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  • France sells 24 Rafale fighter jets to Qatar

    France has announced it will sell 24 Rafale fighter jets to Qatar in a 6.3 billion euro ($7 billion) deal. The agreement is to be signed Monday in Qatar's capital, Doha, in the presence of the French president, Francois Hollande, presidency services...
  • Free expression should never be suppressed, but should be exercised with respectful restraint

    As we celebrate the United Nations' World Press Freedom Day this Sunday, we should remember that freedom of expression and good journalism, while both pillars of democratic society, are not the same thing. So it is not inconsistent to both defend the...
  • It's time for Americans to embrace freedom of speech over political correctness

    As we prepare to celebrate the United Nation's World Press Freedom Day this Sunday, U.S. journalists and reporters from many nations are still braving death threats from Islamic terrorists across the globe. Tragically, many journalists and...
  • France investigates accusations that soldiers raped children

    French prosecutors and military authorities are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused children they were sent to protect. The French probes follow an initial United Nations investigation into the...
  • Pressure grows to end blanket bans on gay men blood donors

    The European Union's top court on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of voices questioning whether it still makes sense to forever bar all gay men from donating blood. Several countries imposed lifetime bans on homosexual male blood donors early in the...
  • French school bans Muslim girl's long skirt as against law

    A 15-year-old French Muslim girl has been banned from her classroom for wearing a long black skirt, seen as going against France's law guaranteeing secularism. She missed two days this month in a dispute over her skirt, French education officials said...
  • York develops website and activities for the Hermoine's visit

    York County recently launched a website dedicated to the 18th-century French ship replica — the Hermione — that left France on April 18 and is scheduled to arrive in Yorktown on June 5. The region has also organized many pre-arrival events...
  • The new face of anti-Semitism to be discussed

    The new face of anti-Semitism to be discussed
    The rising tide of anti-Semitism in France has driven thousands of Jews, including the Sephardi community, to leave the country for Israel and elsewhere. An interfaith dialogue regarding this plight takes place during the brunch program, "Jews of Arab...
  • France detains 3 new suspects in thwarted attack probe

    French police have detained three people in an investigation into an alleged plot to attack a church near Paris, authorities said Sunday. The three are suspected of possible links to Sid Ahmed Ghlam, the chief suspect in the thwarted attack. The...
  • French leader visits gas chamber to honor Nazi camp victims

    French President Francois Hollande urged vigilance against resurgent anti-Semitism and racism, as he visited a former gas chamber Sunday to honor Jews, Gypsies and French resistance fighters who died in the only Nazi concentration camp on French soil....
  • German, French rescue teams on way to Nepal

    A German rescue organization and the French government said on Sunday they are sending rescue and relief teams to Nepal, where a massive earthquake left more than 2,000 dead. International Search and Rescue Germany said a team of 52 relief workers...