U.K. royals to mark Somme centenary in France

Jul 1, 2016

U.K. royals to mark Somme centenary in France

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, were on Thursday set to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, the deadliest battle in British history, in which 20,000 men died on the first day of combat alone. The royal couple, accompanied ...

Griezmann scores twice as France advances to quarterfinals

Jun 27, 2016

Griezmann scores twice as France advances to quarterfinals

France, Germany and Belgium secured places in the quarterfinals of the European Championship on Sunday as three of the pre-tournament favorites lived up to their promise. There was a scare for the host nation after Ireland scored a second minute penalty, but Antoine Griezmann ...

Climate change implicated in France floods

Jun 25, 2016

Climate change implicated in France floods

The torrential rain that caused flooding in France recently bore the unmistakable fingerprint of climate change, according to research recently submitted to a scientific journal. Global warming, especially in the past 50 years, had almost doubled the likelihood of the kind of three-day downpour ...

Switzerland joins host France in final 16

Jun 20, 2016

Switzerland joins host France in final 16

France and Switzerland settled for a 0-0 draw that suited both sides, while Albania staked its claim to a place in the last 16 of the European Championship by eliminating Romania in a 1-0 victory on Sunday. Two years ago in Brazil, France overran ...

Jun 18, 2016

California surpasses France as world's sixth-largest economy

California is now the sixth-largest economy in the world, surpassing France, thanks to a robust state economy and a strong U.S. dollar. California was the world’s eighth-largest economy in 2014, Irena Asmundson, chief economist of the California Department of Finance, said in a phone ...

France moves into next round after victory over Albania

Jun 16, 2016

France moves into next round after victory over Albania

The French progressed to the second round of the European Championship they’re hosting with a 2-0 win over Albania, keeping their supporters and coach Didier Deschamps on edge right to the end on Wednesday. For the second successive match, France left it late to ...