French particle accelerator to target 'exotic' nuclei

Nov 3, 2016

French particle accelerator to target 'exotic' nuclei

Long thought to be the smallest building blocks of all matter, we now know atoms are themselves composed of electrons spinning around a nucleus made of protons and neutrons. But where do nuclei come from? How are they forged? Which forces govern their behavior? ...

Hollande admits France's WWII role in internment of Roma

Oct 30, 2016

Hollande admits France's WWII role in internment of Roma

President Francois Hollande acknowledged Saturday France’s “broad responsibility” for the internment of thousands of Roma by the World War II Vichy regime and in the early months of the postwar government. “The day has come, and this truth must be told,” Hollande said on ...

France finishes clearing Calais 'Jungle' camp of migrants

Oct 27, 2016

France finishes clearing Calais 'Jungle' camp of migrants

French authorities said on Wednesday they had finished clearing the “Jungle” shanty town outside Calais built by migrants who had hoped to cross to Britain but who are now mostly being dispersed around France. The operation passed off peacefully for the most part, though ...

Five dead as French reconnaissance plane crashes in Malta

Oct 24, 2016

Five dead as French reconnaissance plane crashes in Malta

A French-chartered plane monitoring trafficking activity in the Mediterranean crashed in a ball of flames at Malta’s international airport Monday, killing all five people on board, officials said. The plane, which had been chartered by French customs, plummeted into the ground shortly after takeoff ...

Work begins to clear 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais

Oct 24, 2016

Work begins to clear 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais

France began clearing the sprawling “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais on Monday, with hundreds carrying suitcases queuing outside a hangar to be resettled in reception centres across the country. The first buses departed less than an hour after immigration workers started the operation and ...

France bestows Legion of Honor on film director Takeshi Kitano

Oct 19, 2016

France bestows Legion of Honor on film director Takeshi Kitano

The French government has named Japanese film director Takeshi Kitano as a recipient of the Legion of Honor for his impact on contemporary arts, his office said Tuesday. Kitano, 69, will be named an Officier, the fourth-ranked honor in the L’ordre National de la ...