French strikes over pension reforms turned violent today as hard-line elements from an oil-workers union vowed to press on.
Riot police officers take position during clashes with youth in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, on Oct. 19. Some airliners steered clear of France, drivers searched for gasoline, and police clashed with increasingly violent youths Tuesday amid a new round of nationwide strikes and protests over a bill raising the retirement age to 62.
People dressed as comic characters sing and dance during the opening of the Festival of Humor called Yumorina in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa, April 1. The Fools' Day Festival lasts for two days and is an official holiday in Odessa.
In the second phase of the search beginning next week, sonar and diving equipment will be used to scan the ocean floor.
MI5 head Jonathan Evans said Wednesday prosecutions have reduced risk. But Europe's siding with Israel on Gaza may incite European Muslims to hostility.
On the trail of the medieval Cathars in Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
President Sarkozy's launches his project Sunday of building a 44-state union in the region.