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News of the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the leftist leader who had been battling cancer, reverberated Tuesday around Latin America and the world. In La Paz, Bolivia, a teary-eyed Bolivian President Evo Morales said he was devastated,...
Tags: William Hague, Venezuela, Evo Morales, Dilma Rousseff, Bolivia
Twitter suspended an account run by Somali extremists linked to Al Qaeda on Friday, two days after the militants threatened to execute Kenyan hostages and posted a video of one pleading for the Kenyan government to help free them. Shabab militants...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Gunmen on motorcycles kidnapped seven French tourists, including four children, who had been staying at a nature reserve in Cameroon near its border with Nigerian border, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday....
French troops backing a Mali government campaign to retake the northern half of the country from Islamic militants have been cheered as liberators since their convoys rolled into historic Timbuktu this week and hundreds of paratroopers dropped from the...
Tags: Muammar Gaddafi, Africa, Terrorism, Western Africa, France
The Hartford CourantA gunman's brutal act in Newtown shattered a sunny December morning, forever changing the lives of many Connecticut families and inducing an international avalanche of horrified grief, anger and compassion. Twenty of the victims were children, most of...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — U.S. diplomats evacuated from the capital of the Central African Republic on Friday, the State Department reported, after a coalition of rebel groups swept across the country in recent days, seizing towns and diamond...
Tags: Africa, Wars and Interventions, Chad, France, United Nations
A U.S. Supreme Court decision to review the constitutionality of laws restricting marriage to heterosexual couples has raised hopes among gays and lesbians in the United States that their right to marry might soon be legally recognized, allowing them to...
PARIS -- Is the City of Light about to hit the dimmer switch? Some of the French capital's most celebrated attractions, including the luxury stores of the Champs-Elysées, could be thrown into darkness under a government proposal to pull the plug on...
Tags: Energy Saving, France, Nicolas Sarkozy
William PfaffPARIS -- The overall failure of American foreign policy during the first Obama presidency was foreseeable. Mr. Obama had been a law professor and an urban organizer. He took his foreign policy views from reading the newspapers, and he appointed as his...
Tags: William Pfaff, U.S. Air Force, John O. Brennan, Iran, France
Maurice Herzog, a French mountaineer who became a hero to his country in 1950 when he and a fellow climber became the first men to successfully scale a peak of more than 26,000 feet, has died. He was 93. Herzog, who wrote a best-selling account of his...
Tags: Frostbite, Sports Illustrated, Climbing, Mountaineering, France
American VoicesPARIS -- Socialist French President Francois Hollande is in the pilot's seat in the world's latest military incursion. We're not used to seeing the French lead the way into battle, but it's becoming increasingly frequent. Some 63 percent of the French...
PARIS -- Three female Kurdish activists were found dead Thursday at an information center for Kurds in Paris, all of them shot in the head in what a French official described as execution-style killings. The victims included Sakine Cansiz, a co-founder...
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