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  • France cracks down after town claims to count Muslim pupils

    French authorities are investigating claims that a southern town tracks how many Muslim children attend its schools, which would be illegal and run counter to France's secular view of itself.
  • Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French far-right party

    French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four decades after a series of controversial remarks about Jews and Nazis put him on the fast track to disgrace. The party's...

    French president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf

    French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, held talks with the ruler of Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that includes a visit to neighboring Saudi Arabia....

    Foreign Correspondence: Want to stay in a chateau? She owns one in France

    What's it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit. Cynthia Nicholson, 51, divides her time between home in New Jersey and the Loire...

    Syrah grapes make hearty wines

    I like syrah a lot. The grape is not afraid to go it alone, making a wine that's dark as ink, full-bodied, with big, ripe tannins and flavors of blueberries, mulberries and black pepper. Syrah reaches its peak in France's cool Northern Rhone region,...