| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
LONDON — It was a German-born Russian empress, Catherine the Great, who first annexed Crimea more than two centuries ago. Can another strong-willed German woman — who keeps a portrait of Catherine in her Berlin office as a symbol of...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:15 PM
PARIS -- Voters in Paris elected their first female mayor on Sunday as Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo won the keys to City Hall after a closely fought campaign.
Hidalgo’s victory was one of the day's rare successes for French President...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Not everybody loves sake, so the burning question is what else to drink with your sashimi or nigiri-zushi?
You could opt for a fabulous vintage Champagne if you’re lucky enough to be dining at Urusawa and won’t mind the $400 per person tab....
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:31 PM
BEIJING — Despite a wealth of technology, crews trying to find the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner must cover a large swath of the South China Sea that varies widely in depth and is subject to fast-moving currents that could carry debris more...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The cycling section of Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., is vast. And as you stand before it, as I did recently, it's easy to split the volumes into distinct categories: before doping and after.
In the first realm rest the hagiographies and how-to tomes...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Like Vince, Joie and A.L.C.? Meet their French cousins Sandro, Maje and Iro.
Los Angeles, birthplace of some of America’s most successful contemporary fashion labels, is seeing a new wave of brands from Paris opening stores with their own French...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:32 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- More satellite evidence emerged Sunday, this time from France, that there is possible airplane debris in the south Indian Ocean.
Malaysia said it received new satellite images from French authorities showing "potential...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:35 PM
The U.S. Navy dispatched its most technologically advanced search aircraft to an empty quarter of the Indian Ocean on Thursday to look for two large pieces of debris that may provide the first physical evidence in the investigation of Malaysia Airlines...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:01 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan officials Friday raised the death toll in a Taliban assault on a luxury hotel to nine people, including four foreigners, as police investigated a devastating security lapse at one of Kabul’s supposedly safest locations....
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:26 PM
A worm from Southeast Asia has found its way into France and is threatening the country's supply of escargot.
The New Guinea flatworm is one of the most dangerous invasive species in the world. The worms were spotted at the botanical gardens in...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Roman Polanski will direct the stage musical version of his 1967 movie "The Fearless Vampire Killers" in a production that is scheduled to open in October in Paris.
"Dance of the Vampires" (French title: "Le Bal des Vampires") was first produced in...