Attending Normandy anniversary not always a presidential tradition

Jun 6, 2014

Attending Normandy anniversary not always a presidential tradition

President Barack Obama is the fourth sitting president to attend a D-Day anniversary observance in Normandy and the only one to visit the site of the Allied invasion twice during his presidency for an anniversary. It was not always a presidential tradition. Ronald Reagan ...

France lifts restrictions on D-Day video coverage

Jun 5, 2014

France lifts restrictions on D-Day video coverage

France on Wednesday dropped restrictions on live video coverage of ceremonies this week marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, ensuring that millions of viewers across the world will be able to watch the event as it unfolds. The French president’s ...

Russia's Putin dominates G-7 summit in absentia

Jun 5, 2014

Russia's Putin dominates G-7 summit in absentia

Russian President Vladimir Putin was kept out of Wednesday’s summit of world leaders but dominated the meeting as President Barack Obama and his counterparts from the G-7 group of major economies sought the Kremlin chief’s renewed cooperation to end the Ukraine crisis. French President ...

Frenchman recalls D-Day invasion as a U.S. soldier

Jun 4, 2014

Frenchman recalls D-Day invasion as a U.S. soldier

When he left Paris at age 18, the plan was to go to New York for a year and learn his father’s sewing machine trade. Six years later, Bernard Dargols found himself crossing the English Channel in a U.S. Army uniform, sloshing ashore on ...

Jun 4, 2014

World prepares final salute to D-Day heroes

They are on their way again. Seventy years on, the dwindling band of D-Day survivors are making what, for all but a few of them, will be one last pilgrimage to the beaches of Normandy. At the time, many of them were too young ...

Young Cousteau to live underwater for month

Jun 2, 2014

Young Cousteau to live underwater for month

Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his grandfather Jacques’ films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he is adding to his family’s sea stories with a 31-day underwater expedition in the Florida Keys. Cousteau dove Sunday to Aquarius Reef Base, ...

Jun 2, 2014

Tokyo, Hanoi unite on defense ties

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and his Vietnamese counterpart, Gen. Phung Quang Thanh, agreed Sunday to strengthen defense cooperation amid alarm in both countries over China’s maritime assertiveness in the East China and South China seas. “We need to send a joint message among parties ...

Suspect in Jewish museum killings went to Syria

Jun 2, 2014

Suspect in Jewish museum killings went to Syria

A suspected French jihadist who spent time in Syria is under arrest, suspected of shooting three people dead at a Jewish museum in Belgium, prosecutors said Sunday, crystallizing fears that European radicals will parlay their experiences fighting overseas into terrorism back home. When Mehdi ...

May 27, 2014

France's white-collar workers face stress, even suicide, at the office

France’s white-collar workers are facing an increasing number of “brutal” psychological risks in the workplace, critics say, citing workplace pressure and harassment. Despite its famously generous labor laws, France is also witnessing depression, long-term illnesses, professional burnout and even suicide among its service sector ...