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 ...

Dec 10, 2016

U.S. allies in Europe caution Trump over Syria strategy

Key U.S. allies in Europe are quietly expressing concern over U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s approach to Syria, warning that his pledge to work more closely with Russia, Damascus’ main backer, will do little to diminish the terrorist threat emanating from Syria. The diplomatic persuasion ...

France to unveil copy of landmark prehistoric art cave

Dec 9, 2016

France to unveil copy of landmark prehistoric art cave

The last of four boys who discovered the Lascaux cave paintings, a stunning display of prehistoric art in southwest France, will visit a new replica of the site Saturday. Simon Coencas, now 89, will join President Francois Hollande for the inauguration of the display ...

French ex-minister who fought tax evasion jailed for tax fraud

Dec 8, 2016

French ex-minister who fought tax evasion jailed for tax fraud

A former minister who led a French government crackdown on tax evasion was sentenced to three years in jail on Thursday for hiding an offshore bank account of his own, in a scandal that deeply embarrassed President Francois Hollande. A Paris court found Jerome ...

WWII sacrifice of 'Free French' defending Hong Kong

Dec 8, 2016

WWII sacrifice of 'Free French' defending Hong Kong

Seventy-five years ago, a handful of idealistic “Free French” took up arms to defend the British colony of Hong Kong in a futile battle against Japanese invaders. But their sacrifice, though largely unknown in their homeland, is not forgotten in Asia. There are six ...

2016 'year zero' of virtual reality revolution, filmmakers say

Dec 8, 2016

2016 'year zero' of virtual reality revolution, filmmakers say

The first wave of virtual reality cinemas, heralding what their creators claim will be an entertainment revolution, rolls out across the world this month. The first screening room in France opened Wednesday and several others are promised for Beijing, Shanghai and Los Angeles in ...