From an Undervalued Region in France, New Energy, New Inspiration and Great Wines

PRAYSSAC, France — Back in 1975, Jean-Marie Sigaud had a brilliant idea. As a child, Mr. Sigaud, whose family grows grapes and makes wine here in the Cahors region in...

As French Elections Nears, So Does a Step Into the Unknown

PARIS — France’s presidential election on Sunday has already broken all kinds of barriers in a country whose politics seemed frozen for decades. The two candidates are outsiders. The...

Kanye West Sues Insurers for $10 Million Over Canceled Tour

The rapper Kanye West filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday accusing several insurance companies of refusing to pay out at least $9.8 million in claims he sought after abruptly...

Meet the 4 Superfans Who Go Crazy for Eurovision

When the contestants in the Eurovision Song Contest take the stage in Lisbon this week, they will be part of a giant edition of the zany annual pop competition....

Obama Speaks in Milan, With Food as Text and Politics as Subtext

ROME — Barack Obama took his first step back onto the world stage on Tuesday, shedding his tie to give wide-ranging, if studiously nonpartisan, remarks during a food and...

Redefine and Rebuild: Germany’s Social Democrat Leader Digs In

BERLIN — She is the first woman to lead Germany’s oldest political party, and she may also be its last hope. Andrea Nahles, a former labor minister known for speaking...

Russia Showcases Global Ambitions With Military Parades, One in Syria

MOSCOW — Russia’s global military ambition was on display Sunday when the country celebrated Navy Day with large military parades not only in St. Petersburg, but also on the...

Man Outside U.K. Parliament Carrying Knives Is Arrested

LONDON — A 27-year-old man carrying knives was arrested Thursday afternoon near Parliament by the London police, who charged him with planning a terrorist attack. No one was hurt, but...

Guten Gefilte! Jewish Delicacies Beguile the German Capital

BERLIN — Beige, boiled and usually packed in a gelatinous goo, gefilte fish is not the sort of dish that typically excites foodies. But the plump pink terrine prepared by...

Slovak Prime Minister Quits in the Wake of a Reporter’s Murder

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — The prime minister of Slovakia resigned on Thursday following mass demonstrations over the murder of a journalist who was uncovering government corruption. But officials said there...