official said on Wednesday, with dozens more miners who were underground at the time unaccounted for.
An all-white jury that includes a restaurant manager, several retirees and a social worker will hear the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which gets underway with opening statements on Wednesday.
A homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers over the weekend was a convicted bank robber who assumed the identity of a French national to enter the United States during the 1990s, officials said Tuesday.
Two convicted Australian drug smugglers arrived on Wednesday at an Indonesian island prison where they will be executed by firing squad along with seven other foreigners, one of them French, despite international outrage.