Congo President Joseph Kabila reportedly gave Belgian Queen Paola diamond-studded jewelry on the occasion of Congo's 50th anniversary celebrations. A bit of a PR catastrophe, says guest blogger Jason Stearns.
07/13/2010 11:22 am
Italian Alessandro Petacchi won the Tour de France Stage 4 today, his second win of the race. Racers used the smooth roads to recover from a grueling Stage 3 that saw Lance Armstrong fall to 18th place.
07/07/2010 04:31 pm
Germans are finally able to celebrate their country after more than 60 years of dealing with their past. For the rest of the world, this should be a welcome turning point.
07/07/2010 12:03 pm
Global News Blog What to look for in the 2010 Tour de France: Lance Armstrong, 'clean' squads, and cobblestones
As the Tour de France gets under way, the Saxo Bank and Garmin teams – pioneers of a stringent new antidoping standard – were first and second in the team standings. Watch for them to prove that it's possible to win clean.
07/06/2010 05:28 pm
Burqa ban in France is widely expected to become law, despite the concerns of many French Muslims, who fear it will stigmatize them.
07/06/2010 04:30 pm
After the Tour de France Stage 3 today, Lance Armstrong sits in 18th place in overall standings. One of the seven cobblestone sections gave him particular trouble.
07/06/2010 04:24 pm
France's proposed burqa ban is seen by many as a way to raise the issue of Islam in a secular society where religious identity is not a public subject. The bill is expected to pass.
07/06/2010 02:05 pm
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Crucifix ban in Italian schools should be overturned, nine European governments said in an appeal Wednesday.
06/30/2010 02:08 pm