• President March 24, 2019 1:18 am

    French Yellow Vest Protests in Paris Avoid Last Week's Riots

    Scattered yellow vest protesters clashed with French police firing tear gas Saturday after a peaceful march through Paris, but tougher security measures and protest bans in high-risk neighborhoods prevented the kind of rioting that devastated the capital a week ago. The 4-month-old movement drew bigger crowds Saturday than in recent weeks, despite heavy security and even though last weekend’s violence...

  • United States September 23, 2018 1:27 pm

    100 Years Ago, US Fought Its Deadliest Battle in France

    It was America’s deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bring an end to World War 1. A remembrance ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon in the Meuse-Argonne cemetery,...

  • France September 10, 2018 7:57 pm

    Unlikely Weapon: Petanque Balls Help Disarm Paris Attacker

    They only went out to play a calm game of petanque and enjoy some late summer warmth by a Parisian canal. By the end of the evening, the three friends had neutralized a knife-wielding attacker who had stabbed seven people, with an unlikely weapon: the game’s clanking — and hefty — metal balls. Lobbing them in their dozens at the...

  • Israel July 2, 2018 12:18 am

    Heavily Armed Men in Helicopter Free Notorious French Inmate

    A notorious French criminal serving 25 years for murder made an audacious escape from prison Sunday after several heavily armed men landed a helicopter in a courtyard, freed him from a visiting room and carried him away. It was the second daring escape by Redoine Faid, who once blasted his way out of a different prison with explosives hidden in...

  • France June 14, 2018 5:36 pm

    Glass Walls, Not Metal Fencing, to Surround Eiffel Tower

    Goodbye metal fencing, hello glass walls: Paris authorities are building a permanent security belt around the Eiffel Tower, replacing the current fencing around it with more visually appealing glass walls. The company operating France’s most-visited monument says see-through panels are being set up at the north and south ends of the site. Each panel, made from over 6-centimeter (2.36-inch) thick...

  • France May 30, 2018 9:56 pm

    Caught on Cam: Lightning Strikes the Eiffel Tower

    A lightning bolt striking the Eiffel Tower in Paris was caught on video Monday night, on May 28, 2018.

  • President September 21, 2017 7:59 pm

    L'Oreal Heiress Liliane Bettencourt Dies at Age 94

    Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal cosmetics heiress and the world’s richest woman, has died at her home in a chic Parisian suburb. She was 94. Bettencourt’s daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, said in a written statement Thursday that her mother “left peacefully” overnight in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Liliane Bettencourt was the only child of Eugene Schueller, who founded L’Oreal in the early 20th century....

  • Israel April 10, 2017 4:34 pm

    Marine Le Pen Slammed for Denying French Blame in WWII Roundup of Jews

    France’s far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen has prompted a major outcry by denying that the French government was responsible for the roundup of Jews in World War II. Le Pen said Sunday on RTL radio “I don’t think France is responsible for the Vel d’Hiv,”— a reference to the stadium where thousands of Jews were rounded up before being...

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