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  • Negotiators take heart at Obama climate change comments

    December 1, 2015 12:16 PM

    LE BOURGET, France - France's environment minister is welcoming U.S. President Barack Obama's pledge to push for a climate accord that includes legally binding promises. Obama said on the sidelines of climate negotiations in Paris that parts of the accord should be binding to hold countries accountable. But Obama's remarks... more »
  • Obama says US, France must destroy IS together

    November 24, 2015 2:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the Islamic State group cannot be tolerated and must be destroyed. He says the U.S. and France must destroy it together. Obama is speaking after an Oval Office meeting with French President Francois Hollande. Obama says he and Hollande agreed the nations in... more »
  • Obama says U. S. stands with France in destroying Islamic State

    November 24, 2015 12:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the Islamic State group cannot be tolerated and must be destroyed. He says the U.S. and France must destroy it together. Obama is speaking after an Oval Office meeting with French President Francois Hollande. Obama says he and Hollande agreed the nations in the... more »
  • French diplomat: Paris bloodshed an attack on humanity

    November 19, 2015 4:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The general consul of France in New Orleans has called the terrorist attacks in Paris an attack on humanity. Gregor Trumel, who is based in New Orleans, called the attackers "cowards" and said their attack targeted "Paris at its heart" and was an attack on humanity,... more »
  • French police dog killed during raid hailed as hero online

    November 18, 2015 4:28 PM

    PARIS - A French police dog named Diesel, killed in a raid targeting the alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks and another cell of extremists, is being honored as a hero all over the world. Many have turned to social media to pay tribute to the 7-year-old Belgian shepherd dog... more »
  • France backs away from raid suicide bomber claim

    November 18, 2015 4:16 PM

    PARIS - The Paris prosecutor has backed away from a statement his office had made Wednesday morning that indicated a woman holed up in the apartment had died during a raid north of the French capital after setting off her explosive vest. At the news conference, Francois Molins explained that... more »
  • Hollande: France is 'at war' against terrorism

    November 18, 2015 7:38 AM

    PARIS - French President Francois Hollande says France is 'at war' against terrorism by the Islamic State group. Hollande says he wants "large coalition" working together against IS militants to destroy a group that threatens the whole world and "commits massacres" in the Mideast. He says the French aircraft carrier... more »
  • French ID all 129 victims of the Paris attacks

    November 18, 2015 6:49 AM

    PARIS - The French government says all 129 people killed in attacks Friday on a Paris stadium, a concert hall and cafes have been identified. A statement released after Wednesday's Cabinet meeting says about 100 families have come to see the bodies. At least 350 people were also wounded in... more »
  • 2 dead, 7 arrested in Paris terror raid

    November 18, 2015 5:28 AM

    PARIS, FRANCE- Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says authorities are working to determine the fate of the suspected mastermind of last week's Paris attacks after a seven-hour police raid on an apartment where he was believed to be hiding. Francois Molins says the police began the raid Wednesday after gathering information... more »
  • France, England fans gather ahead of soccer match at Wembley

    November 17, 2015 2:10 PM

    LONDON - With a police helicopter whirring above and armed officers on patrol, England and France soccer fans were mingling outside Wembley Stadium ahead of what should be an emotionally charged international friendly taking place four days after the deadly attacks in Paris. The atmosphere was calm on a... more »
  • Quick thinking may have averted massacre at Paris stadium

    November 17, 2015 1:04 PM

    SAINT-DENIS, France - The suicide bombers' explosive belts, packed with shrapnel, had been designed to kill and maim the crowds at the national stadium. But while their terrorist associates in the city center of Paris killed 128 people in gun and suicide bomb attacks, the three assailants who blew... more »
  • French hunt 2nd fugitive involved in attacks

    November 17, 2015 12:49 PM

    PARIS - French officials say they are seeking a second fugitive directly involved in the Paris attacks. Three officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to provide details about the ongoing investigation, said Tuesday that an analysis of the series of attacks on Nov. 13... more »
  • Quick thinking averted massacre at Paris stadium

    November 16, 2015 3:29 PM

    SAINT-DENIS, France - The suicide bombers' remains, clingy flecks of flesh spread in a 10-meter (yard) radius around where they exploded, were flushed down the drains of the city they sought to terrorize, washed away by municipal workers with detergent sprays and power hoses. All that's left of them now... more »
  • France's president seeks 3 month state of emergency

