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  • 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,...
  • Far-right, anti-immigrant parties form EU Parliament group

    A coalition of far-right, anti-immigrant parties in the European Parliament announced Tuesday they are uniting to form a political group under the leadership of France's National Front chief Marine Le Pen. Tuesday's move of the National Front, the...
  • Russia angered by freezing of accounts in Belgium and France

    The Russian government on Thursday strongly condemned the freezing of Russian accounts in France and Belgium as part of an effort to enforce a $50 billion judgment for the destruction of the Yukos oil company. An arbitration court in The Hague,...
  • France's Senate debates terminal sedation, not euthanasia

    Debate over end-of-life care has started at France's Senate, with a bill that would allow doctors to keep terminally ill patients sedated until death comes, but stops short of legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide. Euthanasia is currently legal in...
  • Far right forms coalition in European Parliament

    France's National Front announced Tuesday it had formed a new far-right bloc in the European Parliament that will qualify for up to nearly $20 million in funding over the next four years. Marine Le Pen, leader of the FN, said the group would be called...
  • French premier uses stick, not carrot, with Socialist rebels

    Those defending France's famously stringent labor protections were in an uproar Tuesday as the Socialist government rammed through relatively modest reforms in the land of the 35-hour workweek. The measure making it easier for businesses to open late and...
  • Historic tall ship to dock in Baltimore

    Historic tall ship to dock in Baltimore
    With calls of "Au revoir" and the sounds of French singing filling the air, the replica 18th-century French frigate Hermione left City Dock in downtown Annapolis on Thursday morning. The 216-foot-long ship, equipped with 17 sails and two 400-...
  • EU nations fail to bridge divide over refugee plan

    European Union nations failed to bridge differences Tuesday over an emergency plan to share the burden of the thousands of refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea, while on the French-Italian border, police in riot gear forcibly removed dozens of...
  • Q&A: David McCullough spills some secrets of 'The Wright Brothers'

    In David McCullough's telling, it wasn't the Wright brothers, it was the Wright family. Wilbur the genius. Orville, fellow flyer, mechanic, entrepreneur. Sister Katharine was the glue that held the family together. The father, Bishop Milton Wright, was...
  • Hermione impresses at City Dock

    <i>Hermione</i> impresses at City Dock
    For Nicolas Chambon, Hermoine's journey to America was a "Magnifique Voyage." Chambon is from Rochefort, France, where the replica 18th century frigate was built over 17 years. Hermione, which he sails on, drew a small crowd at City Dock in Annapolis...