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  • France opens judicial investigation into Germanwings crash

    A French prosecutor says a judicial investigation has begun into the Germanwings jet crash that killed all 150 people on board. Brice Robin, the Marseille prosecutor in charge of the original probe, said the independent judicial inquiry started late...
  • 1815 revisited: Ceremonies mark fateful Battle of Waterloo

    Royalty, dignitaries and soldiers around the world on Thursday commemorated the 1815 Battle of Waterloo, a watershed in European history that marked the end of the continent's domination by France and its emperor Napoleon and the beginning of the...
  • War lessons from a replica French frigate

    War lessons from a replica French frigate
    This week, the replica of the Hermione, the French tall ship which brought the Marquis de Lafeyette and French soldiers in 1780 to help Americans defeat the British at Yorktown, is visiting Baltimore. It's also the week that Congress is debating whether...
  • French government survives no-confidence vote

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has survived a no-confidence vote prompted by dissent within the governing Socialist party over pro-business reforms. On Tuesday, Valls invoked special powers to force passage of a pro-business bill making modest...
  • French airport police detain 6-year-old girl in ID crackdown

    Paris airport police held a 6-year-old French girl for three days on suspicion she had a fake passport — until a judge ordered her released into her mother's arms, a lawyer said Friday. Authorities insist that police were just doing their jobs to...
  • Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a caustic reaction as four years of legal battles involving sex charges on two continents ended without a single conviction: "All that for this?" From a sordid New York hotel encounter to orgies in Paris, the former...
  • Italy struggles to accommodate migrants as borders tighten

    Officials in Milan and Rome were forced to take emergency measures Saturday to accommodate the influx of migrants rescued at sea who have been sleeping in train stations after Italy's neighbors tightened their border controls, preventing many from...
  • Italy warns EU over migrant redistribution proposal

    Italy warned retaliation Sunday against the European Union if governments don't make good on proposals to take in more asylum-seekers as migrants desperate to reach northern Europe refused for a third day to leave borders tightened by Italy's neighbors....
  • Migrants refusing to leave Italy-French border in standoff

    A standoff between nearly 200 migrants and the French border police has entered its fourth day with the group refusing to leave Italy's Mediterranean border with France in hopes of continuing their journeys north. The migrants, most from Sudan, Libya and...
  • 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...
  • Remains of Spaniards killed in Germanwings crash come home

    The remains of 32 Spaniards killed in the Germanwings jet crash were flown from France to Barcelona on Monday, 12 weeks after the plane's co-pilot slammed the plane into the French Alps. Lufthansa, which owns Germanwings, set up a large room in an...