TOULOUSE, France (AFP) - Flash floods in south-western France claimed two elderly victims in the space of 24 hours as unseasonal storms caused havoc across huge swaths of the country on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry leaves on Friday on a 12-day trip during which he will return to the Middle East, hold high-level talks in South-east Asia and make his first visit to India.
BERLIN (AP) - Appealing for a new citizen activism in the free world, President Barack Obama renewed his call on Wednesday to reduce US and Russian nuclear stockpiles and to confront climate change, a danger he called "the global threat of our time".
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Iceland said on Wednesday that it has held informal talks with an intermediary of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden who reportedly may want to seek political asylum there.
BERLIN (REUTERS) - US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States would step up its attempts to close Guantanamo Bay prison.