Dec 22, 2016

Argentina finishes year atop FIFA world rankings

Lionel Messi’s beaten Copa America finalist Argentina ends the year at the top of FIFA’s world rankings while France, defeated in the Euro 2016 final, was named “mover of the year.” Argentina finishes 2016 out in front of archrival Brazil to inherit the “team ...

Australia formally inks mega-deal to buy French submarines

Dec 20, 2016

Australia formally inks mega-deal to buy French submarines

Australia on Tuesday signed a mega-deal to purchase a fleet of next-generation submarines from France, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hailing the vessels’ “cutting-edge technology.” French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian inked the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) in Adelaide that will see French shipbuilder DCNS ...

Dec 19, 2016

Australia and France to seal next generation sub deal

France and Australia will sign a multibillion dollar deal — which Paris has billed as the “contract of the century” — for 12 state-of-the-art submarines, their defense ministers said Monday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and France’s Minister of Defense, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will ink ...

Dec 16, 2016

Russia election hacking seen a major threat in U.S., Europe

U.S. allegations that Russia hacked political party computers and leaked documents to sabotage the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton have echoes in Europe, where both France and Germany plan elections in 2017. Here is what officials are saying about the Russian cyberthreat: United States ...

EgyptAir crash victims bore traces of explosives: Cairo

Dec 16, 2016

EgyptAir crash victims bore traces of explosives: Cairo

Traces of explosives have been found on victims’ remains from an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean in May killing all 66 people on board, Egypt’s aviation ministry said Thursday. An official investigative committee that made the discovery has referred the case to ...