Medals of Nazi-executed glamorous WWII spy fetch record price

Jul 23, 2015

Medals of Nazi-executed glamorous WWII spy fetch record price

Medals awarded to a glamorous World War II heroine fetched a record price at auction on Wednesday, reviving memories of the spy whose exploits earned her one of Britain’s most prestigious honors. Violette Szabo’s George Cross and other medals sold for £312,000 ($446,691), including ...

Jul 16, 2015

France foils 'terror' attack on military

France has foiled a “terrorist” plot to capture and decapitate a member of its armed forces, officials said, underscoring the threat the country faces six months after the Islamist attacks in Paris. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said security forces had staged dawn raids on ...

Jul 11, 2015

France lets police wear beards and tattoos, within limits

French police officers have been given approval to sport beards and tattoos on the job so long as they respect certain conditions, officials said Friday. Responding to a police officers’ union request, officials said French cops may wear beards on duty “as long as ...

Jul 8, 2015

200 detonators, explosives stolen from French military site

At least one thief sneaked into a French military munitions compound and made off with a stash of detonators, grenades and explosives, officials said Tuesday, stoking security concerns in a country reeling from recent attacks by extremists. French authorities were investigating the mystery theft ...

France rebuffs alleged request for asylum by WikiLeaks chief

Jul 4, 2015

France rebuffs alleged request for asylum by WikiLeaks chief

The French government, reacting to a letter from Julian Assange, said Friday it would not give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, only for his lawyers to claim he had never sought it in the first place. “France cannot act on his request,” President Francois Hollande’s ...