Eiffel Tower: Visitors are returning to the iconic Paris landmark after police say that they have found nothing suspicious.
Eiffel Tower and its immediate surroundings have been evacuated amid French news reports of a bomb alert.
Online privacy has become a key civil liberty battleground. Companies such as Facebook and Google are amassing data about users' choices and activities, which businesses – and governments – would like access to. Across Europe, a backlash against the storage of online users data is growing. In Germany almost 35,000 people, including Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, sued their own government over the issue. Here are five countries where Google faces privacy, censorship, or other fights.
Michelle Obama took an expensive five-day trip to Spain with her daughter Sasha, prompting charges of elitism and speculation about the cost to taxpayers. Democrats counter that criticism of Michelle Obama's personal travels was out of bounds.
David Barber, Queen Elizaberth's swan marker, holds a swan during the annual Swan Upping ceremony on England's River Thames between Shepperton and Windsor on Monday. Swans and cygnets are counted and examined during the ceremony. The five-day census of the swan population dates back to the 12th century when the crown claimed ownership of all mute swans. Today, the crown retains the right to ownership of all unmarked mute swans in open water, but the queen only exercises her ownership on certain stretches of the River Thames and its surrounding tributaries.
A magnificent stroll through Parisian lives.
Solar eclipse on Sunday will be visible only on Easter Island in the South Pacific.
This year's Tour de France is considered one of the toughest in years, including two ascents of the notorious Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenées.
The meltdown of France's World Cup team - both on and off the pitch - have shaken all walks of French society. The team has become a metaphor for everything seen as wrong in France today – politics, race, wealth, and too much individualism.