Aug 27, 2016

Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

France’s top administrative court Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims. The ruling ...

French volunteer pair in 20s found slain on isle off Madagascar

Aug 22, 2016

French volunteer pair in 20s found slain on isle off Madagascar

Two young French volunteers found dead on Sunday on an island off the northeast coast of Madagascar were likely murdered, authorities said. Local Mayor Bessaou Ismak Ado Crophe on the resort island of Sainte Marie told AFP both bodies showed signs of head trauma, ...

Heath grabs gold in 200-meter single kayak sprint

Aug 20, 2016

Heath grabs gold in 200-meter single kayak sprint

When the Olympic title holder in the men’s 200-meter single kayak sprint didn’t qualify for the Rio games another Briton stepped in. Liam Heath beat Maxime Beaumont of France in a furious sprint Saturday to keep the gold medal in British hands. Heath completed ...

U.S. runs past France, will face Spain in final

Aug 19, 2016

U.S. runs past France, will face Spain in final

It’s rare to see the U.S. women’s basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they’ve had Sue Bird running the show for over a decade. With the starting point guard sidelined with a knee injury, the Americans were out of sorts for a ...

Aug 17, 2016

Tesla investigating Model S inferno during France test drive

Pioneering U.S. electric car firm Tesla said Tuesday it was probing an incident in which one of its Model S sedans caught fire while undergoing a test drive in France. “We are working with the authorities to determine the circumstances of the incident and ...