Feb 3, 2015

Next edition of Charlie Hebdo to appear Feb. 25: journalist

The next edition of Charlie Hebdo will appear on Feb. 25, a journalist from the French satirical magazine said Monday, less than a month after 12 people were killed at their offices. “Finally. A bit more patience, but Charlie Hebdo will come out on ...

Top comics festival in France honors Charlie Hebdo contributor

Feb 2, 2015

Top comics festival in France honors Charlie Hebdo contributor

A youngster’s tale of life torn between France and the Middle East by a Charlie Hebdo contributor scooped the top award at one of the world’s biggest comics festivals in France on Sunday. The Angouleme festival, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to ...

World leaders unite in condemning 'heinous' killing of Goto

Feb 1, 2015

World leaders unite in condemning 'heinous' killing of Goto

World leaders condemned the killing of a Japanese hostage after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing his beheading. “The United States condemns the heinous murder of Japanese citizen and journalist Kenji Goto by the terrorist group ISIL,” U.S. President Barack Obama ...

Jan 31, 2015

French tourists arrested for photos 'au naturel' at Angkor Wat

Three male French tourists in their early twenties have been arrested by Cambodian authorities for taking nude photos of each other inside the famed Angkor Wat temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, officials said. The three were discovered inside the Banteay Kdei Temple ...

'Akira' artist Otomo wins top French comics prize

Jan 30, 2015

'Akira' artist Otomo wins top French comics prize

Katsuhiro Otomo on Thursday became the first manga artist to win a lifetime achievement award at France’s renowned international Angouleme comics festival. The 60-year-old is known the world over for the cult manga series “Akira,” set in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo built on the ashes ...

Snails slide into Thai spa scene

Jan 29, 2015

Snails slide into Thai spa scene

by Denis D. Gray

A snail is slithering up the bridge of my nose while five others are being stuck onto other parts of my face by a Thai beautician — all secreting slime to smooth out some wrinkles and give me a younger look. That this latest ...

Jan 23, 2015

Security concerns prompt Belgian museum to cancel Charlie Hebdo tribute

A Belgian museum dedicated to the creator of comic book hero Tintin said Thursday that security concerns prompted it to cancel an exhibition honoring the murdered Charlie Hebdo magazine cartoonists. The museum in Louvain-la-Neuve near Brussels said it took the decision after consulting Wednesday ...

France to bolster intel, surveillance under new anti-terror measures

Jan 22, 2015

France to bolster intel, surveillance under new anti-terror measures

Reeling from the Paris terror attacks, France announced broad new measures to fight homegrown terrorism like giving police better equipment and hiring more intelligence agents, as European officials sought to strike the right balance between rushing through tough counterterrorism laws and protecting treasured democratic ...