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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Frenchman's execution in Indonesia may be suspended

    France is stepping up efforts to save the life a Frenchman facing a firing squad in Indonesia on drug charges, amid signs that his execution may be suspended. Serge Atlaoui is among 10 foreigners slated for execution in the coming days in Indonesia....
  • Armenia marks 100 years since massacre of 1.5 million

    Armenia marks 100 years since massacre of 1.5 million
    The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide. The...
  • Officials: Islamic extremist's misfire foiled attack on Paris church

    Officials: Islamic extremist's misfire foiled attack on Paris church
    An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was prevented from opening fire on churchgoers only because he accidentally shot himself in the leg, French officials said Wednesday. The 24-year-old computer science student, who was also suspected in...
  • Deer Path French teacher to study in Belgium

    Deer Path French teacher to study in Belgium
    As a junior high student, Deer Path Middle School teacher Jeanne Engelkemeir fell in love with French language and culture, and later dreamed of living and working in France. Engelkemeir will finally get her wish to study in a Francophone nation this...
  • French film based on true tragedy

    French film based on true tragedy
    The French drama "24 Days" is an emotional and intense film that all audiences need to see, especially with the rise of anti-Semitism in France. The film, directed by Alexandre Arcady, opens locally on April 24 in theaters including O Cinema Miami...
  • Heirs to Holocaust victims sue France's railway in Chicago federal court

    Heirs to Holocaust victims sue France's railway in Chicago federal court
    A federal lawsuit by a suburban Chicago descendant of Holocaust victims alleged the French national railway confiscated property and belongings from tens of thousands of Jews and other "undesirables" sent to Nazi concentration camps from France. The...