FRANCE - USA
Five years after New York’s last French bookstore closed its doors, the city’s francophones and francophiles are celebrating the opening of a charming new French bookstore on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
The Swedish navy stepped up its hunt Monday for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters with fingers pointing at Moscow in a throwback to the Cold War.
News that vaccines to fight Ebola are being developed on both sides of the Atlantic has grabbed global media headlines as the world stands on the precipice of an epidemic. But which laboratory will be the first to get it to market?
The European Union committed itself Monday to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa and rejected the idea of halting direct flights coming from the region.
The success of French retailers in stopping the advance of discounters in the last five years shows a way out of the crisis embroiling Britain’s “big four” grocers. Their simple formula: fewer complex promotions and big price cuts across the board.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton contemporary art museum, a massive structure just outside Paris of billowing sails and glass designed by Frank Gehry, was inaugurated by French President François Hollande on Monday.
In an apparent u-turn, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that his country would allow Iraqi Kurdish forces to cross the Syrian border into the besieged town of Kobane to help defend it against Islamic State militants.
French officials are updating rules on wearing face veils in public after it emerged that a veiled woman was told to leave Paris’s Opera Bastille during a performance of Verdi’s La Traviata earlier this month.
A series of acid attacks on women in the Iranian city of Isfahan has raised fears that the victims were targeted for not being properly veiled. Police have declined to comment but an investigation is ongoing.
Two French journalists were due in court Monday in the eastern Indonesian island of Papua on charges of “abusive use of entry visas” following their arrest in August for shooting a report on a local separatist movement.
Japan’s new trade and industry minister quit over a funding scandal on Monday and the justice minister resigned after being accused of violating electoral laws, dealing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe his biggest setback since taking office in 2012.
European foreign ministers gather in Luxembourg Monday to try and formulate a coordinated EU response to the spread of the Ebola virus amid warnings the crisis has reached a "tipping point".
US military aircraft dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies late on Sunday to Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State (IS) group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, in the Syrian border city of Kobane.
A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week on Monday, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police.