French data show possible debris from Malaysia jetliner

Mar 24, 2014

French data show possible debris from Malaysia jetliner

France provided new satellite data Sunday showing possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as searchers combing a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean tried without success to locate a pallet that could be a key clue in solving one of the ...

Mar 22, 2014

Man admits to '99 theft of Rembrandt

A Frenchman has claimed responsibility for the theft of a Rembrandt painting worth millions that was stolen from a French museum in 1999 and recovered last week, a source said Friday. The 43-year-old from Lot-et-Garonne in southwest France told police he had stolen the ...

Paris set to get first female mayor

Mar 19, 2014

Paris set to get first female mayor

It’s a battle guaranteed to make history. A fiery, “killer” former minister and the left-wing daughter of Spanish immigrants are vying to become the first female mayor of Paris. The two women have for months been engaged in a fierce duel to try and ...

French Pantheon to add two women

Feb 23, 2014

French Pantheon to add two women

President Francois Hollande on Friday ordered the remains of four Resistance fighters moved to the Pantheon, including those of two women, after outcries over the domination of men at the monument. Hollande said the remains of the two women, Germaine Tillion and Genevieve de ...

Feb 18, 2014

Man arrested in murder of British family in French Alps

French police on Tuesday arrested a 48-year-old man as part of their investigation into the 2012 murders of a British-Iraqi family and a cyclist in the Alps, the local prosecutor said. Annecy prosecutor Eric Maillaud said the man, from the Haute-Savoie region, was placed ...

Obama, Hollande speak out on Iran sanctions

Feb 12, 2014

Obama, Hollande speak out on Iran sanctions

President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to come down like “a ton of bricks” on firms that violate sanctions against Iran, speaking at a joint news conference with French President Francois Hollande, who defended a trip by French businesses executives to Tehran. The United States ...

Two killed as boulder derails popular train in French Alps

Feb 10, 2014

Two killed as boulder derails popular train in French Alps

Two women were killed when a massive falling boulder hit a passing train in the French Alps on Saturday, leaving one of its carriages dangling precariously off a steep, snow-covered embankment. Eight people were injured in the accident, which took place as the train ...