No one expected the Yagisawa Shoten soy sauce company to come back after the 2011 tsunami, in which its inventory was washed away by 55-foot-high waves. But a good deed led to a discovery — and the soy sauce's return.
Higher than normal ocean tides are sweeping in this spring along the northwestern coast of France. The tides are surrounding the famous abbey on Mont Saint-Michel on all sides, making it more remote, isolated — and beautiful.
Western recruits to ISIS are evolving new ways to reach the Syrian front lines, using "broken travel" to take circuitous roots to joining jihadi groups. Such tactics are making potential fighters even harder to spot for Europe's many intelligence agencies.
Drones flew over Paris landmarks last night, unnerving a populace still reeling from the Charlie Hebdo attacks. But it shouldn't come as a surprise: One of the top selling drone manufacturers calls Paris home, and they're a hit in the French capital.
The city of Marseille, France’s second biggest, is home to the country’s largest Muslim population. About one in four of its residents are Muslims. Yet you’d be hard pressed to find a single proper mosque in town.
The ceasefire in Ukraine is shaky at best, and has failed to stop fighting in the eastern part of the country. And despite ongoing negotiations with Ukraine and Western leaders, it seems that's exactly how Russian President Vladimir Putin likes it.