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  • 4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    PARIS (AP) — Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war. Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres — all...

  • French President Hollande's top aide resigns

    PARIS (AP) — The French president's top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande. Aquilino Morelle —Hollande's political adviser and head of his communication staff — had denied allegations...

  • French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali

    PARIS (AP) — French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation in northern Mail Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" — killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said. Working off intelligence tips,...

  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

    PARIS (AP) — David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month's Cannes Film Festival. Organizers of the ritzy Riviera festival famed for its red-carpet glamour...

  • France targets welfare for big spending cuts

    PARIS (AP) — France's new prime minister announced plans Wednesday to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from state pensions, health care and the social safety net as a part of a 50 billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit. Manuel Valls said his top priority is curbing...

  • In a first, France tackles sex assault in military

    PARIS (AP) — France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once they get there. That is about to change. Defense Minister...

  • French school carries out DNA dragnet in rape case

    PARIS (AP) — French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus. Testing began Monday at Fenelon-Notre Dame high school in...

  • Germany, France see ghosts of WWI in Ukraine

    BERLIN (AP) — Senior French and German officials have warned that the surge in nationalism fueling the crisis in Ukraine echoes the ideas that gripped Europe a century ago and led to World War I. Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's vice chancellor, says the "ghosts of nationalism are being let out of...

  • New French finance minister coy on deficit hopes

    BERLIN (AP) — France's new finance minister has stressed the need to strike a balance between stronger economic growth and fulfilling Paris' deficit-cutting commitments. During a visit to Berlin Monday, Michel Sapin stopped short of outlining specific details but advocated "a balance between...

  • French Greens bickering, divided as EU vote looms

    PARIS (AP) — France's Greens could well be upbeat: They tallied record results in recent municipal elections. They got an unprecedented offer for the No. 2 post in a Socialist-led Cabinet. They champion environmental issues that many French have been contemplating ever since Paris skies were...

  • French power couple reunites _ at Cabinet table

    PARIS (AP) — Is this a Cabinet meeting, or a family reunion? The new French government's first meeting includes a man and woman who had four children together, split up in the public eye and are now back together in the political spotlight. Politically speaking, it's not as awkward as it...

  • 18 Democrats join GOP to restore 40-hour work week under Obamacare

    Facing withering pressure to stick with the president and block any GOP effort to change Obamacare, 18 Democrats crossed the aisle to join Republicans Thursday in replacing the 30-hour work week with the traditional 40 hours, a major boost to small businesses. Voting 248-179, the House passed...

  • Fighting Obamacare's 30-hour work week: 'Even the French' work 35 hours

    Critics of Obamacare's regulation that just 30 hours amounts to a full-time job are launching a last-ditch effort to convince Democrats to help pass a change to restore the traditional 40-hour work week as the marker of a full-time job worthy of the insurance benefit. “I always...

  • Manuel Valls named as new French prime minister

    PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande named former Interior Minister Manuel Valls as France's new prime minister Monday, just 24 hours after his Socialists suffered heavy losses in nationwide municipal elections. Valls is consistently voted France's most popular Socialist in opinion polls...

  • France in new tack to fight roots of terrorism

    PARIS (AP) — To stop the stream of French youths pursuing jihad in Syria, France is preparing to try to tackle terrorism before it starts, by involving schools, parents and local Muslim leaders, The Associated Press has learned. This is part of a still-confidential plan prompted by fears that...



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