Stories tagged: France
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.
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016, 1:40 P.M.
France’s Fillon leading in conservative presidential primary
France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat in the race to choose the conservative nominee for next year’s presidential election. Ex-prime ministers Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe both outpolled …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 9:15 A.M.
Obama urges allies to keep an open mind about Trump
President Barack Obama left Europe on Friday urging U.S. allies to keep their relationships strong – and to keep an open mind about President-elect Donald Trump.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016, 2:36 P.M.
Survivors of Paris attacks mark first anniversary
Nov. 13, 2015, has already gone down as the darkest day in French history since World War II, when 130 people were killed here in an Islamic State assault on …
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 9:13 A.M.
Authorities ID possible organizer of Paris, Brussels attacks
Authorities have identified a Belgian named Oussama Atar as the possible organizer of deadly Islamic State attacks on Paris and Brussels over the past year.
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 9:05 A.M.
After sanctions, Iran signs preliminary oil deal with Total
Iran has signed a preliminary $4.8 billion agreement with the French oil company Total – Tehran’s first such deal after the nuclear accord with world powers removed international sanctions that …
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 10:37 A.M.
Report of different Samsung phone model exploding
A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded. The model is different from the Galaxy Note 7 that has been recalled worldwide.
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016, 11:49 P.M.
Fear and questions hang over doomed French migrant camp
CALAIS, France – Migrants prayed, plotted and played soccer together Sunday, a day before France starts clearing them by the thousands from a makeshift refugee camp that is doomed for …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016, 9:44 P.M.
France warns of threats as boy arrested in feared attack
PARIS – French police have arrested a 15-year-old boy at his Paris home to thwart what they feared was a planned weekend attack, as the prime minister warned on Sunday …
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 12:28 P.M.
Protesters block Calais roads seeking migrant camp closure
Truckers, farmers, dockers and merchants angry at the disruption caused by thousands of migrants in their midst in the northern French city of Calais blocked the main access route to …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 12:34 P.M.
Tourism to Paris slumps after attacks, strikes, floods
Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods.
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 11:30 A.M.
Sarkozy to run for French presidency next year
France’s former conservative president Nicolas Sarkozy announced Monday he is running for the presidency again in next year’s elections, an awaited move that is expected to lead to a tough …
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 12:41 P.M.
Nice truck attack claims 86th victim
The Bastille Day truck attack in the Riviera city of Nice has claimed an 86th victim.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2016, 1:51 P.M.
Bans on burkinis at French beaches stir debate
Male officials are dictating what women can wear on French beaches – and people across a wide swath of French society say that’s a good thing.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 2:20 P.M.
Strike disrupts Air France flights amid summer vacation
Air France has canceled 10 percent of its long-distance flights Friday, during a period of high traffic due to summer vacations, because of a strike by cabin crew.
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016, 10:37 A.M.
French ID second church attacker; police had warning about him
French officials on Thursday identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass, saying he’s a 19-year-old from eastern France who was spotted last month in Turkey …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, 5:33 P.M.
Some French media ban IDs of attackers to stop ‘hero’ effect
Some leading French media outlets pledged Wednesday to stop publishing the names and images of attackers linked to the Islamic State group to prevent individuals from being inadvertently glorified, following …
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016, 9:49 A.M.
Islamic State group claims attack that killed priest in France
Two attackers slit the throat of an 86-year-old priest celebrating Mass in a French church, killing him and gravely injuring one of the few worshippers present before being shot to …
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, 10:08 A.M.
France: Truck attacker had accomplices, planned for months
The truck driver who killed 84 people on a Nice beachfront had accomplices and appears to have been plotting his attack for months, the Paris prosecutor said Thursday.
MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016, 9:30 A.M.
Nice attacker recruited by Algerian IS member, uncle says
The uncle of the truck driver who killed 84 people on the French Riviera said his nephew was indoctrinated about two weeks ago by an Algerian member of the Islamic …
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 2:14 P.M.
Officials: France truck attacker may have become radicalized
NICE, France – There is mounting evidence that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the Tunisian-born truck driver responsible for the deadly carnage in Nice last week, had recently absorbed extremist ideas and …
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
Kathleen Parker: Who can protect America?
Who should lead this war in the American theater is the question before us this convention month.
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 4:29 P.M.
EWU students unharmed in Bastille Day violence in France
Many of the 15 Eastern Washington University students studying in Nice, France, attended the Bastille Day celebration that turned bloody Thursday, but all are unharmed.
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 8:10 A.M.
French police launch massive manhunt in Nice terror attack
French authorities launched a massive manhunt Friday for suspects in the latest deadly terror strike against the country, a truck rampage on a crowded seaside promenade that left a trail …