A Marseille senator has called for military intervention in France’s second city as inter-gang violence, fueled by the drug trade and typified by the use of AK-47 assault rifles, spirals out of control. Not everyone agrees.
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Its tarmac littered with dozens of dilapidated planes, the airport in Congo's capital Kinshasa makes clear the dire state of aviation even by Africa's generally low standards.The
Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong said on Thursday he would no longer fight doping charges by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which quickly said it would strip him of his titles
President Barack Obama warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that U.S. forces could move against him, notably if he deployed his chemical weapons against rebels
Atrocious.At least that's the verdict of one of London's dedicated followers of fashion on the uniforms doled out to over 90,000 staff of the Olympic Games.For the tsars and tsaritsas
Delegations from around the world failed on Friday to agree a landmark U.N. arms-trade treaty to regulate the more than $60 billion industry, opting for further talks and a possible
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Pheidippides ran 26 miles from the Battle of Marathon with news of the Greeks' victory over the Persians, he hadn't consulted any of the era's leading scientists on whether he
Islamist governments which were swept to power in the Arab Spring uprisings must ensure that democracy becomes firmly rooted across the region, novelist Amin Maalouf said on Friday.The
World powers struck an agreement that a transitional government should be set up in Syria to end the conflict there but they remained at odds over what part President Bashar al-Assad
BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - When Jean-Claude Trichet called last June for the creation of a European finance ministry with power over national budgets, the idea seemed fanciful, a distant dream that would