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  • 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 »
  • What's in a Name?

    November 10, 2010 7:33 PM

    A judge in France says the car company Renault can name its new car Zoe even though the parents of two girls named Zoe Renault sued to stop it. The lawyer for the parents says, "First names are for humans", and says they shouldn't be co-opted by multinational companies to... more »
  • Centenary professor to be honorary French consul

    October 6, 2010 6:46 AM

    A French professor at Centenary College will be the new honorary consul of France. The Ambassador of France to the United States, Pierre Vimont, will install Dana Kress in a ceremony on Oct. 14. Kress was named to the honorary position by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs,... more »
  • Officials think bin Ladin involved in Europe plot

    October 1, 2010 12:50 PM

    U.S. counterterrorism officials say they believe that senior al-Qaida leaders, including Osama bin Laden, are involved in the latest terror plot against European cities. The multi-pronged scope of the emerging plan - which was to launch coordinated shooting sprees or attacks in Britain, France and Germany - is an... more »
  • Police find corpses of 8 newborns in French home

    July 28, 2010 12:28 PM

    A French judicial official says police have found the corpses of eight newborn babies on the property of a home on a village in northern France. The official said Wednesday that the parents of the babies have been detained, and that the corpses were found on two different parts... more »
  • Tuesday World Cup scores

    June 22, 2010 4:17 PM

    Four World Cup games were in action today. Tournament host South Africa was first in action defeating France 2-1. However despite the victory, South Africa became the first host nation to be knocked out of the World Cup during the group stage. In game 2, Uruguay edged a win... more »
  • France may sell warships to Russia

    March 1, 2010 8:19 PM

    France and Russia are in talks toward a possible sale of four French warships to Moscow which would be the biggest sale of weapons by a NATO country to a former member of the Soviet Block. It sparked some concern among other NATO countries and Georgia. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev... more »
  • US, UK and France tell Iran to open nuke site

    September 25, 2009 8:03 AM

    President Barack Obama and the leaders of Britain and France are publicly demanding that Iran open up a secret nuclear fuel facility to international inspectors. Led by Obama at the site of the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown joined the United... more »

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