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  • France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

    PARIS (AP) — Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants...

  • Paris wants Iran to help crush Islamic radicals

    PARIS (AP) — France is prepared to invite Iran to an international conference Monday aimed at coordinating actions to knock out the Islamic State extremists in Iraq — even though that runs counter to the U.S. refusal to deal with Tehran. The position reflects a recent shift in France's policy...

  • France ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

    PARIS (AP) — France offered Wednesday to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed, but insisted on a more careful tack for Syria. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called for international mobilization against militants from the Islamic State group, which he...

  • Britain and France secure EU's top economic jobs

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and France have secured two top positions on economic and financial policy-making in the new European Commission as the 28-nation bloc's executive arm seeks to revive anemic growth and fight unemployment. Former French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici, who has long...

  • French president going to Iraq later this week

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is going to Iraq on Friday to help prepare an international conference in support of the country's efforts to fight off violent extremists advancing in the country. The announcement Tuesday from Hollande's office came after a meeting with the...

  • 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.

  • 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,...

  • 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.

  • 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...



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