Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels hit Christian village

by Karin Laub and Zeina Karam

Al-Qaida-linked rebels have launched an assault on a regime-held Christian village in the densely populated west of Syria and new clashes erupted near the capital, Damascus – part of a brutal battle of attrition … Read the rest

France’s National Front scores ‘spectacular’ 46% in Villeneuve-sur-Lot by-election

A 23-year old candidate from France’s right-wing Front National, Étienne Bousquet-Cassagne, has lost against the mainstream UMP candidate during a by-election in south western France, but scored an overall 46% of the votes, sending shivers through the Socialist government.

Jean-Louis … Read the rest