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  • 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...

  • French minister in Iraq to oversee aid delivery

    PARIS (AP) — France says Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has gone to Iraq to supervise French aid delivery and show support. A ministry statement Sunday said Fabius was visiting Baghdad and Irbil, in the Kurdistan region, and meeting with representatives of Christians and Yazidis. The...

  • Sell French warships to NATO, not Russia

    Arming a geopolitical foe is a grave mistake, especially one led by a cunning and utterly amoral character like Vladimir Putin.

  • Migrants clash in France as camp tensions soar

    PARIS (AP) — Migrants flowing into Europe in unprecedented numbers are causing a tense summer in France, as clashes break out among asylum-seekers in overcrowded camps and police fire tear gas to quell the chaos. Sudanese and Eritreans battled in the heat in France's port city of Calais,...

  • Portugal bank collapse hits French financial group

    PARIS (AP) — French bank Credit Agricole said Tuesday its second-quarter profit was nearly cut in half by the cost of writing off completely its stake in the Portuguese bank that needed a bailout this week. In its second-quarter earnings report, Credit Agricole Group said it lost 708 million...

  • France: Gaza war may require 'imposed' solution

    PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister is calling on the international community to impose a solution on Israel and Hamas, saying the warring sides have shown themselves unable to negotiate. In an unusually strong statement Monday, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Israel's right to security...

  • French president marks World War I centenary

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande commemorated the 100th anniversary of World War I on Sunday with an appeal to players in the Gaza conflict to put animosities aside — just as France and Germany have done. In an impassioned speech in Vieil Armand in Alsace, Hollande paid homage to...

  • Facebook says page calling for death to Jews doesn't violate 'community standards'

    A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate the social network's "community standards," according to multiple messages sent by Facebook in response to user complaints.



From the Weekly Standard