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  • Austere brand of Islam on rise in Europe, stirring concerns

    Its imams preach austere piety, its tenets demand strict separation of sexes — and some of its most radical adherents are heeding the call of jihad. Salafism, an Islamic movement based on a literal reading of the Quran, is on the rise in France,...
  • A new chance for Mideast peace? French foreign minister has a plan

    A new chance for Mideast peace? French foreign minister has a plan
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius held meetings in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday to explain the outlines of a possible proposal to the United Nations to restart peace negotiations. France is reportedly drafting a resolution that would set...
  • Paris to help Mali put peace accord with Tuaregs in place

    France's defense minister says that Paris will be helping Malians lock into place what he called a "historic" peace accord between northern Tuareg rebels and the government — which means a vast restructuring of the west African country's army....
  • French minister takes stand against mobile telecom mergers

    France's economy minister has come out strongly against consolidation in the country's mobile telecommunication industry after a media report claimed a merger is in the works between France's second-largest and fourth-largest operators. Minister Emmanuel...
  • 'Eden' spins a poetic tale of France's early electronic music scene

     'Eden' spins a poetic tale of France's early electronic music scene
    Among the pulsating lights, hypnotic rhythms and seductive movements of a nightclub in full swing, there is often a figure, alone and apart, who keeps it going. The party ends, the dancers go home, but the DJ remains to pack up. Covering some 20 years...
  • French families sue state to recognize surrogate births

    France's highest court tackled a sensitive subject Friday as parents challenged laws that effectively deny citizenship to surrogate children — children one lawyer called "ghosts of the Republic." Friday's case could change how surrogate births...
  • Kapoor condemns intolerance after Versailles art attack

    Vandals have spray-painted a controversial Anish Kapoor sculpture in the garden of the palace of Versailles outside Paris. The 70-meter (230-foot) red metal work named "Dirty Corner" — which resembles a gaping cavern and had been dubbed the "vagina...
  • France opens judicial investigation into Germanwings crash

    A French prosecutor says a judicial investigation has begun into the Germanwings jet crash that killed all 150 people on board. Brice Robin, the Marseille prosecutor in charge of the original probe, said the independent judicial inquiry started late...
  • 1815 revisited: Ceremonies mark fateful Battle of Waterloo

    Royalty, dignitaries and soldiers around the world on Thursday commemorated the 1815 Battle of Waterloo, a watershed in European history that marked the end of the continent's domination by France and its emperor Napoleon and the beginning of the...
  • War lessons from a replica French frigate

    War lessons from a replica French frigate
    This week, the replica of the Hermione, the French tall ship which brought the Marquis de Lafeyette and French soldiers in 1780 to help Americans defeat the British at Yorktown, is visiting Baltimore. It's also the week that Congress is debating whether...
  • French government survives no-confidence vote

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has survived a no-confidence vote prompted by dissent within the governing Socialist party over pro-business reforms. On Tuesday, Valls invoked special powers to force passage of a pro-business bill making modest...