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  • Holocaust Museum honors French rescuers in Skokie

     Holocaust Museum honors French rescuers in Skokie
    During World War II, Fernand and Emilie Deves provided a safe haven for Jewish families at their home in southeastern France. For their efforts in providing shelter to members of the Sapir family and the Margolis sisters, a release from the Illinois Holocaust Museum said, they were recognized by the museum in Skokie June 28 with special guest Vincent Floreani, consul general of France in Chicago.
  • TOUR DE FRANCE WATCH: Cavendish fuming against 'imbeciles'

    Ace sprinter Mark Cavendish's Etixx-Quickstep team was fighting for both the stage win and the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on Sunday. It ended empty-handed. The double failure had the Belgian team clearly frustrated, with Cavendish first...

    Burkina Faso: Father wants justice in sex abuse case

    The father of a 5-year-old girl who a French prosecutor says was sexually abused by a French soldier has hired a lawyer and vowed on Sunday to follow legal proceedings closely to ensure justice is done. Allegations against two soldiers were disclosed...

    Surrogate children granted legal recognition in France

    France's highest court has granted legal recognition to surrogate children, in a major turnaround that will make their daily lives easier and could lead to greater acceptance of new forms of families. The Cour de cassation ruled Friday that, while...

    European temps climb, pope gives thanks for some rain

    Europeans struggled Friday to find relief from unusually high temperatures, but the U.N. weather agency said the continent is better prepared than ever to avoid major heat casualties. From Spain to Poland, temperatures have climbed as a mass of hot air...