Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bond together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the rouge, blanc et bleu. And for only the second time, France is the World Cup champion.
European Union leaders will try to find common ground for tackling a growing political drama that is threatening to undermine the entire alliance.
Soldiers, family members and 30 people returning to refugee camps from hospital stays in Algeria's capital have died in a crash of a Russian-made II-76 aircraft.
The U.S. faces a more favorable foreign policy environment than it has in some years. Ironically, some of the more severe challenges emanate from President Trump.
The Sahrawis, the indigenous population native to the Western Sahara region, are in a protracted struggle for independence, and face terrible human rights violations by Morocco.
Without Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq, it is not at all clear that Sharif Kouachi, one of the gunmen the French police are searching for, would have gotten involved in fundamentalist vigilanteism. And if he hadn’t, he would not have gone on to be a point man in murdering the staff of Charlie Hebdo along with 2 policemen.
Is the Sahara the newest great threat to the United States -- "a terrorist training ground," hotbed of extremism, the new Afghanistan -- in the Great War against Islamic terrorism that still preoccupies the American political class and the foreign affairs community?
"Algerian authorities said they believe the militants' attack was revenge for allowing France to use Algerian airspace for an offensive against Islamist militants in neighboring Mali," CNN reports.