In a visit to Israel, French President Francois Hollande said France would take a firm approach in nuclear negotiations with Iran, and would maintain all sanctions until certain Iran would not obtain a nuclear weapon.
Foreign intervention in Africa has become almost a norm, with the Central African Republic as the latest example. The world must ask how much it should honor individual rights over national sovereignty.
During a speech in Mali, Francois Hollande declared victory in the war against Islamic extremists in the country, while promising to keep French troops on the ground as long as an extremist threat exists.
After meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry, the European Union issued a statement saying intelligence indicated Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime was responsible for August's chemical attack, which killed 1,429 people.
After four days of investigation, a UN chemical weapons team left Syria carrying samples from victims and from the area of an alleged chemical weapons attack outside Damascus. The UN team will do further work in laboratories in Europe.