18-hour 'unprecedented' jihadi hack ends; French TV station back live on air

Apr 10, 2015

18-hour 'unprecedented' jihadi hack ends; French TV station back live on air

France’s TV5Monde television channel resumed full operations Thursday, 18 hours after an “unprecedented” hack by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants, who shut down transmissions and hijacked its website and social networks. Authorities said the hack was likely a “terrorist act” and urged media companies to ...

Apr 9, 2015

Turkish journalists face jail for Charlie Hebdo cartoon

A Turkish prosecutor is seeking prison terms for two journalists who republished the cover of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo featuring an image of the Prophet Mohammed, their newspaper said on Wednesday. Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Cetinkaya, columnists at Cumhuriyet daily, both face ...

Documents on Rwanda genocide declassified by Paris

Apr 8, 2015

Documents on Rwanda genocide declassified by Paris

France on Tuesday declassified documents in the presidential archives relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which Kigali accuses Paris of having an indirect role. A decision to declassify the papers was signed on Tuesday and concerns “documents in the Elysee relating to Rwanda ...

WWI graffiti in France reveals trench soldiers' experience

Apr 6, 2015

WWI graffiti in France reveals trench soldiers' experience

A headlamp cuts through the darkness of a rough-hewn passage 100 feet underground to reveal an inscription: “James Cockburn 8th Durham L.I.” It’s cut so clean it could have been left yesterday. Only the date next to it — April 1, 1917 — roots ...

Apr 5, 2015

EU found 'issues' with German aviation regulator

A European regulator found “issues” with Germany’s aviation authority in a regular review of air safety enforcement, the European Commission said on Saturday. Its statement did not say when the review was carried out, but the Wall Street Journal said the commission told Berlin ...

Apr 5, 2015

Cleaners accused of sweeping up elderly sisters' fortune

Two cleaners who worked for a pair of elderly sisters have been accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of euros the women kept in cash in their home near Lyon in central France, a judicial source said Saturday. The cleaners, men ages 41 and ...