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  • France honors Chicago-area World War II veteran

     France honors Chicago-area World War II veteran
    Almost 71 years ago, Leonard Goldstein stormed a Normandy beach during the D-Day invasion. On Saturday, the 100-year-old veteran received the Legion of Honor from the French government for his bravery. Goldstein, who was born in Chicago and raised his...
  • Lens, Lille, Metz and Orléans join Paris on France's cultural map

    Lens, Lille, Metz and Orléans join Paris on France's cultural map
    Paris, Paris, Paris. The city has stolen France's cultural spotlight for far too long. The French government, along with local officials and prestigious institutions, is aware of Paris' gluttony and is trying to spread the wealth to nearby cities...
  • After Jewish cemetery vandalized, French president says anti-Semitism threatens France's foundations

    After Jewish cemetery vandalized, French president says anti-Semitism threatens France's foundations
    French President Francois Hollande said during a visit Tuesday to a vandalized Jewish cemetery in eastern France that the growing number of acts against Jews and Muslims threatens the country's very foundations. Hollande spoke in the small Alsatian town...
  • Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

     Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week....
  • Louis Jourdan, dashing Frenchman who co-starred in 'Gigi,' dies at 93

     Louis Jourdan, dashing Frenchman who co-starred in 'Gigi,' dies at 93
    Movie director Vincente Minnelli and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner were far along in planning the 1958 musical "Gigi" without casting the role of Gaston, the worldly playboy who falls in love with the title character. Finally, they met with dashing French...
  • John W. Baldwin

    John W. Baldwin, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins University history professor and author whose specialty was medieval France, died of pneumonia Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 85. "He was an expert on the French monarchy, and...
  • Leaders reach new Ukraine cease-fire accord, but doubt remains

    Leaders reach new Ukraine cease-fire accord, but doubt remains
    European leaders hoping to avert the infusion of U.S. weapons into the Ukraine conflict heralded a new cease-fire agreement Thursday after marathon negotiations with the Russian and Ukrainian presidents. But the peace plan’s success hinges on...
  • Coroner officially releases identity of homeless man killed by LAPD

    Coroner officially releases identity of homeless man killed by LAPD
    Coroner’s officials on Thursday released the identity of a homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers Sunday on skid row. Charly Leundeu Keunang, 43, had been living under a stolen identity belonging to a French man,...
  • Homeless man killed by LAPD stole French man's identity, officials say

    Homeless man killed by LAPD stole French man's identity, officials say
    The homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers Sunday on skid row was a convicted bank robber who assumed the identity of a French man to enter the United States more than 15 years ago, according to records and interviews....
  • Details, questions emerge about homeless man shot by LAPD

    Details, questions emerge about homeless man shot by LAPD
    For months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Los Angeles' Skid Row, with few or no one he encountered knowing anything about his past bank robbery conviction, his wanted probation status or that even the false name he lived...
  • Real identity of homeless man killed by LAPD an international mystery

    Real identity of homeless man killed by LAPD an international mystery
    Like so many residents of Los Angeles' skid row, the homeless man shot and killed by police on Sunday had a complicated past marred by mental illness and crime. That past seemed even more complicated Tuesday, as authorities tried to figure out who...