Stories tagged: France
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 1:40 P.M.
Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference
President Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting Friday with France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, yet dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her favor.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 11:36 A.M.
Far-right French candidate Le Pen to visit Moscow as Russia lauds her as ‘realist’
Marine Le Pen is to visit Moscow on Friday as Russia hailed the French presidential candidate as a realist who opposes globalization along with U.S. President Donald Trump.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 9:03 P.M.
Macron, Le Pen clash in first French election TV debate
The two front-runners for the French presidency clashed spectacularly in the campaign’s first televised debate between leading candidates Monday night.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 11:02 A.M.
Video from Paris airport attack shows suspect rushing soldier
Video of a suspected Islamic extremist at Paris’ Orly airport shows a soldier caught by surprise when an attacker drops a shopping bag and grabs her from behind.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 7:34 A.M.
French emissions probe clears Opel, but other automakers accused of fraud
French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France, but have found no proof of fraud in Opel …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017, 2 P.M.
You’re nabbed! French gendarmes find thief stuck in window
French gendarmes called to a robbery found the suspected thief stuck in a hole he’d made with a hammer in a shop window.
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017, 1:26 P.M.
Protesters march in Paris against police violence
Several thousand people marched in Paris on Sunday against police violence.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 5:27 P.M.
Paris prosecutor says airport attacker said, “I am here to die for Allah’
Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris’ Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 7:49 P.M.
Top recruit Jesse Wade returning home to family, Gonzaga basketball
The countdown is on for the Wade family and the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Gonzaga-bound Jesse Wade has 24 days remaining in his two-year LDS Mission in Lyon, France, his father Eric …
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 9:34 A.M.
Letter bomb explodes at France office of IMF, injuring 1
A letter exploded Thursday at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person, amid heightened security around Europe after a string of deadly attacks.
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 9:25 A.M.
French presidential candidate Fillon charged in jobs probe
PARIS – French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was given preliminary charges Tuesday in an investigation of taxpayer-funded jobs his wife and children received but allegedly never performed.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017, 12:52 P.M.
Mining workers from France, Tanzania kidnapped in Congo
Five workers have been kidnapped from a gold mine in eastern Congo, including ones from France and Tanzania, and rebels are demanding $1 million in ransom, a local official said …
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017, 11:55 A.M.
Campaigners urge Obama to run for French president
People behind a campaign in France are urging former U.S President Barack Obama to join the French presidential race. Their online petition has already attracted more than 45,000 signatures in …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 5:20 P.M.
EU Parliament lifts immunity for French candidate Le Pen over gruesome tweets
The European Parliament voted Thursday to lift the immunity from prosecution for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen for tweeting gruesome images of Islamic State violence, a crime that carries …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 9:15 A.M.
PSA Group exploring takeover of GM’s European unit Opel
France’s PSA Group, maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, says it’s exploring a “potential acquisition” of Opel, General Motors’ money-losing European business.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 10:21 A.M.
After Louvre attack, France foils another terrorist plot
Four suspects were arrested in the southern French city of Montpellier in connection with plotting a terrorist attack in France, the French interior ministry announced Friday.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 4:29 A.M.
French court: Dating site can keep promoting infidelity
Dating site Gleeden can keep singing the praises of cheating, a French court ruled Thursday in throwing out a complaint from a federation of Catholic families that the site’s business …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 7:34 A.M.
Blast in French nuclear plant’s machine room; no radiation
A fire led to a blast in a nuclear power plant’s turbine hall Thursday on France’s northwest coast but there was no radiation leak or casualties, operator EDF and local …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 3:10 P.M.
French policeman charged with rape after violent ID check
Hundreds of people marched in a Paris suburb Monday to show support for a young black man who authorities allege was sodomized by a police officer’s baton last week during …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 10:43 P.M.
Louvre attack suspect questioned for first time, stays silent
An Egyptian man suspected of charging soldiers at Paris’ Louvre museum with a machete was questioned by French investigators Sunday for the first time since the attack.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 4:06 P.M.
French far-right candidate Le Pen’s plan: ‘Made in France’
Marine Le Pen, France’s far-right presidential candidate, unveiled her platform Saturday, envisioning a thriving nation “made in France,” with its citizens first in line for state services and the state …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 9:15 P.M.
Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre, tourists held in lockdown
Paris was plunged into panic – again – when soldiers guarding the Louvre Museum shot an attacker who lunged at them with two machetes on Friday and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” …
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017, 11:41 P.M.
Hard work starts now for France’s Socialist candidate
Beating a politically weakened ex-prime minister proved easy for Benoit Hamon, who will represent France’s ruling Socialist Party in the country’s presidential election. Far harder will be convincing voters that …
SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017, 3:59 P.M.
Partial results: Valls, Hamon advance in French primary
Manuel Valls, a center-leaning former prime minister who rallied France together after extremist attacks, will confront stalwart Socialist Benoit Hamon in the country’s left-wing presidential primary runoff next week.
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 11:37 P.M.
In long-shot Mideast peace bid, France sees nothing to lose
It sounds far-fetched at best: holding a Mideast peace conference without Israelis, Palestinians or the incoming U.S. government.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 1:50 P.M.
Wary of Russian cyber threat, France plans to bolster its army of ‘digital soldiers’
Bracing for the new cyber front in warfare, French Defense Ministry Jean Yves Le Drian said France is ramping up its defenses and doubling its ranks of “digital soldiers.” In …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 8:23 A.M.
Germany, France back extending sanctions against Russia
The leaders of Germany and France say European Union sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine will need to be extended.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 9:55 A.M.
Britain, France seek to punish Syria over chemical weapons
Britain and France say they will seek to punish members of the Syrian regime implicated in the use of chemical weapons during the country’s civil war which is now in …
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 1:51 P.M.
Fillon wins France’s conservative presidential primary
Francois Fillon won France’s first-ever conservative presidential primary Sunday after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism, beating a more moderate rival who had warned …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 7:40 A.M.
France: 7 arrested in anti-terror raids, attack thwarted
French anti-terrorism police have arrested seven people in Strasbourg and Marseille who had been plotting an attack on France for several months, the interior minister said Monday.