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.
The rector of Notre Dame said the cathedral couldn't afford its annual 80,000-euro tree, prompting Russia to come to the rescue. The gift comes amid particularly poor relations between Paris and Moscow.
Released this week, 'Africa Stop Ebola' is set to pop and reggae and sung in seven languages by famous West African artists. It offers advice on how to combat the virus – without, supporters say, tapping stereotypes and fear.
France has become the latest country in Europe to consider recognizing the state of Palestine. With a non-binding vote getting under way Friday, its National Assembly is following the lead of four other European nations that have taken similar steps.