| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:17 AM
PARIS -- The U.S., Britain and France pledged Monday to push for a strong, enforceable United Nations resolution demanding that Syria give up its chemical weapons, and insisted that “all options must remain on the table” if Damascus fails to...
| Sep 15, 2013
However the Syrian crisis turns out, it holds a lesson for American leaders. They have often been ready to confront those who violate international norms, such as Syrian President Bashar Assad, but reluctant to join worldwide agreements that express those...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 11:19 AM
LONDON – Britain and France, previously strong advocates for armed reprisals against Damascus, welcomed the U.S.-Russian deal struck Saturday outlining a plan for the Syrian government to give up its chemical weapons stockpile by the middle of...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Patricia Engel sets her first novel in late '90s Paris, where recent college graduate Lita del Cielo arrives to take language classes for a year. It's a respite of sorts as she attempts to forestall the expectations of her Colombian immigrant parents, who...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:52 PM
A four-time Oscar nominee for his animated works such as “The Triplets of Belleville” and “The Illusionist,” filmmaker Sylvain Chomet will see his live-action feature debut, the whimsically melancholy “Attila Marcel,”...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba had to grow older before he felt ready to direct "The Artist and the Model," which opens Friday.
Not long after he won the foreign language film Oscar in 1994 for "Belle Epoque," Trueba began thinking about doing a film...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Marc Simont, an award-winning children's book illustrator whose drawings and watercolors brought poignancy and gentle wit to works by such well-known authors as Margaret Wise Brown, Ruth Krauss and James Thurber, died July 13 at his home in Cornwall,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Jacques Verges, the flamboyant lawyer who earned the nickname the "Devil's advocate" for his defense of former Nazis, terrorist bombers and notorious dictators and their aides, has died. He was 88.
Verges died of cardiac arrest Thursday in the Paris...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The central conceit of "The Smurfs 2" is that the wicked wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) is desperate to capture the secret essence of Smurfs. But Sony Pictures already has found the magic formula that makes the blue cartoon characters so popular —...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Where to go Christmas shopping in Paris? Travelers can spend time -- and not a fortune -- finding out with a four-night package from Adventure Vacations Inc. The La Jolla-based travel company makes the shopping trip quick and flexible.
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:06 AM
LONDON -- The drumbeat for Western intervention in Syria, including possible military strikes, grew louder Monday in Europe, mostly at the urging of Britain and France.
The two nations also led the European response to the war in Libya, but this time...