On the Paris catwalk, a reappearance of bandanas -- those paisley kerchiefs that were hot back in the 1970s, remember? -- proved the lesson that old can become trendy again if you just wait long enough.
Volunteers and firefighters began the gruelling task of cleaning up French Riviera towns strewn with mud and debris, as the death toll from floods which tore through the region rose to 20.
Australia will spend Aus$1.3 billion (US$1 billion) on next-generation armoured land vehicles for its army, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said as he announced the latest update to modernise the nation's military.
Violent storms and flooding along the chic French Riviera overnight have killed at least 16 people and left another five missing.
Traffic through the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France was suspended after around 100 migrants entered the French side of the tunnel complex, the company operating it said in a statement.
Bucking the fashion show stereotype of tall, willowy models, Paris Fashion Week was treated to a parade of women of restricted growth sashaying along the runway to great public applause.
French President Francois Hollande said that local elections in Ukraine, planned for October, will be delayed until next year.
France gave cautious backing at the United Nations to a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin for a "broad coalition" to fight the Islamic State group in Syria.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy appealed for a "united Spain" in Barcelona as campaigning wrapped up for a regional election in Catalonia framed as an indirect vote on independence.
The heads of the firm and parent company Lufthansa gathered near the crash scene to remember victims in France.
France's finance minister called for a "Europe-wide" probe after revelations that hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen diesel cars had software that secretly thwarts US pollution tests.
No European country can get out of taking in refugees who have the right to asylum, French President Francois Hollande said Sunday.
Moody's cut France's sovereign debt rating one notch to Aa2, saying the country will struggle with slow growth and a high debt burden for the next five years.
French President Francois Hollande warned that a failure to resolve the refugee crisis would put the borderless Schengen zone "in danger".
US President Barack Obama feted three Americans who helped thwart a train attack in France, welcoming them to the White House and hailing their courage.
French President Francois Hollande, whose country is carrying out surveillance flights over Syria, said it would be "necessary" to carry out air strikes against Islamic State militants there.
France called for the "scrupulous respect by all European Union countries" of rules setting out the bloc's borderless Schengen zone.
Hundreds of people waving American flags lined the streets of Sacramento to pay tribute to three local heroes who helped thwart a train attack in France.
The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine agreed to hold an October summit on ending the conflict in Ukraine.
A first group of around 50 refugees arrived in France from Germany as Paris tries to ease pressure on its neighbour, which has received the bulk of the migrants streaming into Europe.
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