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  • Pressure grows to end blanket bans on gay men blood donors

    The European Union's top court on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of voices questioning whether it still makes sense to forever bar all gay men from donating blood. Several countries imposed lifetime bans on homosexual male blood donors early in the...
  • French school bans Muslim girl's long skirt as against law

    A 15-year-old French Muslim girl has been banned from her classroom for wearing a long black skirt, seen as going against France's law guaranteeing secularism. She missed two days this month in a dispute over her skirt, French education officials said...
  • York develops website and activities for the Hermoine's visit

    York County recently launched a website dedicated to the 18th-century French ship replica — the Hermione — that left France on April 18 and is scheduled to arrive in Yorktown on June 5. The region has also organized many pre-arrival events...
  • The new face of anti-Semitism to be discussed

    The new face of anti-Semitism to be discussed
    The rising tide of anti-Semitism in France has driven thousands of Jews, including the Sephardi community, to leave the country for Israel and elsewhere. An interfaith dialogue regarding this plight takes place during the brunch program, "Jews of Arab...
  • France detains 3 new suspects in thwarted attack probe

    French police have detained three people in an investigation into an alleged plot to attack a church near Paris, authorities said Sunday. The three are suspected of possible links to Sid Ahmed Ghlam, the chief suspect in the thwarted attack. The...
  • French leader visits gas chamber to honor Nazi camp victims

    French President Francois Hollande urged vigilance against resurgent anti-Semitism and racism, as he visited a former gas chamber Sunday to honor Jews, Gypsies and French resistance fighters who died in the only Nazi concentration camp on French soil....
  • German, French rescue teams on way to Nepal

    A German rescue organization and the French government said on Sunday they are sending rescue and relief teams to Nepal, where a massive earthquake left more than 2,000 dead. International Search and Rescue Germany said a team of 52 relief workers...
  • Frenchman's execution in Indonesia may be suspended

    France is stepping up efforts to save the life a Frenchman facing a firing squad in Indonesia on drug charges, amid signs that his execution may be suspended. Serge Atlaoui is among 10 foreigners slated for execution in the coming days in Indonesia....
  • Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

    The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide. The...
  • France seeks possible accomplice to planned church attack

    Investigators are searching for possible accomplices in the planned attack on a church uncovered when the suspect apparently shot himself by accident, France's prime minister said Thursday Manuel Valls told France Inter radio that the would-be attacker...
  • France still undecided about delivery of warship to Russia

    French President Francois Hollande says he has still not decided on whether France will deliver a Mistral-class warship to Russia amid growing speculation that he could choose to refund it. France suspended the delivery "until further notice" last year...