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  • Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

     Battle persists for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week....
  • Frenchman on trial for helping girl, 14, seeking to join IS

    The French girl knew him as "Tony Toxiko" — an Islamic State recruiter who first used Facebook to cajole her into joining him in Syria, then brusquely called to force the issue: Come to me or risk damnation. She was 14. The recruiter promised to...
  • Coroner officially releases identity of homeless man killed by LAPD

    Coroner officially releases identity of homeless man killed by LAPD
    Coroner’s officials on Thursday released the identity of a homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers Sunday on skid row. Charly Leundeu Keunang, 43, had been living under a stolen identity belonging to a French man,...
  • Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

    Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach...
  • France push for the relaunch of peace talks on Syria

    French president Francois Hollande has called for the relaunch of peace talks to pursue a political solution for Syria and blamed president Bashar Assad for the suffering of Syrian people. Hollande met Thursday with the leaders of the Syrian Coalition,...
  • Rights body scolds France, saying spanking kids is a no-no

    Scolding France like a wayward child, Europe's top human rights body says French laws aren't clear enough that spanking is a big no-no. The 47-member Council of Europe said Wednesday that France is violating the European social charter because French law...
  • Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by US marshals

    A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said Tuesday. A law enforcement official identified...
  • Homeless man killed by LAPD stole French man's identity, officials say

    Homeless man killed by LAPD stole French man's identity, officials say
    The homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers Sunday on skid row was a convicted bank robber who assumed the identity of a French man to enter the United States more than 15 years ago, according to records and interviews....
  • Details, questions emerge about homeless man shot by LAPD

    Details, questions emerge about homeless man shot by LAPD
    For months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Los Angeles' Skid Row, with few or no one he encountered knowing anything about his past bank robbery conviction, his wanted probation status or that even the false name he lived...
  • French nuclear industry in turmoil as manufacturer buckles

    France's nuclear industry is in turmoil after the country's main reactor manufacturer, Areva, reported a loss for 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) — more than its entire market value. The government of France, the world's most nuclear...
  • Top French court approves extradition of Kazakh banker

    France's top appeals court on Wednesday approved the extradition of a Kazakh oligarch-turned-dissident to Russia or Ukraine — but his lawyers urged the French government to reconsider, arguing that the case is politically motivated. Mukhtar...