Washington’s plan to quadruple its military spending in the region, largely in response to Russian aggression, caught many officials by surprise.
In the first vote to decide the US's presidential candidates, several results were decided on the toss of a coin. How common is it for elections to be decided this way?
A police officer who is facing a misconduct claim had praised Andrew Mitchell's "candour" for explaining his role in the "plebgate" row but then told the BBC he had been evasive, a tribunal hears.
Pop star Lady Gaga is to honour David Bowie with "an experiential tribute" at this month's Grammy Awards
French schools 'allow smoking on grounds' over terror threat
French schools have begun allowing students to smoke on their grounds to prevent them becoming terror targets on the streets outside, a union says. The union of school administrators first called for the measure days after the Paris attacks in November ...
A very French idea to fight terrorism: Allow high-schoolers to smokeWashington Post
French high schools want to lift smoking ban over terrorismNew York Post
French high schools want students to be allowed to smoke on the premisesDaily Mail
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A master float builder, Jacques Tilly, is known for lampooning politicians and other powers in larger-than-life floats in Düsseldorf’s Carnival parade.
The strength of Storm Henry's gusts were enough to force a waterfall on the Isle of Mull to be blown back on itself.
An urgent global race is under way to establish how and why the Zika virus could be causing a devastating spike in cases of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in South America.
Barclays Bank has been fined $70m by US regulators for its handling of so-called "dark pool" trading. Credit Suisse has also been fined $60m for its involvement. But what exactly are "dark pools"?
Would-be students at Cambridge University will have to sit written tests as part of the application process, the university's admissions director announces.
France's long, illustrious history of ignoring reality continues with a film on jihadists
A new documentary about to be released in France depicts daily life under jihadists who ruled northern Mali in 2012 and features decapitations, amputations, and all sorts of brutal punishments under Sharia law.
Brazilian journalist Ana Carolina Caceres tells of her life with microcephaly, the congenital malformation by which babies have abnormally small heads and may suffer from delayed brain development.
Landscapes through the lens of photographer Geraint Thomas
Mr. Violier ran the Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville in Switzerland, which was named the world’s best in December. The police said his death appeared to have been a suicide.
Labour calls for an immediate 1p increase in Scottish income tax rates in order to avoid cuts to education and other local services.
Arrests in France Thwart Attack on Nightspots, Official Says
At least some of the five were already on the radar of French intelligence for extremist views, he said. European extremists with the Islamic State group returned to France to carry out the Nov. 13 attacks that left 130 dead in Paris, most at a rock ...
ISIS jihadis arrested after plotting attacks on SWINGERS CLUBS in FranceExpress.co.uk
Six arrested in France for planning to join Syria jihadistsRFI
Islamist extremists 'planning attacks on swingers clubs' arrested in FranceRT
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A package of concessions intended to encourage Britons to stay in the bloc is expected to be announced on Tuesday, potentially clearing the way to a referendum.
Benoît Violier's Death Shines Light on High-Pressure Restaurant World
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Only two months ago his establishment, the Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, near Lausanne, was designated the best restaurant in the world in La Liste, rankings commissioned by the French Foreign Ministry — an honor that only added luster ...
Benoit Violier, Swiss-French Chef Whose Restaurant Was Named Best in the World in December, Dead in Apparent ...People Magazine
French-Swiss chef dies from apparent suicide one month after restaurant is named the world's greatestNew York Daily News
Did fear of losing success drive top French chef to commit suicide?The Local.fr
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UK oil giant BP is slimming down to cope with a low-oil-price world. It is causing a lot of pain.
France, Belgium step up security cooperation
France and Belgium pledged on Monday (1 February) to reinforce their cooperation against Islamic terrorism and called for a "European security pact". Meeting in Brussels, Belgian and French prime ministers Charles Michel and Manuel Valls also tried to ...
France, Belgium to step up anti-terror cooperationRFI
France and Belgium increase cooperation in terror fightDeutsche Welle
France and Belgium call for Europe-wide strategy against jihadistseuronews
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