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  • The American hero who saved Chartres Cathedral

    The inspiring story of how an American military officer saved Chartres Cathedral from shelling in World War II.

  • France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants' hands. In a wide-ranging speech Thursday to international ambassadors,...

  • French leader banks on free market to save economy

    PARIS (AP) — Facing pitiful poll numbers, Francois Hollande has cast his lot: The French president who once decried global finance and vowed a 75-percent tax on millionaires has quashed dissent from his Socialist government's left flank and appointed a well-heeled former investment banker as his...

  • IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

    PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister. After a fourth round of questioning before magistrates on Wednesday, Lagarde...

  • Citing Ebola, Air France suspends flights

    PARIS (AP) — France on Wednesday recommended that its citizens leave the African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the outbreak of Ebola there, and Air France temporarily suspended its three flights a week to Sierra Leone. The disease has now killed more than 1,400 people in West...

  • France marks 70th anniversary of Paris Liberation

    PARIS (AP) — Paris celebrated on Monday the 70th anniversary of its liberation after four years in the grip of the occupying Nazis, with President Francois Hollande saying France now has a moral obligation to answer the call of those under the boot of dictators or barbarism like the Islamic...

  • French government dissolves over economic policy

    PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about how much cutting — or spending — will revive the country's stagnant economy. Hollande is to announce a new government on Tuesday. The debate among...

  • The Allies Invade Southern France: Seaports and a Race up the Rhone

    Winston Churchill disparaged Operation Anvil-Dragoon, the Aug. 15, 1944 Allied "second D-Day" invasion of Southern France. Churchill joked that he was "dragooned" into an unnecessary invasion. D-Day, June 6th, had breached Fortress Europe. A French Riviera "pincer" was folly. However, the...

  • French protesters urge end to Israeli airstrikes

    PARIS (AP) — Leftist and pro-Palestinian activists have rallied in Paris to urge Israel to end its airstrikes in Gaza, after talks toward a lasting truce collapsed. About 300 protesters gathered Wednesday near Napoleon's tomb in central Paris, waving Palestinian flags, photos of people killed...

  • Fall on France's Mont Blanc kills 3 more climbers

    PARIS (AP) — The mayor of the French city of Chamonix says two climbers and an experienced guide have died in a fall in Mont Blanc. The bodies of the three were recovered Sunday after the accident in the Aiguille de Midi area of the Mont Blanc massif, at an altitude of about 3,800 meters...

  • France marks 70 years since Allies freed south

    TOULON, France (AP) — France paid tribute Friday to Allied troops — including veterans from the U.S. and French colonies in Africa — who landed 70 years ago on Mediterranean shores to liberate French land from Nazi occupation. The so-called southern landings, involving some 450,000 troops and...

  • France to send weapons to Kurds in Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — Calling the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan "catastrophic," France said Wednesday it would start supplying arms to the Kurdish forces fighting Sunni extremists from the Islamic State group. Paris and London have agreed to coordinate their actions on both humanitarian aid and arms, the...

  • Key to love? Paris swaps selfies for bridge locks

    PARIS (AP) — Paris hopes to persuade couples to end the unwelcome recent tradition of fixing padlocks to the Seine River's aging bridges, and instead upload hashtagged selfies to a website dedicated to enduring love. With giant stickers in French, English and Spanish on the Pont de...

  • 2 New Yorkers headed to France for WWII event

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — German-born Peter Sichel was recruited for America's new spy agency after his family escaped Nazi-controlled Europe and made it to New York. Brooklyn native Stephen Weiss joined the Army at 17 after convincing his father to sign the enlistment papers. Both men wound up going...

  • Iraqi PM to file complaint against new president

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the country's new president of violating the constitution, plunging the government into a political crisis at a time it is battling advances by Islamic...



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