Aug 27, 2015

French woman wins disability grant for 'gadget allergy'

A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman claiming to suffer from a debilitating allergy to electromagnetic radiation from everyday gadgets such as cellphones. The applicant, Marine Richard, 39, hailed the ruling as a “breakthrough” for people afflicted by electromagnetic hypersensitivity ...

Train passengers who overpowered gunman get France's highest honor

Aug 24, 2015

Train passengers who overpowered gunman get France's highest honor

President Francois Hollande is set to bestow France’s highest honor Monday on a group of Americans and a Briton who have been hailed as heroes for overpowering a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train. Anti-terror investigators are questioning the alleged attacker, 25-year-old Ayoub El-Khazzani, ...

Americans subdue gunman on Paris-bound high-speed train

Aug 22, 2015

Americans subdue gunman on Paris-bound high-speed train

A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before American passengers subdued him, according to officials and one of the Americans involved. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking in Arras in northern France, where ...

Aug 21, 2015

French far-right party excludes founder Jean-Marie Le Pen

Jean-Marie Le Pen, who co-founded France’s far-right National Front, was excluded from his party on Thursday following a disciplinary hearing for belittling the Holocaust and insulting party leaders. He quickly said he would contest the move in court. The decision regarding a figure who ...

Aug 9, 2015

World's priciest wine is rare Burgundy at $15,195 a bottle

France’s famous Burgundy region has a double reason to celebrate, with a rare vintage from the area emerging as the world’s most expensive wine just after the region was named a U.N. world heritage site. Richebourg Grand Cru sells at a whopping $15,195 (€14,254) ...