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 ...

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 ...

French ID second church attacker; police had warning about him

Jul 28, 2016

French ID second church attacker; police had warning about him

French officials on Thursday identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass, saying he’s a 19-year-old from eastern France who was spotted last month in Turkey as he supposedly headed to Syria — but who returned to France instead. The ...