Slap on the Wrist: Performance artist escaped with a rebuke over his naked show at the Eiffel Tower after being convicted of lewd behavior by a Paris court.

    Performance Artist Convicted for Nude Eiffel Tower Rooster Show

    A South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an impromptu open-air show near the Eiffel Tower was found guilty on Monday of “sexual exhibitionism”, but the Paris court did not impose a sentence, prosecutors said.

    I’m Gone: Mideast envoy Martin Indyk is reportedly stepping down following the collapse of peace talks.

    Martin Indyk Quitting as Peace Mediator — Blames 'Stubborn' Israel for Talks Collapse

    Martin Indyk, U.S. special envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, reportedly will resign from his position following the recent failure of the U.S.-backed talks.

    Summit of Hate: Belgian police confront demonstrators at a ‘summit’ of far-right anti-Semitic groups in Brussels.

    Police Battle Rioters at Belgium 'Anti-Semite Summit'

    Belgian police used a water cannon to disperse a crowd of people that gathered for an anti-Semitic event.

    Gary Becker

    Nobel Economist Gary Becker Dies at 83

    Gary Becker, whose work applying the principles of economics to a wide range of human behavior won the Nobel Prize in 1992, has died at age 83, the University of Chicago said on Sunday.

    Benjamin Netanyahu Wants Spiffier Private Plane for Overseas Trip

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, complaining he has to rely on “some antenna they stick on a window”, says he lacks reliable and encrypted communications on the chartered aircraft that fly him on visits overseas.