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  • Migrants' new tactics sound alarm bells in France

    CALAIS, France (AP) — African migrants are ambushing trucks, jumping on vacationers' cars and fighting over turf, new tactics in an increasingly desperate struggle to cross the English Channel to Britain — the land they see as their Eldorado. Pouring in at an ever-faster pace, they are...

  • French ex-hostage identifies captor in Syria

    PARIS (AP) — A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria identified one of his captors Saturday as a Frenchman suspected of later killing four at the Brussels Jewish Museum, saying the militant had took sadistic delight in mistreating prisoners. Nicolas Henin said he...

  • Russian sailors in limbo in French port

    SAINT-NAZAIRE, France (AP) — Scores of Russian sailors are training on a French warship in an Atlantic port even though its transfer to the Russian Navy is now in doubt. About 150 Russian Navy servicemen fanned out Friday around the highly secured site where the French ship is being completed....

  • France ready to act against Islamic State group

    NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says his country is ready to join a coalition to take action against the Islamic State group if Iraqi authorities request it and the United Nations approves. The French leader spoke to reporters Friday at the end of a two-day NATO summit...

  • French president's ex depicts him as cruel, lying

    PARIS (AP) — Ah, beware the writings of a betrayed woman. Valerie Trierweiler, France's first lady until earlier this year, paints a harsh portrait of her former partner, the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande, in her new book. Being described as a mean liar who perpetuates a "cycle...

  • France backs off sale of warships to Russia, for now

    France on Wednesday put on hold the delivery of the first of two major warships to Russia, saying "conditions ... are not to date in place" to go forward with the $1.6 billion deal in light of recent events in Ukraine.

  • Partial building collapse in Paris suburb kills 2

    PARIS (AP) — A four-story apartment building in a northeastern Paris suburb partially collapsed after an explosion Sunday, killing a child and an elderly person, authorities said. Six more people were thought to be underneath the rubble. Speaking on i-Tele, fire department spokesman Gabriel...

  • McDonald's: Vive la France!

    I have never eaten at a McDonald’s in France. But evidently a lot of French men and women do. Business Insider reports that France is McDonald’s most profitable country after the United States. So much for all the French cuisine snobs who lament the presence of McDonald’s in la belle France,...

  • French girl investigated over alleged jihad plan

    PARIS (AP) — A 14-year-old French girl has been placed under investigation for allegedly planning to carry out jihad, the third in a group of teenage girls caught before they left home. The Paris prosecutor's office said the girl from Quimper, in Brittany, risks up to five years in a juvenile...

  • 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...



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