    November 16, 2015 11:08 AM

    PARIS - France's president says a bill to extend the country's state of emergency for three months will be presented to parliament on Wednesday. Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency following Friday night's attacks across the capital and at the Stade de France. Parliament must approve extending it.... more »
  • Baton Rouge residents remember victims in Paris attacks

    November 15, 2015 8:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people decided to spend their Sunday afternoon downtown honoring deceased victims of the Paris, France attacks. More than one hundred people were killed Friday evening at various places throughout the city, during a terrorist attack. People in Baton Rouge did their part to remember the... more »
  • France launches 'massive' airstrikes in Syria

    November 15, 2015 4:29 PM

    PARIS - A French defense official says the country has launched a "massive" series of airstrikes on the Islamic State group's de facto capital in Syria, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump. The ministry spokesman said Sunday that the strikes on Raqqa involved 12 aircraft, including 10... more »
  • US Muslim leaders condemn Paris attacks

    November 14, 2015 3:38 PM

    PARIS - Muslim leaders in the United States are condemning the attacks In Paris and offering condolences and prayers for the people of France. Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said "we are revolted by this heinous and despicable attack on civilian populations." He says... more »
  • "It's a horror," French president says of attacks in Paris

    November 13, 2015 4:36 PM

    PARIS - As the sun rose in France Saturday morning, the death toll was around 158 people in shootings and explosions around Paris. The attacks Friday - around 10 p.m. in France - were the deadliest violence there in decades. There were six attacks that involved either shootings or... more »
  • US airman who helped thwart French train attack is stabbed

    October 8, 2015 12:30 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who was hailed as a hero for helping to tackle a gunman and thwart a terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed in California and was in stable condition, an Air Force spokesman said Thursday. Lt. Col. Christopher... more »
  • Americans, Briton who thwarted attack get France's top honor

    August 24, 2015 7:56 AM

    PARIS- Three Americans and a British man who took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium have received France's top honor. French President Francois Hollande today pinned the Legion of Honor medal on U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and their years-long friend... more »
  • Wing fragment wrapped and ready for French investigators

    July 31, 2015 12:19 PM

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion - The wing fragment found on the island of Reunion is wrapped and ready to be loaded on a cargo flight for France, where experts are hoping to learn whether it comes from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Several uniformed officers loaded a large wooden crate into... more »
  • Froome wins 2nd Tour de France

    July 26, 2015 2:02 PM

    Resplendent in yellow and riding a canary yellow bike, Chris Froome has won his second Tour de France in three years, with a leisurely pedal into Paris to wrap up a spectacular three-week slog of furious racing that culminated with a thrilling late fight-back by the British rider's toughest rival,... more »
  • Search to resume at jetliner crash site

    March 25, 2015 2:11 AM

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - Crews are getting set for a second day of searching on an Alpine mountain side where a German jetliner crashed with no distress call on Tuesday, killing 150 people on board. Investigators are hoping a black box discovered among the debris will help them figure out what... more »
  • Officials: No survivors after plane crashes carrying 148 people

    March 24, 2015 6:12 AM

    PARIS, France - French President Francois Hollande says no survivors are likely in the Alpine crash of a passenger jet carrying 148 people. The Germanwings passenger jet crashed Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, French officials. Eric Ciotti, the head of the regional... more »
  • France: Tracking 100s believed to be in terror sleeper cells

    February 17, 2015 10:26 AM

    PARIS - France's top security official says the country is tracking hundreds of people believed to belong to possible sleeper cells for terror organizations. In an interview with The Associated Press, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve laid out the increasingly urgent question for intelligence services: How to identify when someone transforms... more »
  • Louisiana Legacy: Mardi Gras Costumes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 9, 2015 7:22 AM

    IOTA - A woman in Acadia Parish has been sewing and crafting Mardi Gras costumes for people in Louisiana and around the world for decades. Jackie Miller has even been inducted into the Louisiana Folklife Center Hall of Fame. For more than forty years, she's handmade more than 1,000... more »
  • French security forces to get better weapons to fight terror

    January 21, 2015 4:12 AM

    PARIS, France - France's prime minister says security forces will get better weapons and protection and the country will go on a hiring spree for 2,600 new counter-terrorism officers. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the government will spend 425 million euros ($490 million) on counter-terrorism over three years in response... more »
  • 15 arrested in Belgium terror sweep

