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  • Allez Paris: French capital launches bid for 2024 Olympics

    Declaring they have learned from their past mistakes and failures, French officials launched a bid Tuesday to bring the Olympics to Paris in 2024 — 100 years after the games were last held in the city. Paris became the fourth city to enter the 2024...
  • Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate

    The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany tried Tuesday to revive high-end diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, amid escalating fighting that is throwing doubts on a shaky peace accord. Russian Foreign Minister...
  • French president holds emergency meeting over NSA intercepts

    French President Francois Hollande is holding an emergency meeting with the country's top security officials to respond to WikiLeaks documents saying that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the last three French presidents. A French...
  • Back off Uber, let courts decide, France tells taxi vigilantes

    PARIS France called on taxi drivers to let courts sanction Uber Technologies Inc. instead of taking the law into their own hands after a user of the app-based service was hurt in Lyon. "It's not up to the taxi drivers to enforce the law," government...
  • WikiLeaks: NSA eavesdropped on last 3 French presidents

    WikiLeaks: NSA eavesdropped on last 3 French presidents
    WikiLeaks published documents late Tuesday that it says show the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the last three French presidents, releasing material which appeared to capture officials in Paris talking candidly about Greece's economy,...
  • French court rules police illegally targeted minorities

    A French appeals court ruled Wednesday that police carried out unjustified identity checks on five minority men based on their racial profiles, ordering the government to pay them damages in an unprecedented ruling that activists hope will help reduce...
  • Saudi Arabia, France sign billions in ship, plane deals

    Saudi Arabia signed agreements worth billions of dollars on Wednesday to buy helicopters, Airbus jets and two possible nuclear reactors from France. The signing in Paris comes as Saudi Arabia is seeking to bolster its military capabilities while it is...
  • USOC should end Boston 2024 bid next week

    USOC should end Boston 2024 bid next week
    No sooner had French Olympic Committee leaders announced Tuesday that Paris was officially a candidate to host the 2024 Summer Games than a British bookmaker established it as a 5-4 favorite. Boston was given 9-4 odds, a strong second best among the top...
  • White House: Obama tells Hollande _ no US spying on him

    The White House says President Barack Obama has told French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') that the U.S. isn't targeting his communications. The leaders spoke by telephone Wednesday as the French were angered by new reports of...
  • Revelations NSA spied on French presidents called more smoke than fire

    WASHINGTON Twice since late 2013, President Barack Obama privately assured French President Francois Hollande that the United States had stopped monitoring his communications. That perhaps softened the impact of new revelations that the National Security...
  • France denounces U.S. spying exposed by WikiLeaks

    France denounces U.S. spying exposed by WikiLeaks
    French President Francois Hollande held a crisis meeting of the country's Defense Council on Wednesday after newspapers published WikiLeaks documents showing that the United States eavesdropped on him and two predecessors. After the meeting, the council...