Feb 11, 2015

France taking detailed look at terrorist recruitment propaganda

France is looking at the sophisticated propaganda, indoctrination and other methods used to recruit terrorists, including social media and video games, as part of its wide-ranging campaign to eradicate “the devastating force of terrorism,” Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said Tuesday. She told an open ...

French baby-swap families win €2 million in damages

Feb 11, 2015

French baby-swap families win €2 million in damages

Two French families whose babies were switched at birth more than 20 years ago won nearly €2 million in compensation on Tuesday. A court in the southern town of Grasse ordered the clinic at the center of the mix-up in the French Riviera city ...

Former IMF head Strauss-Kahn testifies in French sex trial

Feb 10, 2015

Former IMF head Strauss-Kahn testifies in French sex trial

Feminist activists threw themselves on Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s car in protest Tuesday as the ex-IMF chief, once tipped to become French president, arrived at court to testify over his alleged role in sex parties with prostitutes. Several topless protesters from the FEMEN group wore slogans ...

Feb 6, 2015

Japanese Ebola drug works: France

The French National Institute of Health and Medical Research said Thursday that clinical trials of the Japanese influenza drug Avigan Tablet, also known as Favipiravir, are showing encouraging results on Ebola patients in Guinea. The office of the French president was informed of the ...

Call girls help close business deals

Feb 6, 2015

Call girls help close business deals

The trial of former French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn and several businessmen on pimping charges has shone a light on the world of high-end prostitution in which sex is often used to sweeten business deals. “I was considered a VIP and offered as a ...

Feb 6, 2015

France airstrikes 'neutralize' 50 Islamic State fighters in Iraq: army

French fighter jets have “neutralized” 50 Islamic State group militants, along with several vehicles in recent days in Iraq, the army said in a statement on Thursday. The vehicles were destroyed in an unplanned “opportunistic strike” on Wednesday, the statement on the past week’s ...

Nation's first astronaut, Chiaki Mukai, honored by France

Feb 4, 2015

Nation's first astronaut, Chiaki Mukai, honored by France

Astronaut Chiaki Mukai was awarded France’s highest honor, the Legion of Honor, on Tuesday for her contributions to strengthening cooperation between France and Japan in the field of space exploration. Mukai, 62, became Japan’s first female astronaut when she boarded the space shuttle Columbia ...

DSK sex scandal maid now New York restaurant owner

Feb 4, 2015

DSK sex scandal maid now New York restaurant owner

The hotel maid who four years ago accused then-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault — a sensational case that left his career in tatters —is now running a New York restaurant. The six-minute encounter in May 2011 between Nafissatou Diallo and one of ...