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World Jul 06From Libya to Texas, tragedies illustrate plight of migrants
As their choices narrow on land and at sea, migrants are often seen as a political headache in the countries they hope to reach and ignored in the countries they flee. Most live in limbo, but recent tragedies have focused…
World May 26Europe’s voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts
From Germany and France to Cyprus and Estonia, voters from 21 nations went to the polls Sunday in the final day of a crucial European Parliament election that could see major gains by the far-right, nationalist and populist movements sweeping…
World Apr 15Fire breaks out at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral
A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets…
World Dec 12Suspected Strasbourg gunman had criminal history, French police say
Police union officials identified the suspected assailant as Frenchman Cherif Chekatt, a 29-year-old with a thick police record for crimes including armed robbery and monitored as a suspected religious radical by the French intelligence services.
World Dec 11France shooting: 4 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg
French prosecutors said a terrorism investigation was opened, though authorities did not announce a motive for the bloodshed.
World Nov 11In remembering WWI, world warned of resurging ‘old demons’
World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the…
World Jul 13Algeria stops forcing migrants into Sahara after outrage
PARIS — Algeria's deadly expulsions of migrants into the Sahara Desert have nearly ground to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two top security officials.
Arts Jul 05Claude Lanzmann, director of ‘Shoah,’ dies at age 92
Director Claude Lanzmann, whose 9½-hour masterpiece "Shoah" bore unflinching witness to the Holocaust, has died at 92.
World Jun 26On both sides of Atlantic, migrants meet hostile reception
On both sides of the Atlantic, migrants flooding across borders by the hundreds each day have met a hostile reception and governments unable to agree on how to cope with the arrivals. In Europe, where far-right parties have joined the…
World Jul 30U.S. official: Washed up plane debris appears to match Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
According to the Associated Press, a U.S. official says debris found earlier today matches that of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing last March.