    January 16, 2015 4:50 AM

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgian authorities say more than a dozen people have been detained in Belgium and two arrested in France in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in which two suspected terrorists were killed. Eric Van der Sypt, a Belgian federal magistrate, said Friday that a dozen searches had... more »
  • Kerry says trip to France about hugs, not apologies

    January 15, 2015 6:13 AM

    SOFIA, Bulgaria - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is not traveling to France later Thursday to apologize for the Obama administration's failure to send a senior official to last weekend's unity march, but rather to give "a big hug to Paris" in the wake of terrorist attacks... more »
  • France cracks down on hate speech; defiant paper sells out

    January 14, 2015 3:18 PM

    PARIS - France is ordering prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism. The Justice Ministry says 54 people have been arrested for those offenses since terror attacks left 20 dead in Paris last week, including three gunmen. Several have already been convicted under... more »
  • Turkish police check newspaper over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

    January 14, 2015 2:03 AM

    ANKARA, Turkey - A pro-secular Turkish newspaper says police stopped trucks as they left its printing center to check the paper's content after it decided to print a selection of Charlie Hebdo caricatures. Cumhuriyet newspaper says police allowed distribution of the newspaper to proceed on Wednesday after verifying that the... more »
  • France extends airstrikes in Iraq on Islamic State group

    January 13, 2015 11:55 AM

    PARIS - France's lower house of Parliament has approved extending French airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. The vote Tuesday came after France's worst terrorist attacks in decades last week. A man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group killed four people in a kosher market and a... more »
  • Charlie Hebdo plans unprecedented 3 million run of new issue

    January 13, 2015 3:14 AM

    PARIS, France - The surviving staff of Charlie Hebdo is putting out an unprecedented 3 million copies of its upcoming issue. According to the newspaper Liberation, which loaned out office space to the satirical weekly whose staff was decimated at the beginning of three days of terror attacks last Wednesday,... more »
  • Bodies of 4 Jewish victims of Paris attack arrive in Israel

    January 13, 2015 1:58 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The bodies of four Jewish victims of a Paris terror attack on a kosher supermarket have arrived in Israel for burial. The bodies were brought by plane that landed early Tuesday morning at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport outside of Tel Aviv. The burial was to take... more »
  • White House: US should have sent other officials to Paris

    January 12, 2015 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it erred in not sending a high-level official to an anti-terror march in Paris on Sunday. More than 40 world leaders attended the rally, which was aimed at showing unity following terror attacks by Islamic militants that left 17 people dead. The Obama administration... more »
  • France mobilizes 10,000 security forces after attacks

    January 12, 2015 3:40 AM

    PARIS, France - French security forces are mobilizing in their search for what the prime minister called a "probably accomplice" to three days of bloodshed and terror around the capital, as well as to try to ensure the safety of the French people. Manuel Valls said the search is urgent... more »
  • Kerry going to Paris for talks on extremist violence

    January 12, 2015 1:59 AM

    AHMEDABAD, India - Secretary of State John Kerry says he will travel to Paris this week for talks on countering extremist violence. Kerry will be in France on Thursday and Friday. The announcement of the trip comes as the Obama administration faces sharp criticism for not sending a senior official... more »
  • Official: France unity rallies attract at least 3.7 million

    January 11, 2015 6:54 PM

    PARIS - The French Interior Ministry says 3.7 million marched throughout France for an unprecedented rally to show unity in the face of terrorism after attacks that killed 17. The Interior Ministry said that an estimated 2.5 million marched across France in cities and towns Sunday, and between 1.2 and... more »
  • White House plans conference on countering violent extremism

    January 11, 2015 10:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House plans a conference next month on efforts to counter violent extremism - in light of this past week's shootings in France, and earlier attacks in Canada and Australia. The meeting will highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting... more »
  • US issues global travel warning after terror attacks

    January 9, 2015 5:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - The United States has issued a global travel warning after recent terror attacks in France, Australia and Canada. The alert comes hours after French police killed three hostage-takers in a pair of incidents. Two of the men are believed responsible for Wednesday's attack on a satirical magazine in... more »
  • Cornered French terror suspects want to be martyrs

    January 9, 2015 2:27 AM

    DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France - An official in the French town where two terror suspects are holed up with a hostage near a school tells The Associated Press that phone contact has been established with the men. A lawmaker inside the command post tells French television the men "want to die as... more »
  • Hunt for 2 in French shooting that killed 12; 1 surrenders

