- Obama's eulogy for Mandela echoes his own agenda Updated: Dec-10-13 4:02 pm
- France tries to rewrite its role in Africa Updated: Dec-08-13 4:49 pm
- France, AU send more troops to African nation Updated: Dec-07-13 5:30 pm
- Mandela mourned as inspiration in many struggles Updated: Dec-06-13 2:24 pm
- UN OKs military action in Central African Republic Updated: Dec-05-13 2:54 pm
- Russian activists urge IOC head Bach on gay rights Updated: Nov-30-13 5:32 pm
- EU blames Russia for failure of deal with Ukraine Updated: Nov-29-13 11:36 am
- Barcelona-Paris bullet train starts up on Dec. 15 Updated: Nov-27-13 1:44 pm
- EU, Russia face off before divisive summit Updated: Nov-25-13 11:19 am
- Iran nuclear deal fuels anger, jitters in Mideast Updated: Nov-24-13 5:39 pm
- Analysis: Iran deal leaves Israel few options Updated: Nov-24-13 2:39 pm
- French film director Georges Lautner dies at 87 Updated: Nov-23-13 10:04 am
- Obama to host French president in February Updated: Nov-22-13 12:13 pm
- Palestinians committed to 9 months of peace talks Updated: Nov-18-13 1:56 pm
- French president vows tough Iran stance in Israel Updated: Nov-17-13 2:46 pm
- Obama, Hollande discuss Iran nuclear talks Updated: Nov-13-13 12:36 pm
JOHANNESBURG - President Barack Obama's eulogy was for Nelson Mandela, but it laid out for a global audience the work that Obama himself would like to be remembered for: an unending fight against injustice and inequality. Obama acknowledged he sometimes wonders whether he is doing enough to live up to Mandela's historic legacy.
PARIS - France is coming to the rescue again, deploying soldiers in a former African colony to help stave off catastrophe - dirty work that Paris says it doesn't really want. France has its eyes on a dynamic new Africa that is creating jobs, not conflicts.
BANGUI, Central African Republic - France and the African Union on Saturday announced plans to deploy several thousand more troops into embattled Central African Republic, as thousands of Christians fearing reprisal attacks sought refuge from the Muslim former rebels who now control the country after days of violence left nearly 400 people dead - and possibly more.
Nelson Mandela led black South Africans in their struggle to throw off the yoke of white rule and then helped the entire nation heal the wounds of racial division.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council authorized increased military action by France and African troops in the Central African Republican to try to end near-anarchy amid an upsurge in Muslim-Christian violence, killings, torture and rapes.
PARIS - IOC President Thomas Bach has met with Russian gay rights activists who urged an investigation ahead of the Sochi Olympics into national laws banning "gay propaganda."
VILNIUS, Lithuania - EU leaders Friday revived Cold War rhetoric Friday, accusing Russia of bullying Ukraine into ditching a landmark deal so the former Soviet republic would stay locked in Moscow's orbit.
MADRID - The leaders of Spain and France have announced that a new high-speed rail link between their countries will be inaugurated on Dec. 15.
LANAKEN, Belgium - Little over two decades ago, Moscow ruled Lithuania with an iron fist. Now, the Baltic nation holds the presidency of the European Union.
JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister harshly condemned the international community's nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday while Saudi Arabia remained conspicuously quiet, reflecting the jitters felt throughout the Middle East over Iran's acceptance on the global stage.
JERUSALEM - After feverishly trying to derail the international community's nuclear deal with Iran in recent weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now has little choice but to accept an agreement that he has derided as deeply flawed.
PARIS - Director Georges Lautner, whose films from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s are part of the French canon and still adored, has died.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says his French counterpart, Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND'), will make a state visit to the U.S. in February.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinians will stay in peace talks with Israel for the planned nine months despite their fierce opposition to Israel's settlement building, the Palestinian president said Monday.
JERUSALEM - Visiting French President Francois Hollande vowed to maintain his country's tough stance in upcoming nuclear talks with Iran this week, earning praise from his Israeli hosts Sunday as he began a three-day visit to the Jewish state.