France

  • France Feb 14

    Sex Tapes Sink Macron’s Candidate, Spark Outrage in France

    Political rivals in France have sprung to the defense of a colleague who pulled out of the race to become mayor of Paris after sexually explicit images were published on an internet site

  • France Jan 15

    Grrrrr! Angry Herders Secure Bear Ban From French President

    The bears have cute names — Bubble, Feather, Snowflake and the like — and look so soft and huggable when caught on video by remote cameras that study their habits. But to herders high in the Pyrenees mountains of southwest France, the animals are stone-cold killers, ravaging flocks and undermining farming livelihoods. Pyrenean livestock farmers who raise sheep for meat and...

  • Iran Jan 14

    EU Rebukes Iran Over Nuclear Violations, Sanctions Possible

    Britain, France and Germany say they are triggering a dispute mechanism that is part of the nuclear deal with Iran over its failure to live up to terms of the pact.

  • France Jan 9

    France Sees More Nationwide Protests of Pension Changes

    French rail workers, teachers, doctors, lawyers and others joined a fourth day of nationwide protests and strikes Thursday to denounce President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the pension system....

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    Street protests were staged in Paris and other French cities as the government and labor unions pushed on with negotiations aimed at ending railway strikes over the proposed changes that started on...

  • Notre Dame Cathedral Jan 5

    Renovation Chief: Notre Dame Cathedral Is Not Saved Yet

    The French general who is overseeing the reconstruction of the fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is not saved yet. Gen. Jean-Louis Georgelin told French broadcaster CNews on Sunday that “the cathedral is still in a state of peril” after last year’s fire.

  • knife attack Jan 4

    Knife Attack Near Paris Treated as Terror-Related

    French prosecutors said a knife attack on Friday that left one man dead and two women injured in a park in the Paris area is being treated as terror-related. In a statement Saturday, they said investigations over the past few hours revealed that the assailant, who was shot dead by police, had been radicalized and had prepared the attack in…

  • Iran Jan 4

    ‘A More Dangerous World’: US Killing Triggers Global Alarm

    Global powers are warning that the world has become a more dangerous place after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the targeted killing of Iran’s top general and are urging restraint on all sides.

  • Notre Dame Cathedral Dec 25, 2019

    Notre Dame Rector: Fragile Cathedral Might Not Be Saved

    The rector of Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is still so fragile that there’s a “50% chance” the structure might not be saved, because scaffolding installed before this year’s fire is threatening the vaults of the Gothic monument. Monsignor Patrick Chauvet said restoration work isn’t likely to begin until 2021 — and described his “heartache” that Notre...

  • France Dec 6, 2019

    Paris Police Arrest Scores Amid Strike Over Pension Reform

    Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains came to a standstill and hundreds of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. At least 90 people were arrested in Paris by evening as the protests wound down. Police said 65,000 people took to…

  • actor Nov 26, 2019

    Actor Alejandro Sandí, French Man Let Go a Day After Abduction

    A French citizen and a Mexican actor who played secondary roles in the Telemundo TV narco series “El Senor de los Cielos” were let go by their abductors Monday, a day after robbers snatched them and stole the SUV they were driving in near a popular mountain peak west of Mexico City. The Mexico State prosecutor’s office confirmed in a...

  • France Nov 16, 2019

    France: Tensions With Police on Yellow Vest 1st Birthday

    Paris police fired tear gas on Saturday to push back yellow vest protesters trying to revive their movement on the first anniversary of the sometimes-violent uprising against President Emmanuel Macron and policies seen as favoring the rich. Police deployed in force around Paris and detained 24 people around the capital by mid-morning. Officers dislodged protesters trying to block the bypass...

  • President Nov 15, 2019

    Leaders of Russia, Ukraine to Meet to Discuss Conflict

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 to try to seek a settlement for the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has killed 13,000 people.

  • actress Nov 6, 2019

    Family: France’s Catherine Deneuve Hospitalized With Stroke

    Her family says French cinematic icon Catherine Deneuve has had a mild stroke while filming her latest movie.

  • President Oct 28, 2019

    EU Delays Brexit to Jan. 31; Johnson Election Bid Fails

    Britain got Brexit breathing space but no clarity on Monday when the European Union granted a three-month delay to the U.K.’s departure from the bloc. British politicians immediately began using the extra time to do what they have done for more than three years — bicker about Brexit.

  • London Oct 27, 2019

    Masterpiece Found in French Woman’s Kitchen Sells for $26.6M

    An old painting found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman, who considered it an icon of little importance, has made her a multimillionaire. The work, a masterpiece attributed to the 13th-century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered earlier this year, sold for 24 million euros ($26.6 million) Sunday. Dominique Le Coent of Acteon Auction House, who sold the...

  • driver Oct 27, 2019

    UK Police Free 3 Suspects on Bail in Truck Deaths Case

    British police released three people on bail Sunday after questioning them in the deaths of 39 people found hidden in a shipping container in southeastern England. A 38-year-old man, a 38-year-old woman — both from the northern English town of Warrington— and a 46-year-old man from Northern Ireland were questioned on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people. The...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2019

    Pledges for Global Climate Fund Reach $9.8 Billion

    Governments across the world have pledged $9.8 billion to help poor nations tackle climate change at a conference the United States did not take part in, the fund coordinating support said Friday. Yannick Glemarec, the executive director of the Green Climate Fund, said 27 countries announced contributions by the end of the two-day conference in Paris. The United States did...

  • driver Oct 24, 2019

    39 Truck Death Victims Believed to Be Chinese: Police

    All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated container truck near an English port were Chinese citizens, British police confirmed Thursday as they investigated one of the country’s deadliest cases of people smuggling. The Essex Police force said 31 men and eight women were found dead in the truck early Wednesday at an industrial park in Grays, a town 25...

  • China Oct 13, 2019

    Simone Biles Sets All-Time Medal Record at Gymnastics Worlds

    Everyone counts Simone Biles’ medals except Simone Biles. Winning her 24th and 25th world championship medals in beam and floor Sunday put the United States gymnast top of the all-time medal charts for the championships. Biles won five gold medals this week. If she can repeat that at next year’s Olympics it would be a feat no female gymnast has...

  • China Oct 10, 2019

    Simone Biles Wins 5th All-Around Title at Gymnastics Worlds

    Simone Biles won her fifth all-around title at the gymnastics world championships Thursday, underlining her status as the clear favorite for next year’s Olympic gold medal. The U.S. gymnast scored 58.999 points to finish 2.1 points ahead of China’s Tang Xijing. Angelina Melnikova of Russia was third on 56.399. Biles’ margin of victory was her biggest at a world all-around...

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