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  • Soldier patrolling Paris airport injured by attacker's knife

    French authorities say a soldier patrolling Paris' Orly Airport has been injured by a man wielding a knife. A joint statement by Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the soldier, a sergeant in France's anti-...
  • France recreates prehistoric paintings from disputed cave

    Jean-Marie Chauvet noticed air whistling out from a crack on a plateau in southern France, so he and fellow cave enthusiasts went to investigate. What they found that Sunday in 1994 still fills Chauvet's voice with wonder: an immense cave covered with...
  • India PM wants 36 French Rafale fighter jets, talks progress

    India's prime minister on Friday announced plans to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, but said negotiations on "terms and conditions" of the multibillion euro sale are ongoing. Visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at a joint news...
  • French socialists announce measures to boost ailing economy

    France's government has pledged measures to boost the country's stagnant economy, including an income tax cut and tax breaks to companies that invest in industry. Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls outlined the government's plans to combat...
  • Dutch ex-hostage heads home after rescue in Mali

    A Dutch national who was held in captivity by Islamic militants for more than three years has left Mali and is headed back home, officials said Tuesday. Sjaak Rijke, who was abducted from a hotel in northern Mali in November 2011, flew into Mali's...
  • Notes and notables: Veteran honored, Lee remembered, City Center Boulevard opened

    Notes and notables: Veteran honored, Lee remembered, City Center Boulevard opened
    A well-earned salute On Wednesday, the French government paid tribute to Newport News resident Robert W. Harris and four other veterans from Virginia for their heroic service during World War II. Today it's our turn. Mr. Harris was part of the D-Day...
  • French network's broadcasts hacked by group claiming IS ties

    Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group simultaneously blacked out 11 channels of a French global TV network and took over its website and social media accounts on Thursday, in what appeared to be the most ambitious media attack so far by...
  • 5 WWII vets from Va. inducted into French Legion of Honor

    Five World War II veterans from Virginia have been recognized for helping liberate France from Nazi German occupation. France's ambassador to the U.S., Gerard Araud, inducted the five into the French Legion of Honor on Wednesday at the Virginia War...
  • Huge French protests as strikes close schools, Eiffel Tower

    Thousands of protesters, many blowing whistles and waving union flags, marched through Paris and other French cities on Thursday in a day of nationwide strikes that kept many children out of school, forced the closure of the Eiffel Tower and cancelled...
  • France opens criminal probe of HSBC's Swiss banking unit

    French authorities have placed HSBC under formal criminal investigation over alleged tax fraud by its Swiss private bank. The bank said Thursday the claim was "without legal basis." The London-based bank said French authorities have imposed bail of 1...
  • French TV network suffers 'powerful cyberattack' by group claiming Islamic State ties

    French TV network suffers 'powerful cyberattack' by group claiming Islamic State ties
    Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group seized control of a French television network, simultaneously blacking out 11 channels and taking over the network's website and social media accounts. The attack appeared to be an unprecedented...