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Why is France pushing so hard on Syria?

09/17/2013 4:10am
In a secretive compound north of Paris, colored blips and blotches on a computer-screen map of Damascus depict an armored vehicle at a highway, tanks, a blown-up building in a suburban field. An unusual glimpse at France's military intelligence headquarters demonstrates how closely the French are watching what's happening in Syria _ and how involved the French government is in ending Syria's civil war.

New Dutch king to deliver Cabinet's gloomy message

09/17/2013 5:45am
King Willem-Alexander is traveling in a gilded horse-drawn carriage to the 13th-century Hall of Knights in The Hague for his first official address to Dutch lawmakers but his message is decidedly modern: More budget cuts are coming.

UN: North Korea won't cooperate with rights probe

09/17/2013 6:33am
The head of a U.N. human rights probe says he can't get answers from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un regarding harrowing testimony from victims of the enigmatic regime, including allegations of being forced to survive on vermin, drown babies and witness the execution of loved ones.

Strauss-Kahn to work 3 months for free in Serbia

09/17/2013 6:51am
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who faces aggravated pimping charges in France, said Tuesday he won't be paid for his first three months as an economic adviser to Serbia's government.

UN court delays verdict in Serb nationalist trial

09/17/2013 7:57am
The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has postponed delivery of its verdict in the long-running trial of Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj after one member of the three-judge panel hearing the case was removed.

2 humans gored at Spain bull spearing fiesta

09/17/2013 8:35am
Spaniards on horseback have chased a hulking bull and speared him to death at an annual fiesta held in a small central town. But the 580-kilogram (1,279-pound) bull named Vulcano first managed to gore a news agency photographer and another person.

Uproar as French jeweler kills thief, is charged

09/17/2013 9:34am
Outrage is growing in France over the decision to bring voluntary homicide charges against a jeweler who shot and killed an escaping robber, but the country's top security official on Tuesday urged fearful storekeepers to let justice take its course.

Spanish city seeks lottery winner who lost ticket

09/17/2013 10:55am
A Spanish city is seeking a missing millionaire.

Ahoy! The world's most famous salvage operations

09/17/2013 12:02pm
Long before the Costa Concordia capsized in Italy, salvagers fished out ships from the depths of the ocean with bold and innovative feats of engineering. Here are some of the most improbable salvage operations in maritime history:

European auto sales hit new low

09/17/2013 1:42pm
Car sales in Europe are still sagging despite the return of modest economic growth.

French citizen dies in police custody in Egypt

09/17/2013 3:43pm
France's foreign ministry says a Frenchman died while in police custody in the Egyptian capital.

Gunman kills 4 in Austria, police raid his hideout

09/17/2013 4:49pm
Police searching a farm for a gunman who killed four people in central Austria say they have found the charred body of what they believe was the suspect.

Austria: Charred body of suspected killer found

09/17/2013 5:34pm
Police searching a farm for a gunman who killed four people in central Austria say they have found the charred body of what they believe was the suspect.

UN official: World failing over climate change

09/17/2013 5:48pm
International leaders are failing in their fight against global warming, one of the United Nations' top climate officials said Tuesday, appealing directly to the world's voters to pressure their politicians into taking tougher action against the buildup of greenhouse gases.