President Francois Hollande on Wednesday finalized ratification of the Paris climate accord reached in December 2015, making France the first industrialized country to do so.
In ancient Rome, they would have been pitted against gladiators or served up at banquets.
Each spring they come from around the globe to the Kaczawa river in southwest Poland's gold rush capital, vying for the biggest flash in the pan.
French police and anti-terrorism investigators have been alerted to the possibility that small groups of extremists have left Syria for France and Belgium with plans to stage attacks.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talk at the Royal Ascot in Berkshire, England on Wednesday, June 15.
A Frenchman once convicted of recruiting jihadi fighters stabbed a police commander to death outside his suburban Paris home, recording the attack and posting it on Facebook Live, French officials said Tuesday. The commander's partner and the attacker were found dead inside the home after a three-hour standoff with police.
French media mocked President Francois Hollande on Tuesday after he described sexual orientation as "a choice," in his reaction to the Orlando gay nightclub massacre, comments that provoked outrage on social media.
The United Nations said Monday it will try to resettle a record 170,000 refugees urgently in need of a new home next year as it grapples with an unprecedented displacement crisis.
Scandinavian airline SAS cancelled Monday a majority of its Swedish and European flights after pilots rejected an improved pay offer and their strike pushed into a fourth day.
More than 700 gay rights activists held a peaceful march through central Kiev on Sunday amid an unprecedented security operation in the ex-Soviet country where homophobia remains widespread.