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  • John W. Baldwin

    John W. Baldwin, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins University history professor and author whose specialty was medieval France, died of pneumonia Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 85. "He was an expert on the French monarchy, and...
  • Women to make up half the winners in local French elections

    In France's upcoming local elections, one thing is certain: Women will win half the seats. After years of largely failed efforts to get more women in politics, electoral officials devised a new rule for March 22 and March 29 elections. Instead of...
  • Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts

    The profile of "Jihadi John," the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in France and Denmark....
  • Hollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal

    French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013. Speaking at a public school in Guiuan, where Typhoon Haiyan...
  • Madonna denounces rise of far right in Europe

    Madonna is lamenting a rise in anti-Semitism and far right politics in France and Europe, re-igniting the anger of France's increasingly popular National Front party. The singer said on France's Europe-1 radio Friday that "the level of intolerance is...
  • Seven weeks after attack, Charlie Hebdo resumes regular publication

    Seven weeks after attack, Charlie Hebdo resumes regular publication
    The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo returned to newsstands on Wednesday with its first regular issue since Islamist extremists gunned down 12 people in an attack on its headquarters. The magazine had published a special "survivors issue" last...
  • 3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris

    3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris
    Three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone in Paris Wednesday, after unidentified drones flew over the Eiffel Tower and key Paris landmarks for a second night running. It's further baffled French authorities who are...
  • Three arrested in inquiry of mysterious drone sightings in Paris

    Three arrested in inquiry of mysterious drone sightings in Paris
    French authorities on Wednesday arrested a three-man Al Jazeera news crew accused of flying a drone from a Paris park without a license. But they appear to be no closer to solving the months-long mystery of who has been deploying unmanned aircraft over...
  • European diplomacy to rescue Ukraine peace plan ends in discord

    European diplomacy to rescue Ukraine peace plan ends in discord
    European diplomats gathered in Paris on Tuesday in an attempt to rescue the battered peace plan for Ukraine but failed to agree on any censure of the warring factions that have continued to fight in spite of the truce proclaimed nearly two weeks ago....
  • Reliving the 1930s

    World War II was the most destructive war in history. What caused it? The panic from the ongoing and worldwide Depression in the 1930s had empowered extremist movements the world over. Like-minded, violent dictators of otherwise quite different Nazi...
  • 15 artworks stolen from Chinese museum south of Paris

    French cultural officials say 15 pieces of art have been stolen from a Chinese museum south of Paris, including a replica crown of the King of Siam given to France's emperor in the mid-19th century. The Culture Ministry says the break-in before dawn...