Its economy may be in the doldrums, but France has at least one good reason to remain hopeful about the future. Almost one third of the world's brightest, young economists have French passports, according to the IMF.
US President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still does not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, as the militants boasted they had executed scores of Syrian troops - the latest in a string of atrocities.
Peruvian police seized a record 6.5 tonnes of cocaine in a quiet coastal town this week, arresting seven Peruvians and two Mexicans suspected of trying to smuggle the load to Europe as coal, President Ollanta Humala said on Thursday.
It appears that Hollywood actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have finally tied the knot, after marrying on Saturday at their wine estate in the south of France, a spokesman for the couple has announced.
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