• United States Nov 12, 2019

    Screening of Polanski Movie Proceeds Despite Rape Allegation

    The Paris screening of a new French-Italian film “An Officer and a Spy” is going ahead despite a new allegation that its director Roman Polanski raped a woman decades ago. Tuesday’s screening will be attended by the film’s crew.

  • Los Angeles Jun 7, 2019

    Boom in Electric Scooters Leads to More Injuries, Fatalities

    Andrew Hardy was crossing the street on an electric scooter in downtown Los Angeles when a car struck him at 50 miles per hour and flung him 15 feet in the air before he smacked his head on the pavement and fell unconscious. The 26-year-old snapped two bones in each leg, broke a thighbone, shattered a kneecap, punctured a lung...

  • officer Sep 10, 2018

    7 Injured in Paris Knife Attack; Terrorism Not Suspected

    Seven people were injured in a knife attack in central Paris late Sunday but police said that terrorism was not suspected. Two British tourists were among those injured, broadcaster BFMTV and Le Parisien newspaper reported. Authorities were trying to determine if the attacker, who was arrested, is among the seven injured. Le Parisien said the attacker is an Afghan national.

  • France Jun 7, 2018

    French Man Wins Million-Euro Lottery Twice in 18 Months

    A man who regularly plays the lottery with the same numbers at the same place in eastern France has beaten huge odds, winning the My Million lottery twice in 18 months. Le Parisien newspaper says mathematicians it queried calculated the double win at 1 chance in 16 trillion. Radio France Bleu on Thursday quoted state lottery La Francaise des Jeux...

  • Twitter Mar 19, 2018

    Nutella Discounts Spark Chaos in French Supermarkets

    Brawls have broken out in French supermarkets as shoppers scramble to get their hands on discounted pots of chocolate and hazelnut spread. Chaotic scenes were filmed in several supermarkets across the country operated by the Intermarche chain, which offered massive discounts on pots of Nutella.

  • The Associated Press Mar 7, 2017

    Rhinoceros Killed for Horn in French Zoo

    A zoo director says a 5-year-old rhinoceros at the wildlife park he runs near Paris has been shot three times in the head by poachers who stole the animal’s keratinous horn. Thierry Duguet told The Associated Press that poachers broke into the Thoiry Zoo overnight and used a chain saw to remove the horn from the rhino named Vince. Zookeepers...

  • Paris Feb 29, 2016

    Paris Renters Find Corpse in Airbnb Garden Rental

    French authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose decomposing body was found in the garden of an Airbnb rental in suburban Paris. Bertrand Daillie, the deputy prosecutor for Evry, told the Associated Press Monday a group of young people who were renting the house for the weekend discovered the badly decomposed body in sloping forest undergrowth in the...

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