IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Aug 27, 2014

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was on Wednesday placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister. In a statement after a fourth round of questioning before magistrates, ...

Philippine de Rothschild, grande dame of wine, dies at 80

Aug 25, 2014

Philippine de Rothschild, grande dame of wine, dies at 80

Philippine de Rothschild, an energetic and self-certain grande dame of Bordeaux wine who halted an acting career to run vineyards owned by the family dynasty, has died, her company said Sunday. She was 80. She died Friday in Paris “from the effects of a ...

Aug 23, 2014

Two French girls are investigated as would-be jihadi fighters

Two French girls, ages 15 and 17, have been captured by a security net that authorities are using to ferret out citizens who are considering traveling to other countries to join jihads. The action is one example of how France is taking judicial action ...

Aug 14, 2014

Giant bronze statue to French WWI soldiers is stolen

A memorial to soldiers killed in World War I has been stolen from its pedestal in a French town. Veterans Minister Kader Arif said Wednesday that the theft of the monument in the northern town of Craonne in the Aisne region is an “insult ...

Six French climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

Aug 14, 2014

Six French climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

Six French climbers died in a fall on France’s Mont Blanc after a night of snow and wind on Western Europe’s tallest mountain, officials said Wednesday. August is the height of the climbing season on Mont Blanc, where even in the warmest months storms ...

Aug 10, 2014

Nasri announces he's finished playing for France

Manchester City’s French midfielder Samir Nasri has decided to quit international soccer over a breakdown in his relationship with national coach Didier Deschamps and the French media. The 27-year-old playmaker won the Premier League last season with City but was left out of the ...

Migrants clash in France as camp tensions soar

Aug 6, 2014

Migrants clash in France as camp tensions soar

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 sweltering heat in France’s port city ...

Jul 30, 2014

Japan wants France-Russia warship deal quashed

The government on Tuesday expressed “strong concern” about the planned sale of French helicopter carriers to Russia, joining some EU countries in opposing the deal as the West believes Russia has failed to meet international demands to end violence in Ukraine. President Francois Hollande ...