Apr 25, 2017

Japan submits bid for Osaka to host 2025 World Expo

The government has filed the city of Osaka as a candidate to host the 2025 World Exposition, facing off against what will likely be a tough rival bid from France. The bid was filed Monday with the Bureau International des Expositions in Paris. The ...

EU has no 'Plan B' if French voters deliver upset

/ Apr 23, 2017

EU has no 'Plan B' if French voters deliver upset

The European Union has no special plan if the two anti-EU candidates reach the final round of France’s election on Sunday, diplomats said, leaving the bloc to brace itself and hope for a centrist victor. Even without a shock outcome, Brussels worries that neither ...

Champs Elysees shooter was focus of anti-terror probe

Apr 21, 2017

Champs Elysees shooter was focus of anti-terror probe

A man who shot dead a policeman on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Thursday was the focus of an anti-terrorism probe with a history of attempting to kill officers, sources close to the investigation said. Raids took place at the 39-year-old’s Paris suburb ...

French presidential hopefuls hold Paris rallies

/ Apr 18, 2017

French presidential hopefuls hold Paris rallies

As France’s unpredictable presidential campaign nears its finish with no clear front-runner, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen hope to rally big crowds in Paris with their rival visions for Europe’s future. Meanwhile, far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, enjoying a late ...

France seeks new life sentence for Carlos the Jackal

Mar 27, 2017

France seeks new life sentence for Carlos the Jackal

Carlos the Jackal, already serving two life sentences for murder, should be given a third life term for a deadly 1974 bombing in Paris, a French prosecutor said Monday. The Venezuelan self-styled revolutionary, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, denies the grenade attack ...

Letter bomb explodes at France office of IMF, injuring one

Mar 16, 2017

Letter bomb explodes at France office of IMF, injuring one

A letter bomb exploded at the Paris offices of the International Monetary Fund on Thursday, injuring a secretary who suffered burns to her hands and face, police said. Employees were evacuated from the building near the Arc de Triomphe monument in the heart of ...