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En Arabie Saoudite, 1 000 coups de fouet pour un blog

Le blogueur Raef Badaoui devait subir ce vendredi sa deuxième séance de flagellation en place publique pour «insulte à l'islam». Mais les coups de …

Visit by the Foreign Secretary to Romania

A visit by the Foreign Secretary is an important moment for any Ambassador or High Commissioner, providing opportunities for working with the host …

Fighting at Donetsk airport escalates

The battle for the international airport in Donetsk has escalated. A Ukrainian military spokesman said six of his troops were killed in attacks by separatists in 24 hours of clashes. Another 18 were wounded.<p>Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko refuted claims that rebels had taken hold of the airport …

Russia

US Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage | News | DW | 16.01.2015

The Supreme Court of the United States announced Friday that it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have the right to marry under the …

Hungary's Orban warns economic migration endangers Europeans

First he marched in Paris for free speech. Millions of French people and world leaders were supporting inter-cultural unity. Then Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban went home to declare that immigration to Europe should be largely halted. He has called for migration curbs in the past. Now Orban …

North Africa

Jean-Marie Le Pen : "Charlie Hebdo était un ennemi direct du FN"

Il n'en démord pas. Plus d'une semaine après l'attentat qui a décimé la rédaction du journal satirique <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, Jean-Marie Le Pen n'est toujours …

«Pas de lien direct» entre le coup de filet antiterroriste en Belgique et les attentats en France

Selon les deux pays, l'opération antiterroriste belge de jeudi soir n'a pas de rapport avec les attaques de la semaine dernière contre «Charlie …

Russie: le soutien à Charlie Hebdo divise les médias et l’opinion

Un activiste russe a été condamné, ce vendredi, à huit jours de prison pour avoir manifesté avec une pancarte de soutien à <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>. L'ami qui …

Ex-citadins, ils ont choisi la nature

Ils étaient parisiens ou banlieusards. Un jour, ils en ont eu assez du stress professionnel, des ­métros bondés et de l’agressivité. Au prix de …

Voyages

How to Make Healthy Desserts That Don't Taste Like Cardboard

Healthy desserts? Okay, how about kinda healthy? Nuts, seeds, whole grain flours, and good fats (calling coconut oil!) bring more than craveability to these new treats.<p>If you’re like us, the term “healthy dessert” doesn’t exactly get you too excited. But hazelnut-butter and coffee meringues? Yeah, …

Breakfast

13 Fresh Herbs to Use More Often

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: These herbs want to get fresh with you -- let them.</i><p>Basil<br>This herb can elevate even the simplest summer dish; just remember to keep it out of the refrigerator, or else it’ll turn …

Lemon Balm

These Are the 10 Best Android Phones of 2015

<i>This post is in partnership with Trusted Reviews. The article below was originally published at Trusted Reviews.com.</i><p>The “big four” high-end Android …

Frances Quinn: 'Bake Off was an endurance test'

Baker Frances Quinn on life since winning The Great British Bake Off - from being stared at in the supermarket to writing her first book<p>For Frances Quinn, everything she claps eyes on looks like a potential bake. “I have a habit of seeing everything in food,” she admits. “I’ll look at a brick wall …

Dessert

Cocktail quarter: step inside Knowhere Special

The entrance is more art installation than cocktail bar. Slip through a purposefully low-key 1960s-style door next to the Mamma Mia caff on Kentish …

46 Ways to Use Coffee—in Drinks, Dessert, and Main Dishes

From a coffee-rubbed rib eye to honey-chocolate bark, here are our favorite ways to use coffee in every part of the meal (even salad).

Coffee

Paul Hollywood interview: 'Cruel to be kind is the only way. I don’t care who’s in front of me’

The trappings of fame have made 'Great British Bake Off' star Paul Hollywood rethink his private life, but one passion remains unchanged. Baking will never 'disappear’ now, says the Professor of Flour<p>Paul Hollywood doesn’t have guilty secrets. Certainly not in the culinary department. His position …

Baking

Orange & chocolate drizzle tart

5 medium oranges, zest and juice kept separate<p>or-ange<p>One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties …

Recipes

Ed Vaizey should know that altruism is not enough to achieve true diversity

It takes more than the good will of the powerful to create a fairer world. Perhaps its time for a more personal approach?<p>The government must act, it is often said, but philosophically it likes to see if matters resolve themselves. It prefers to nudge, and one of the ways it says it will nudge in …

Turkey's election may ironically have dealt a blow to democracy

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may use this result to justify clampdowns on press freedom and protests in 'defence of national security'<p>The results of Turkey's nationwide municipal elections amount to a remarkable personal victory for its long-serving prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. But the outcome …

Slovakia elects Andrej Kiska as president

Landslide win for millionaire-turned-philanthropist deals blow to prime minister, Robert Fico, before 2016 general election<p>A non-aligned centrist, Andrej Kiska, swooped in to clinch Slovakia's presidency by a landslide, dealing a heavy blow to the credibility of the prime minister, Robert Fico, …

French Socialists suffer as far-right and conservatives sweep elections

Front National takes control of 11 town halls in local polls while Hidalgo's victory in Paris is only bright spot for Hollande<p>Paris elected its first female mayor on Sunday night, but the victory for socialist Anne Hidalgo was an isolated piece of good news for President François Hollande's …

Paris elects first female mayor as far-right celebrate poll success – video

Anne Hidalgo addresses supporters after becoming Paris's first female mayor. Hidalgo, a candidate for President François Hollande's Socialist party, beat the conservative former minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet. Meanwhile Marine Le Pen's far-right Front National also celebrate after winning a …

French far-right Front National party on brink of power in Avignon

Provençal city faces up to prospect of FN future after party's candidate comes top in first round<p>There has been little dancing on the celebrated Pont d'Avignon of late. Since Monday morning when the historic Provençal city woke up to find that it was facing a future under the far-right Front …

John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov on Ukraine crisis talks – video

US secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov give separate press briefings on Ukraine following four hours of talks in Paris on Sunday. They agreed on the need for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine but failed to break the deadlock. Kerry says the build-up …

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev arrives in Crimea after Paris talks stall

Prime minister flies in after inconclusive meeting of foreign ministers as fears grow over troop buildup in eastern Ukraine<p>Russia's prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, has flown into Crimea to hold a cabinet meeting in the newly annexed territory. The meeting comes a day after four-hour negotiations …

French elections: François Hollande under pressure after crushing losses

France's Socialist party loses more than 150 major towns in local elections that bring historic gains for Front National<p>The French president, François Hollande, was under intense pressure on Monday to shake up his government and "show he is not deaf" after voters inflicted crushing losses on his …

Police damaged but not broken by scandals, says chief inspector

Tom Winsor says controversies have hurt public confidence but service is far more honest and honourable than 30 years ago<p>The police service has been damaged but not broken by recent controversies and negative publicity, the chief police inspector has said in his first full report on the service.<p>Tom …