With outposts in the Middle East and Africa, France has been involved in Syrian politics since the 1920s and continues to meddle in the region.
The German public broadcaster is under fire over allegations of racist attitudes and bullying by staff members.
Annual World Economic Forum kicks off with US President Donald Trump criticising "prophets of doom" and teenage activist Greta Thunberg urging global financial elite to act against environmental crisis.
Duo agree to hold off on a potential tariffs war until the end of 2020, a French diplomatic source said, and continue negotiations at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on digital tax during that period.
A photograph posted to social media of a man sleeping in uniform while on break has caused a national scandal in France.
Although there has been a lull in airstrikes and less fighting over the past 10 days, heavy exchanges of artillery fire could be heard from some front lines south of Tripoli late on Sunday, residents said.
World powers pledged to "refrain from interference" in Libya's war, vowing to uphold a weapons embargo during a summit in Berlin.
The flamboyant creator said he would be bowing out on Wednesday with a big party to mark his 50 years in the business after his latest collection hits the catwalk.
The NBA and the sport's governing body FIBA set up the Basketball Africa League (BAL) due to start in March, a move Congolese basketball player Bismack Biyombo believes will help the sport grow in Africa.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and a crowd of thousands of protesters marched in the Swiss city of Lausanne before many of them head to Davos next week to challenge political and business leaders to combat the climate crisis.
Tourists were turned away from the Louvre on Friday as striking staff blocked the entrance to the world's most-visited museum, in the latest protest against plans to overhaul France's pension system.
Germany's racism watchdog says discrimination in the housing market is commonplace and becoming increasingly open.
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