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  • First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare

    As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud.
  • French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston

    With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries is setting sail for Boston. Saturday night's celebratory sendoff for the 25 million...

    French far-right picks candidates amid reining family crisis

    France's far-right National Front anointed candidates Friday for regional elections amid a party crisis that forced founder Jean-Marie Le Pen from running. The 86-year-old Le Pen missed out on Friday's party meeting because he was hospitalized Thursday...

    Hermione replica ship to sail from France to Yorktown with Hennessy cognac

    Hermione replica ship to sail from France to Yorktown with Hennessy cognac
    The Hermione, a replica of the 18th-century French frigate that carried the Marquis de Lafayette to the Revolutionary War, is setting sail April 18 from France with two barrels of Hennessy cognac on its way to Yorktown on June 5. “What this does,...

    France's govt unveils plan to fight rising racism

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has unveiled a 100-million-euro ($108-million) plan to fight rising racism and anti-Semitism, notably through tougher punishment. "Racism, anti-Semitism, hate of Muslims, of strangers and homophobia are intolerably...