French vineyards revive horse-drawn plows

Aug 14, 2016

French vineyards revive horse-drawn plows

The sight of a large, lumbering horse pulling a plow through a vineyard may seem like a time warp, but hundreds of French winegrowers have returned to the centuries-old practice. “It’s a picture postcard image,” said oenologist Gilles de Revel, adding that the renaissance ...

Four dead as wildfires race toward Marseille, rage across Portugal

Aug 11, 2016

Four dead as wildfires race toward Marseille, rage across Portugal

Fires whipped by high winds ravaged swaths of southern France and Portugal on Wednesday, killing at least four people, burning scores of homes and forcing the evacuation of thousands, including tourists. In France, multiple fires formed a column marching toward the Mediterranean port city ...

Solo shines in record 200th game

Aug 7, 2016

Solo shines in record 200th game

Love her or hate her, Hope Solo’s dominance as a goalkeeper is undeniable. Solo came up big in her 200th international appearance as the United States fought off France 1-0 on Saturday in an Olympic group match at Mineirao Stadium. And she did it ...

French PM moots temporary ban on foreign-funded mosques

Jul 29, 2016

French PM moots temporary ban on foreign-funded mosques

France’s prime minister said Friday he would consider a temporary ban on foreign financing of mosques, urging a “new model” for relations with Islam after a spate of jihadi attacks. Manuel Valls, under fire for perceived security lapses around the attacks, also admitted a ...