The beleaguered French leader came into office in 2012 as the supposed anti-Merkel. Now she is as strong as ever and he has never looked weaker.
Some call it Isis. Others say it's Isil. The group itself prefers Islamic State, or IS. And in the Middle East, its critics call it Da'ash.
Francois Hollande has condemned Russia's military presence in Ukraine, while Russia has assured Europe it will keep winter gas supply commitments.
Islamic militants released US journalist Peter Theo Curtis on Sunday, less than a week after grisly footage emerged of the execution of James Foley.
Peaceful protests have resumed in Ferguson after the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown by a police officer.
While the ANC has welcomed it, an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians has faced strong criticism in Israel's media.
Around 30 people were wounded in airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. The targeting of big buildings appears to be part of a new military tactic by Israel.
After criticism of authorities' use of military gear in Ferguson, Barack Obama has requested a probe into the battle-grade hardware sold to police.
A witness to the US raid in Syria has described how dozens of commandos arrived in the middle of the night on heavily armed helicopters.
Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun to abate after a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager on August 9.
Shi'ite militiamen gunned down 68 people at a village mosque on Friday, dashing hopes of unity government to to take on the Islamic State insurgency.
Despite over 1 000 war reporters being killed since 1992, news organisations are still sending journalists into war zones and other dangerous areas.
There appears to be no stopping what is now the world's best-armed and fastest-growing terror group as it imposes its rule.
The militants used the slaying of James Foley to sow panic among their rivals – and it's working.
As aid trucks are let in to Ukraine from Russia, problems stir in Parliament with the economy minister resigning, and a likely dissolution looming.
Police officer Darren Wilson has not been seen in public since shooting Michael Brown, and black Americans doubt whether he will face justice.
The United States has revealed a military attempt to rescue slain journalist James Foley from terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
France, Egypt have urged both sides to continue talks, while President Mahmoud Abbas met Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal to discuss the conflict and aid.
Missouri police have arrested 31 people after racial unrest rocked Ferguson, following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer.