One of Napoleon's signature bicorne hats on auction in France could fetch upwards of $650,000
One of the signature broad, black bicorne hats that Napoleon Bonaparte wore when he ruled 19th-century France and waged war in Europe is expected to fetch more than half a million euros (dollars) at auction.
Former Russian state TV journalist gets 8 1/2-year sentence in absentia for Ukraine war criticism
A court in Moscow has sentenced a former state TV journalist to 8 1/2 years in prison in absentia for protesting Russia’s war in Ukraine, the latest example of a crackdown on dissent that has intensified since Moscow’s invasion nearly 20 months ago.
Moroccans sleep in the streets for 3rd night following an earthquake that took more than 2,100 lives
People in Morocco are sleeping in the streets of Marrakech for a third straight night as soldiers and international aid teams in trucks and helicopters begin to fan into remote mountain towns hit hardest by a historic earthquake.
A deadline arrives for Niger's junta to reinstate the president. Citizens cheer and fear what's next
The deadline has arrived for Niger’s military junta to reinstate the country’s ousted president, but the West Africa regional bloc that has threatened a military intervention faces prominent appeals to pursue more peaceful means.
West Africa defense chiefs finalize Niger intervention plan as junta negotiations deadlock
Defense chiefs from West African nations finalized an intervention plan and urged militaries to ready resources after negotiations deadlocked with Niger’s military junta, which says it is severing military agreements with France, its former colonial ruler.
Agence France-Presse pursues copyright case against X, formerly known as Twitter
France's international news agency, Agence France-Presse, says it's pursuing a copyright case against X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, in an effort to secure potential payment for its news content.
French embassy in Niger is attacked as protesters waving Russian flags march through capital
Thousands of people backing the coup in Niger marched through the streets of the capital denouncing the country’s former colonial power, waving Russian flags and lighting a door at the French Embassy on fire Sunday before the army broke up the crowd.
France is investigating suspected smuggling to China and Russia of advanced chip technology
French magistrates are investigating a leading chip supplier whose advanced technology with possible military uses was reportedly smuggled to China and Russia, allegedly skirting sanctions and export controls.
Lawmakers approve bill allowing French police to locate suspects by tapping their devices
French lawmakers have adopted a sweeping justice reform bill that includes a provision to allow law enforcement agents to remotely tap into the cameras, microphones and location services of internet-connected devices used by some criminal suspects.
Top EU lawmaker says firewall against German far right stands, but willing to work with Meloni
The leader of the conservative bloc in the European Parliament says his party will not cooperate with the far-right Alternative for Germany but is willing to work with Italy’s far-right premier to curb migration.