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  • 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...
  • France charges 6 with recruiting militants to fight in Syria

    Six men of Chechen origin are facing terrorism charges in France over a suspected recruiting ring sending jihadi fighters to Syria, the Paris prosecutor's office said Friday. The men, aged 32 to 38, were handed preliminary charges Thursday for alleged...
  • 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...
  • Paris takes step toward bidding for 2024 Olympics

    Paris moved a step closer to bidding for the 2024 Olympics on Thursday when Mayor Anne Hidalgo welcomed the results of a feasibility study on bringing the games back to the capital after a 100-year absence. Hidalgo, who received the feasibility study...
  • EU leaders agree on new anti-terror measures

    Spurred to action by last month's terror attacks in France, European Union leaders agreed Thursday on an ambitious range of new steps to better protect their countries from terrorism. Actions unanimously endorsed at an EU summit meeting include the...
  • 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...
  • France: Egypt 1st foreign buyer of French Rafale fighters

    Egypt will become the first foreign buyer of Rafale fighter jets, French officials said Thursday, purchasing 24 of the multi-role French-made aircraft as part of a 5.2 billion-euro (US$5.93 billion) defense deal that will strengthen Cairo's military might...
  • Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks; big divisions still over borders, buffers

    The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine negotiated into the early hours Thursday to try to find a way to halt the fighting in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 5,300 people. The talks on ending the conflict between Ukrainian forces and...
  • Jon Stewart's off-beat take on global news events has proven a draw beyond US shores

    The finance minister of France once gave Jon Stewart a lesson in high finance — and then offered him a beret. Christine Lagarde, now chief of the International Monetary Fund, has been but one of many high-profile foreign guests on Stewart's "The...
  • France's most-wanted widow makes guest appearance in Islamic State publications

    The Islamic State group published what it described as an interview with the widow of the French gunman who attacked a kosher supermarket and a police officer in Paris last month, claiming for the first time that she was among extremist fighters. The...
  • Strauss-Kahn denied knowledge of prostitutes in trial; prostitute says orgy was like antiquity

    Disgraced former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn sat nonchalantly with folded-arms and stretched legs Tuesday, before telling a French court he was completely unaware that women who participated in orgies at luxury hotels in...