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Hillary Clinton bade farewell to the State Department on Friday after an eventful four years in office which concluded in what she described as “a low point” when a US mission in Libya came under attack, sparking a whirlwind of criticism.
Everyone in Egypt is talking about them but no one really knows who they are. Calling themselves “Black Bloc,” these new masked opponents of President Mohammed Morsi's regime are set to defend street protesters—by force if necessary.
A Corsican man thought to be one of the island’s most notorious gangsters was taken into custody on Friday after a criminal tried to break into his car, attracting the attention of the police, who then found a stash of weapons in the boot.
A French air strike may have killed at least five civilians in Mali, Amnesty International has revealed in a new report that also highlights alarming human rights violations by Malian soldiers.
British football star David Beckham’s move to Paris Saint-Germain should help the Qatari-owned club pick a long sought-after title, but the gulf state’s ambitions are likely aimed beyond the pitch.
In a rare example of bipartisanship, Republican and Democrat senators in the US are working together to tackle the explosive issue of immigration reform. Barack Obama won 70% of the Hispanic vote in November's presidential election, largely because he had promised to help illegal immigrants get residency. But critics fear the policy could backfire and open the doors to millions of new Americans.
In the US, the debate on gun control continues. US President Barack Obama is currently trying to gather support for his proposals, which include a ban on assault rifles and on high-quantity magazines. But other proposals concern mental health care. Republicans especially think the blame lies not with guns themselves but with the individuals whose psychological troubles lead them to kill on a massive scale. But how can a potential killer be identified early, and what can be done to stop them?
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give a farewell speech this afternoon when she leaves the State Department for the final time. Watch the speech live on this page at 8.30 pm Paris time (2.30 pm EST).
Gazelle poaching, which was relatively under control during former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s reign, is now reaching alarming proportions, according to environmental activists in Libya. Read more…
A suicide bomber detonated an explosive at the entrance of the US embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara, killing at least two people, police said on Friday.
French warplanes struck Islamist targets near the last militant outpost in northern Mali on Thursday as the UN accelerated preparations for a peacekeeping force. France's President François Hollande is due to visit the country on Saturday.
Is France bankrupt? Daring to say so is a major no-no for French politicians. Labour Minister Michel Sapin has just experienced this after he said so during an interview, prompting an immediate and fierce denial from the government. So is France's political elite hiding the truth, or is France better off than some would think?
Hundreds of people lined the streets of Paris near Notre Dame Cathedral on Thursday to witness the arrival of nine new church bells that will be installed to celebrate the iconic landmark's 850th anniversary.
Top US diplomat Hillary Clinton highlighted her foreign policy concerns ahead of passing the torch Friday to incoming Secretary of State John Kerry, warning of Iran’s support for Syria, rampant violence against Afghan women and cyber-hacking threats.
Thousands of mourners gathered in Phnom Penh on Friday to bid farewell at a lavish funeral for Cambodia's former king Norodom Sihanouk, who died of heart failure in Beijing in October at age 89.
President François Hollande has been bolstered by France's military intervention in Mali, but with the economy stagnating, he is in trouble with key voting constituents at home.
At least 25 people were killed and scores were wounded after an explosion rocked a skyscraper housing the Mexico City headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex on Thursday. Rescue teams worked overnight to find survivors.
After five years of unsuccessful labour negotiations, Goodyear executives on Thursday announced a plan to close a tyre plant that employs 1,173 workers in the northern French city of Amiens. Goodyear described the plan as "the only option".