Nov 15, 2014

France's 'tiger' may turn out to be a lynx

Police and military forces involved in a two-day search for a wild animal roaming through the countryside east of Paris have come to one conclusion: it is not a tiger. One theory is that it could be a lynx, an extinct cat that was ...

Police hunt for tiger on the loose near Paris

Nov 14, 2014

Police hunt for tiger on the loose near Paris

Police and firefighters were desperately hunting for a tiger on the loose near Paris Thursday after a local resident spotted the fearsome animal in a parking lot and sounded the alert, authorities said. Backed up by a helicopter overhead, firefighters armed with tranquilizing guns ...

Napoleon's famous bicorn hat goes on auction block

Nov 13, 2014

Napoleon's famous bicorn hat goes on auction block

Napoleon Bonaparte’s famous bicorn hat is up for auction and on display next to the chateau where the French general lived when he wasn’t leading troops into battle across Europe. The hat’s black felt is a little weathered by age and use, though no ...

Nov 7, 2014

Flamenco guitarist Manitas de Plata dead at 93

Iconic flamenco guitarist Manitas de Plata, who sold nearly 100 million records worldwide and broke boundaries for Gypsy musicians, has died in southern France. He was 93. De Plata died in a Montpellier retirement home early Wednesday surrounded by his extended family, his great ...

Oct 31, 2014

French town bans clown disguises after assaults

A small town outside Montpellier in southern France has banned people from disguising themselves as clowns from the streets — especially on Halloween. This week’s decision by Mayor Pierre Dudieuzere of Vendargues follows a series of incidents around France in which people dressed as ...