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  • 40 percent of flights canceled in France amid strike

    French air traffic controllers went on strike Wednesday to demand better working and retirement conditions, prompting the cancellation of nearly half of flights across France. The powerful SNCTA union called the two-day strike, saying the government...
  • In France, Sarkozy's UMP conservatives lead in local elections

     In France, Sarkozy's UMP conservatives lead in local elections
    France's conservative Union for a Popular Movement dominated local elections Sunday, blunting the rise of Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front. Initial projections gave the UMP 31% of the vote in elections for 2,000 local councils, compared with 24....
  • John Kerry urges swift resolution in Iran nuclear talks; France hesitant

    John Kerry urges swift resolution in Iran nuclear talks; France hesitant
    Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday urged a quick resolution of the international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, amid French warnings that too much haste could yield a bad deal. In a rare hint of divisions between Western governments...
  • European allies are declaring their independence from irresponsible U.S.

    PARIS -- Britain, Germany and France are all posting signs of dissent in the West. Last week Barack Obama's White House found two good reasons to angrily criticize the British government, its most faithful and docile ally and client in the post-World...
  • Recently honored 100-year-old World War II veteran passes away

    Recently honored 100-year-old World War II veteran passes away
    Leonard Goldstein, a decorated World War II veteran who earlier this month received the French Legion of Honor for his military service, died Monday morning, his daughter said. He was 100. Mr. Goldstein, who was born in Chicago and raised his family...
  • France: Try a stage of the Tour de France on a biking vacation

    France: Try a stage of the Tour de France on a biking vacation
    Tackle a full stage of the official 2015 Tour de France this summer while pro riders are taking a day of rest. You'll be cycling alongside Andy Schleck, 2010 Tour de France champion, on this five- or seven-day Trek Travel "Etape du Tour" cycling...
  • For food of a region, drink wine of the region

     For food of a region, drink wine of the region
    This recipe is what the Poles would call bigos or kapusta (the former thicker than the latter's soupier texture), or what those who live in Alsace, France, would name their famed choucroute garnie — or close enough. (Many more pork cuts in a...
  • Police go on trial in case that set off weeks of rioting in France

    Police go on trial in case that set off weeks of rioting in France
    Two French police went on trial Monday, accused of failing to help two youths police were chasing who were electrocuted after hiding in a power station. The 2005 deaths of Zyed Benna, 17, and Bouna Traoré, 15, youths from one of Paris' troubled suburban...
  • Experiences push Tinley student past shyness

    Grace Mooney said she's always considered herself a shy person. So when she was invited to attend the National Student Leadership Conference for Business and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University last summer, she was hesitant. She was expected to...
  • 'Black box' shows co-pilot sped up German plane on descent

    Information retrieved from the "black box" data recorder of a doomed German jet shows its co-pilot repeatedly accelerated the plane before it slammed into the French Alps, investigators said Friday. France's air accident investigation agency, BEA,...
  • French Parliament approves measure against anorexic models

    In one of the most image-conscious cities on earth, France's Parliament has moved to make it a crime to use anorexic models or encourage anorexia, as authorities try to crack down on the glorification of dangerously thin women. Other countries...