Apr 25, 2017

Japan submits bid for Osaka to host 2025 World Expo

The government has filed the city of Osaka as a candidate to host the 2025 World Exposition, facing off against what will likely be a tough rival bid from France. The bid was filed Monday with the Bureau International des Expositions in Paris. The ...

EU has no 'Plan B' if French voters deliver upset

/ Apr 23, 2017

EU has no 'Plan B' if French voters deliver upset

The European Union has no special plan if the two anti-EU candidates reach the final round of France’s election on Sunday, diplomats said, leaving the bloc to brace itself and hope for a centrist victor. Even without a shock outcome, Brussels worries that neither ...

Champs Elysees shooter was focus of anti-terror probe

Apr 21, 2017

Champs Elysees shooter was focus of anti-terror probe

A man who shot dead a policeman on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Thursday was the focus of an anti-terrorism probe with a history of attempting to kill officers, sources close to the investigation said. Raids took place at the 39-year-old’s Paris suburb ...