China has inaugurated the world's longest train journey, traversing the whole of Central Asia and Europe. Dubbed the new Silk Road, it is expected to give a major economic boost to trade between China and the EU.
A key witness for a French court investigating who triggered the Rwandan genocide has gone missing in Kenya after a Paris judge insisted the witness’ name be identified in legal documents – a move critics say compromised his safety.
Embodying one of the most famous dancers in history is scary — but American-born, Toronto-based dancer Skylar Campbell doesn’t let the fear get to him: "I'm letting the experience kind of take me over."
For the French public, the idea is deeply jarring: youngsters from everyday backgrounds with names like Maxime, Helene and David joining the jihad or turning up in brutal Islamic State execution videos.
As the clock strikes midnight Wednesday, corks will pop the world over on new bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau, with oenophiles in Asia getting the first taste of the love-it-or-loathe-it young French wine.
Controversy over the awarding of the next two World Cups took a fresh twist on Tuesday as football's world governing body FIFA lodged a criminal complaint over "possible misconduct" by individuals in connection with the bids.
A deal on Iran's nuclear programme this week would be a historic step towards ending the country's international isolation, but analysts remain divided on whether it would help stabilise the Middle East or even prevent a regional arms race.
A new trend that is now making people take long looks at their friend list and deleting those "extra" friends. With the encouragement of privacy and security, Today is National Unfriend Day. It reminds us all that cleaning your friend list is a good idea.
Wary of a public that has never really forgiven them for blighting their view with a skyscraper 40 years ago, Paris authorities narrowly rejected plans for a 43-storey triangular-shaped building on Monday.
Should you be looking for a two-pointed black felted beaver fur 'bicorne' hat formerly owned by Napoleon then, well, you just missed a chance at one. The Osenat auction house near Paris just sold one such hat at auction for a tidy sum.
Forced to pick cotton, grow cannabis, prostitute themselves, fight wars or clean up after the wealthy -- some 35.8 million people are currently trapped in modern-day slavery, a new report said Monday.