Madrid crushes Cruz Azul to reach Club World Cup final

Dec 17, 2014

Madrid crushes Cruz Azul to reach Club World Cup final

Goals from Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale helped Real Madrid coast to a 4-0 victory over Cruz Azul of Mexico on Tuesday and a place in the final of the Club World Cup. Sergio Ramos and Benzema made it 2-0 at halftime, with further ...

Russia reaches out to Europe's far-right parties

Dec 14, 2014

Russia reaches out to Europe's far-right parties

A Russian loan to France’s National Front. Invitations to Moscow for leaders of Austria’s Freedom Party. Praise for Vladimir Putin from the head of Britain’s anti-European Union party. As the diplomatic chill over Ukraine deepens, the Kremlin seems keener than ever to enlist Europe’s ...

Dec 12, 2014

French army kills 'big fish' jihadist in northern Mali

The French army said Thursday it had killed a top jihadist commander in a military operation in northern Mali, describing it as a heavy blow to Islamists operating in West Africa. French forces in the northern Gao region carried out an operation alongside Malian ...

France's Senate, by narrow vote, urges recognition of Palestine

Dec 12, 2014

France's Senate, by narrow vote, urges recognition of Palestine

France’s upper house of parliament on Thursday urged the government to recognize Palestine as a state, following a similar and highly symbolic vote in the lower house. The Senate resolution, calling for French recognition of Palestine and an “immediate restarting” of peace talks between ...

Last French hostage arrives home after three years

Dec 10, 2014

Last French hostage arrives home after three years

France’s last remaining hostage, Serge Lazarevic, arrived home Wednesday after three years at the hands of Islamist militants, greeted by his family and French President Francois Hollande. The beaming 51-year-old, dressed casually in a blue hooded top, was welcomed warmly by Hollande at a ...

Dec 3, 2014

Britain signs deal for nuclear plant project

Britain on Tuesday agreed to provide a financial guarantee to a Franco-Japanese joint venture that is seeking to build Europe’s largest new nuclear power development in the country. NuGeneration Ltd., a venture between France’s GDF Suez and Toshiba, has signed a cooperation agreement with ...

French vote urges recognition of Palestinian state

Dec 3, 2014

French vote urges recognition of Palestinian state

France’s lower house of parliament voted Tuesday to urge the government to recognize a Palestinian state, in the hope that it would speed up peace efforts after decades of conflict. The vote, approved with 339 votes to 151, is nonbinding. But it is a ...