AndrÃ© Le NÃ´tre pumped in water from the Seine River in order to make the Grand Canal at Franceâs Chateau of Versailles.
André Le Nôtre helped turn an old hunting lodge into the Versailles we know today, taking his profession way beyond a trade. Experts say Le Nôtre's work was so groundbreaking, it continues to influence contemporary urban architecture. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Le Nôtre's birth.
December 8, 2013 Thousands of protesters are calling for the ouster of their president, who wants closer ties with Russia. Ukraine has seen daily protests for more than two weeks now.
December 7, 2013 François Hollande said 1,600 troops would be deployed by the end of the day and they would remain in the country until tensions between Muslim and Christian militias cool.
December 7, 2013 Earlier efforts to use gene therapy to treat a rare immune disorder in young children failed when some of the children got leukemia. Scientists say they think they may have figured it out, with eight children now living normal toddler lives.
December 6, 2013 France sends troops to its former colony after clashes between Muslims and Christians left nearly 300 dead.