France was under heavy pressure from NATO allies not to go through with the sale of the helicopter carrier amid rising tensions over Ukraine.
French President François Hollande said that Europe needs to be more vigilant about the radicalization of its citizenry after the appearance of several Europeans in the video showing the execution of American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig.
While Halloween's popularity outside the United States continues to grow, celebrating the event remains riskier in some places than others. And don't even think about trick-or-treating in Uzbekistan.
Part 3 of 3: Anti-Semitism has a long history in Europe. But Jews are feeling increasingly threatened by what they see as a new wave of prejudice – brewed in part by burgeoning extremism in Muslim communities.
Part 2 of 3: Fears of radicalized European jihadis returning home to commit acts of terrorism are fueling Islamophobia across France and the Continent. Some say that is further disillusioning Muslim youth – making them more likely to radicalize.
Part 1 of 3: In Marseille, one of France's most multicultural cities, the anti-immigrant National Front is moving from the fringes into the mainstream with the support of disenfranchised Muslims, amongst others.
Efforts to expand the anti-Islamic State coalition include the debate in Britain's Parliament, deliberations in Denmark and Belgium, and US overtures to Turkey. US and French jets struck IS oil targets overnight in Syria.