Sep 1, 2016

Bonito flake firm opens factory in France

Gourmets in Europe may soon taste a difference in dishes at local Japanese restaurants as the production of authentic katsuobushi — or dried bonito flakes, a crucial ingredient in Japanese cuisine — will shortly begin in France. Makurazaki France Katsuobushi Co., a company headquartered ...

French volunteer pair in 20s found slain on isle off Madagascar

Aug 22, 2016

French volunteer pair in 20s found slain on isle off Madagascar

Two young French volunteers found dead on Sunday on an island off the northeast coast of Madagascar were likely murdered, authorities said. Local Mayor Bessaou Ismak Ado Crophe on the resort island of Sainte Marie told AFP both bodies showed signs of head trauma, ...

Heath grabs gold in 200-meter single kayak sprint

Aug 20, 2016

Heath grabs gold in 200-meter single kayak sprint

When the Olympic title holder in the men’s 200-meter single kayak sprint didn’t qualify for the Rio games another Briton stepped in. Liam Heath beat Maxime Beaumont of France in a furious sprint Saturday to keep the gold medal in British hands. Heath completed ...

Aug 17, 2016

Tesla investigating Model S inferno during France test drive

Pioneering U.S. electric car firm Tesla said Tuesday it was probing an incident in which one of its Model S sedans caught fire while undergoing a test drive in France. “We are working with the authorities to determine the circumstances of the incident and ...

'Islam for Dummies': IS recruits have poor grasp of faith

| Aug 16, 2016

'Islam for Dummies': IS recruits have poor grasp of faith

The jihadi employment form asked the new recruits to rate their knowledge of Islam on a scale of one to three. And the Islamic State group applicants, herded into a hangar somewhere at the Syria-Turkey border, turned out to be overwhelmingly deemed ignorant. The ...

Beach clashes lead to third French burqini ban

Aug 16, 2016

Beach clashes lead to third French burqini ban

A mayor on the French island of Corsica on Monday announced the nation’s third ban on burqinis, following weekend clashes allegedly sparked by a row over the full-body Islamic swimsuit. The announcement by the mayor of the village of Sisco follows similar prohibitions in ...