France arrests 15-year-old boy for planning 'imminent' Paris attack

Sep 12, 2016

France arrests 15-year-old boy for planning 'imminent' Paris attack

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Paris suspected of preparing imminent “violent action,” two judicial sources said, the second alleged plot with links to the Islamic State group discovered in France over the last week. Last Sunday, a car loaded with gas cylinders ...

Mont Blanc cable cars stop, stranding 110 over Alps

Sep 9, 2016

Mont Blanc cable cars stop, stranding 110 over Alps

A series of cable cars became stuck over the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps, trapping 110 people who were being evacuated by helicopter on Thursday, French officials said. Chamonix Mayor Eric Fournier said that “there’s nothing fundamentally to fear.” Fournier, who spoke to ...

Sep 6, 2016

France warns IS fighters could flee Libya to Tunisia, Egypt

Islamic State group fighters could flee to Egypt or Tunisia after being flushed from their former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Monday. “We should begin to look seriously at the question of the spread of the terrorists once ...

19th-century wine a hit at Hong Kong auction

Sep 3, 2016

19th-century wine a hit at Hong Kong auction

Some 2,000 bottles of vintage French burgundy wine from the venerable Maison Bouchard Pere et Fils, including one from 1846, were snapped up at a Hong Kong auction Saturday. The 1846 vintage, from the Meursault-Charmes region, sold for HK$134,750 ($17,451) — far exceeding a ...