Jul 29, 2015

Students find 560,000-year-old tooth in French cave

Two students have found a human tooth from about 560,000 years ago in a prehistoric cave in southwestern France, a discovery praised by archaeologists as the oldest human body part ever discovered in the country and being rare from that period in Europe. The ...

Medals of Nazi-executed glamorous WWII spy fetch record price

Jul 23, 2015

Medals of Nazi-executed glamorous WWII spy fetch record price

Medals awarded to a glamorous World War II heroine fetched a record price at auction on Wednesday, reviving memories of the spy whose exploits earned her one of Britain’s most prestigious honors. Violette Szabo’s George Cross and other medals sold for £312,000 ($446,691), including ...

Jul 16, 2015

France foils 'terror' attack on military

France has foiled a “terrorist” plot to capture and decapitate a member of its armed forces, officials said, underscoring the threat the country faces six months after the Islamist attacks in Paris. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said security forces had staged dawn raids on ...