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  • French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault addresses delegates at the opening of the Mideast peace conference in Paris, January 15, 2017. Around 70 countries and international organisations are making a new push for a two-state solution in the Middle East at the conference in Paris. REUTERS/Thomas Samson/POOL - RTSVKTD
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    France and Germany formed a united front Saturday in the face of President Donald Trump’s halt in the U.S. refugee program. Continue reading

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    January 2, 2017  

    In France, a wife-and-husband team has found their life’s work in helping to prosecute war crimes from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Through their organization, Alain and Dafroza Gauthier provide investigative research in hopes of bringing war criminals to justice. Special correspondent Jonathan Silvers reports. Continue reading

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel will run again in 2017, after 11 years as Germany's leader. Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

    Millions of people around the world went to the polls this year. The results provided plenty of surprises. British voters defied the pollstersand voted to leave the European Union. Colombians did much the same in rejecting their government’s peace deal with FARC, though Colombia’s president … Continue reading

  • Newly appointed French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve attends the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, December 7, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier - RTSV3LM
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    Saying the terrorism risk in France remains high following the Paris attack last November that left 130 dead, France’s Prime Minister on Saturday said the government will extend its state of emergency to protect next year’s election. Continue reading

  • Troopers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol help residents leave an area under threat of wildfire after a mandatory evacuation was ordered in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in a picture released November 30, 2016.   Tennessee Highway Patrol/Handout via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTSTVY8
    December 1, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the smoke is clearing from days of wildfires in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, and recovery efforts are in full swing. The blazes in and around the eastern city of Gatlinburg left 10 people dead before 24 hours of rain quenched the flames. Also, French President Francois Hollande said he will not seek a second term, citing his historically low approval ratings. Continue reading

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    November 28, 2016  

    In France, right-wing populist party National Front continues to garner support, despite critics who say it punishes detractors and silences the press. The party tailors its ideology to fit different populations; in the French Rust Belt, it has gained favor with the traditionally socialist working class by promising to push back against global elites. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump greets New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTX2SVO1
    November 11, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, president-elect Donald Trump announced that Mike Pence would be the new chair of his transition team, replacing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Also, anti-Trump protests continued across the country. In Portland, Oregon, thousands of demonstrators squared off with police, throwing bottles and rocks, while officers responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. Continue reading

  • Whites roses are seen in front of the new facade of the Bataclan concert hall almost one year after a series of attacks at several sites in Paris, France, November 8, 2016.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau - RTX2SIYH
    November 11, 2016  

    Sunday will mark a grim anniversary in Paris — the series of coordinated terror attacks throughout the city that killed 130 and injured nearly 400 on November 13, 2015. The bloodiest site, Bataclan Music Club, where 89 people were murdered, will reopen Saturday with a concert by Sting. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant visited Paris to report on how the city is faring, one year later. Continue reading

  • A worker stacks freshly printed newspapers with the headline reading "Trump surprises" at a printer of the local daily El Diario of Juarez in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez   - RTX2STGB
    November 9, 2016  

    How are world leaders responding to the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president? Russian President Vladimir Putin was among the first to congratulate the winner. But the election left NATO allies nervous, and on Wednesday, alliance leaders made clear they are looking to Trump to maintain a tough line with Putin. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • Hiji Behram Khan, father of Dilawar, a police cadet who was killed in Monday's attack on the Police Training College, holds pictures of his son outside his home on the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan, October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro - RTX2QKB8
    October 26, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the city of Quetta virtually was closed down as residents mourned the death of 61 victims of Tuesday’s massacre at a police academy. Both an Islamic State affiliate and a Taliban splinter group have claimed responsibility for the attack. Also, the Taliban is denying it kidnapped and killed 26 civilians in Afghanistan, who were abducted in a remote province on Tuesday. Continue reading

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