US intelligence intercepts released by Wikileaks appears to show US eavesdropping on French presidents over the past decade. But France has long been renowned for its own spying prowess, particularly for economic gains.
By promoting anticorruption efforts in countries like Hungary and the Czech Republic, the US hopes to prevent Russia or others from 'hollowing out' young democracies by gaining undue influence.
'Boat season' is in full swing in the Mediterranean, as migrants brave perilous conditions for a better life in Europe. But the crossing is deadlier than ever – already 1,800-plus migrants have died.
The question has dogged France since the 1994 mass slaughter. President François Hollande announced Tuesday that the country will declassify official documents that could finally shed light on its role at the time.
Police are investigating sightings of several drones above the French capital over the past two nights. While their appearance is puzzling – and concerning for security reasons – such craft could become a regular sight in Europe's future.