China's leaders pledged Tuesday to reduce pomp, ceremony and red carpets for senior officials, who are long accustomed to lavish trappings and distance from ordinary citizens.
TEHRAN | Iran's military is to test a new air defense system modeled after the U.S. Hawk system as tensions with the West escalate over the country's suspect nuclear program, the Iranian state TV reported Monday.
Official returns show that voters approved an amendment to insert stronger rights for children into Ireland's constitution, with a narrower-than-expected 57.4 percent "yes" vote.
Israel's prime minister issued a warning to his country's enemies, and France's president vowed to fight anti-Semitism on Internet social networks and beyond as the two paid homage to four people killed at a Jewish school in this country's worst terrorist attack in years.
The International Criminal Court sentenced a Congolese warlord to 14 years in prison on Tuesday, a watershed moment for the 10-year-old tribunal and a potential landmark in the struggle to protect children during wartime.
French authorities filed preliminary terrorism charges Tuesday against a Tunisian administrator of an extremist French website who is suspected of playing a key role in financing and recruiting for al-Qaida and other violent groups.
A gunman who took four people hostage in a bank in the southern French city of Toulouse on Wednesday has been captured and the hostages released, a police official said.
The conservative French government on Wednesday unveiled new counterterrorism measures to punish those who visit extremist websites or travel to weapons-training camps abroad, in the wake of deadly shootings by an suspected Islamic extremist in southern France last month.
French authorities contend the gunman in a killing spree in Toulouse took the path to religious radicalization behind bars — with neither teacher nor network.