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France admits it needs to be friendlier to visitors

It's a big nation that can take a long hard look at itself and reach the conclusion it might be a bit rude toward tourists.

Ferran Adria: The chef without a restaurant has big ideas

What does an acclaimed chef do for an encore after he's closed the best restaurant in the world? For Ferran Adria, former head chef of Spain's elBulli, it's creating a new menu of big ideas.

World Cup: Is Team USA finished?

For about 13 minutes, Team USA sat at the top of its World Cup soccer group, ahead of the mighty Germany and star-powered Portugal.

South Korean military exchanges gunfire with soldier suspected of killing 5

The South Korean military exchanged gunfire with a soldier suspected of killing five of his comrades, a defense ministry official said Sunday.

Iraqi forces fighting militants for town on Syrian border

- Iraqi security forces are waging a fierce battle with militants for control of the strategic border with Syria, where the enemy fighters enjoy a stronghold, Iraqi security officials said Saturday.

Chikungunya virus spreads to U.S., Cuba

Health officials are reporting new cases of the chikungunya virus in Cuba and the United States.

Vatican: Pope is not ill

A Vatican spokesman denied reports on Wednesday that Pope Francis is ill, saying that the curtailment of his public summer schedule is common for popes.

Celeb safety is big business at World Cup

Brazil is beefing up security for the World Cup, but corporate executives and wealthy soccer fans are sparing no expense when it comes to their safety.

Are missing Irish children buried in 'graves'?

(CNN) -- As a little girl, Catherine Corless was always curious about the St. Mary's Mother and Baby Home in her hometown of Tuam, in County Galway, Ireland.

Insider Guide: Best of Toulouse

If Paris, Marseille and Lyon are France's big boys, then Toulouse might be their artsy little sister.