Artist arrested for posing naked beside painting of a nude in Paris museum

Jan 18, 2016

Artist arrested for posing naked beside painting of a nude in Paris museum

A woman has been arrested for indecent exposure after lying down naked in Paris’s Musee d’Orsay in front of Edouard Manet’s similarly nude painting of the prostitute Olympia, her lawyer said Sunday. Museum-goers were enjoying an exhibition entitled “Splendor and Misery: Images of Prostitution ...

Jan 15, 2016

French identify another Paris attacker via DNA from body parts

French investigators have confirmed that Belgian-Moroccan Chakib Akrouh, who blew himself up when trapped by police on Nov. 18, was the third member of the three-man unit that killed dozens of cafegoers during a multipronged Islamist attack on Paris days earlier. The confirmation by ...

Jan 15, 2016

Drug approval: How does it work?

The process of vetting experimental drugs is designed, with safety in mind, to be cautiously meticulous. Still, things sometimes go wrong, as in France where the authorities announced Friday that tests with a candidate painkiller left one person brain-dead and five in hospital. This ...

Jan 15, 2016

One person brain-dead after French drugs trial

A “serious accident” during a drugs trial in France has left one person brain-dead and five hospitalized, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said Friday. She said the six had been taking part in a “trial of an oral medication being developed by a European laboratory” ...