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  • French Parliament adopts law boosting surveillance powers

    The French Parliament has adopted a controversial surveillance law aimed at broadening eavesdropping of terrorism suspects, despite protests from privacy advocates and concern about U.S.-style massive data sweeps. Wednesday's vote in the National...
  • Anger, no surprise as US newly accused of spying in France

    Embarrassed by leaked conversations of three successive French presidents and angered by new evidence of uninhibited American spying, France demanded answers Wednesday and called for an intelligence "code of conduct" between allies. France's foreign...
  • US envoy in Paris promises cooperation after spy allegations

    The United States ambassador to France is reiterating American pledges of close cooperation in intelligence and security after revelations that the NSA was eavesdropping on three French presidents. Ambassador Jane Hartley released a statement Thursday, a...
  • Putin: US and France will hush up eavesdropping scandal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he expects the United States and France will try to quickly contain an uproar caused by WikiLeaks' revelations that the NSA was eavesdropping on three French presidents. During Thursday's presidential Security...
  • French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber

    French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber
    French taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffic during a nationwide strike that caught tourists and celebrities alike...
  • French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber

    French taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffic during a nationwide strike that caught tourists and celebrities alike...
  • Anti-Uber protests turn violent in France

    French taxi drivers overturned cars, burned tires and blocked access to airports and train stations in a second day of violent protest Thursday against competition from the ride-sharing service Uber. Hundreds of licensed cabbies, who say competition...
  • A look at challenges Uber has faced around the world

    Taxi drivers in France went on strike Thursday, smashing car windows, setting tires on fire and blocking traffic to express their displeasure with American ride-hailing service Uber. Despite an October law forbidding the company's low-cost UberPop...
  • Our say: Hermione's visit reminds us of a debt

    Our say: <i>Hermione's</i> visit reminds us of a debt
    The American Revolution is not just the start of our history as an independent nation but one of our proudest accomplishments. But we didn't do it alone. A simple monument on the St. John's College campus, dedicated by President William Howard Taft in...
  • French president in Algeria discusses terrorism, economy

    French President Francois Hollande made a seven-hour visit to Algeria on Monday for talks on security issues, calling the fight against terrorism a "common battle." France's economic partnership with Algerian authorities also was being discussed during...
  • Police in helmets drag migrants from French-Italian border

    Italian police in riot gear forcibly removed a few dozen African migrants on Tuesday who had been camping out for days at Italy's Mediterranean border with France in hopes of going further north. Some of the migrants protested, grabbing onto signposts,...