Sitting in a Paris cafe as police bore down on the Charlie Hebdo suspects, the Monitor's Paris bureau chief was surprised that the public didn't seem transfixed by the dramatic scenes unfolding on television.
Protests against Uber or court cases against Google notwithstanding, start-ups are thriving in France, which ranks second globally among start-ups represented at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
A ship carrying hundreds of refugees was rescued today off the coast of Italy, after its crew abandoned it. It was the second such incident this week, suggesting a foreboding new stage of an influx of migrants to Europe.
A European court's ruling that Hamas was incorrectly listed as a terrorist organization may look like a win for the group. But, like the various European votes to recognize a Palestinian state, it may change little.
The US Senate's report on CIA torture has put an uncomfortable glare on Poland's role as host of one of the CIA's secret prisons – and forced a former president to finally admit he knew about the prison, if not the prison's conduct.