    January 8, 2015 2:03 AM

    PARIS, France - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says there were "several arrests" overnight in the hunt for two suspects in the deadly shooting at a satirical newspaper. In an interview with RTL radio Thursday, Valls said preventing another attack "is our main concern," as he explained why authorities released... more »
  • French president urges nation to stay united after attack

    January 7, 2015 6:27 PM

    PARIS - France's president has urged the nation to stay united as it hunts gunmen who killed 12 people at the office of a satirical newspaper. Speaking on national television Wednesday night about the slain journalists, Francois Hollande said, "They are today our heroes." The attack at the offices of... more »
  • Cool Schools: Lee Magnet High School check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 11, 2014 7:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Research shows there is a positive correlation between art education and students. At Lee Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, it is a way for students to express themselves. This year, students will have a change to showcase their artwork in Paris, France. That is why... more »
  • Search for tiger resumes near Disneyland Paris

    November 14, 2014 3:19 AM

    MONTEVRAIN, France - Security forces in France are guarding a school and combing woods near Disneyland Paris for a big feline eluding authorities for a second straight day. Despite a warning from the regional administration to stay indoors or in cars, parents walked their children to school as usual Friday... more »
  • Germany to face Brazil in World Cup semifinal

    July 4, 2014 5:11 PM

    FORTALEZA, Brazil - With victories on Friday in World Cup quarterfinals action, Brazil and Germany advance to the next round and will meet on the pitch next Tuesday. Brazil advanced to the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 12 years when they beat upstart Colombia 2-1 late... more »
  • US signals readiness to strike Syria

    August 27, 2013 3:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says any military action against Syria will be limited, and won't be aimed at forcing Bashar Assad from power. The administration is getting ready to declare formally that chemical weapons have been used in Syria's civil war. And White House spokesman Jay Carney says it... more »
  • Malian troops open France's Bastille Day parade

    July 14, 2013 11:07 AM

    PARIS - Troops from 13 African countries that took part in the French-led war against al-Qaida-linked extremists in Mali marched with the French military during the Bastille Day parade in Paris on Sunday to honor their role in the conflict. U.N. troops in blue berets who are helping to stabilize... more »
  • Brangelina in a bottle

    March 7, 2013 7:47 PM

    The first 6,000 bottles of Miraval Rose wine produced in southern France by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sold out in five hours. Its a joint venture between the couple and vintner Marc Perrin and the label on the back of the bottle reads "bottled by Jolie-Pitt and Perrin." The... more »
  • France vows deficit reduction track

    November 14, 2012 7:38 PM

    France vows to stay on its deficit-reduction track despite promising billions of euros in financial guarantees to state agencies and struggling companies. The government says it will cut its deficit by almost 5 percent largely thanks to borrowing at lower costs. France's slowing growth means the government has repeatedly cut... more »
  • Beer tax hard to swallow

    October 30, 2012 7:24 PM

    France plans a heavy tax on beer and its not being swallowed by brewers at home and in other countries. President Francois Hollande is spearheading legislation to increase taxes on beer by 160 percent to help fund struggling social programs. France is in an economic crisis. It would mean the... more »
  • France aghast at tweet by leader's partner

    June 12, 2012 8:06 PM

    French President Francois Hollande's girlfriend set the political establishment on its ear with a tweet of support for the man running against the mother of Hollande's children. Valerie Trierweiler's tweet went viral on the internet and dominated news programs. Her message of support for Olivier Falorni is seen as a... more »
  • French prosecutor: gunman suspected in killing spree shot in head

    March 22, 2012 7:19 AM

    Update: French prosecutor says gunman suspected in killing spree shot in the head. TOULOUSE, France - The French interior minister says the suspect a killing spree has died after jumping from his apartment window after police stormed his apartment following a 32 hour standoff. The minister says the suspect,... more »
  • France Recalls Ambassador to Iran

    November 30, 2011 8:00 PM

    As a protest, France recalled its ambassador to Iran after an attack on the British Embassy in Tehran. The French Foreign Ministry says France was moved to act "in the face of this flagrant and unacceptable violation of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations and the gravity of the violence."... more »
  • Ride 2 Recovery takes off

    June 29, 2011 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sgt. Mike McNaughton is just one of more than 120 wounded warriors taking part in Ride 2 Recovery's mission to France. The group will spend time touring historic sites from World War II. "It's one thing to read a book and watch a movie, but to have... more »

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