France in shock after beating of Roma teen

Jun 18, 2014

France in shock after beating of Roma teen

The brutal beating by vigilantes of a Roma teenager who is now fighting for his life has left France in shock, with President Francois Hollande on Tuesday calling the assault “unspeakable and unjustifiable.” Accused of robbery, the 16-year-old was dragged into a basement in ...

France cruises past Honduras

Jun 16, 2014

France cruises past Honduras

Karim Benzema scored twice and created a third that was confirmed by goal-line technology as France eased into its World Cup campaign with a 3-0 victory over Honduras on Sunday. The convincing victory €— albeit against a 10-man team for more than 45 minutes ...

Le Pen hits dad for Holocaust pun

Jun 9, 2014

Le Pen hits dad for Holocaust pun

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN), rebuked her father and former party head on Sunday for remarks reviving allegations of anti-Semitism after a major poll victory. Le Pen, who took over the anti-immigrant and anti-EU party from Jean-Marie Le Pen ...

Jun 7, 2014

Missing U.K. pensioner found attending French D-Day events

An 89-year-old British World War II veteran who went missing from his retirement home was found in France enjoying a D-Day anniversary get-together with former comrades, police said Friday. Bernard Jordan slipped out of The Pines care home in the seaside town of Hove, ...

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 ...