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  • 4 foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine in Berlin Monday

    Germany's foreign minister has invited his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and France to Berlin Monday to discuss implementation of the peace agreement brokered in Minsk, Belarus in February. The Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Foreign Minister...
  • Newport News veteran joins French Legion of Honor for role in WWII

    Newport News veteran joins French Legion of Honor for role in WWII
    France honored five Virginians Wednesday, bestowing these World War II veterans with the country's highest decoration. The French ambassador said they were there for his country in its darkest hours. They were named chevaliers – knights – of...
  • French far-right chief declares war on dad in deepening feud

    The leader of France's far-right National Front launched an all-out offensive Wednesday against her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, opposing his candidacy in upcoming elections and entering into an open war with the man who helped found the party more than...
  • 40 percent of flights canceled in France amid strike

    French air traffic controllers went on strike Wednesday to demand better working and retirement conditions, prompting the cancellation of nearly half of flights across France. The powerful SNCTA union called the two-day strike, saying the government...
  • French ex-mayor found dead before Chinese weddings trial

    The Tours city project was simple enough: Lure Chinese couples to get married in the heart of the Loire Valley — romantic French castle country — as a way to boost the area's economic and cultural fortunes. It soon went awry. First, the...
  • Painstaking recovery mission at treacherous Alps crash site

    Painstaking recovery mission at treacherous Alps crash site
    The ravine echoes with helicopter rotors, the scrape of metal on stone, the rumble of sliding scree as the remnants of Germanwings Flight 9525 dislodge from the mountainside. The somber mission to recover the remains of 150 people killed when their...
  • French court OKs media access to Sarkozy's campaign files

    France's highest administrative court is allowing journalists to see files regarding former President Nicolas Sarkozy's winning presidential campaign in 2007, which is suspected of having received illegal funding from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's...
  • French forces rescue hostage in Mali detained since 2011

    French special forces on Monday freed a Dutchman held hostage since being kidnapped in 2011 by extremists in Mali, the government said. There was no word on the fate of two men abducted at the same time. The French military said the rescue of Sjaak Rijke...
  • French troops find, free Dutch hostage in raid on Mali militants

    PARIS French troops carrying out a raid on Islamist rebels in Mali rescued a Dutch captive who was held by the militants for more than three years, President Francois Hollande said Monday in Paris. Hollande said several of the militants were killed or...
  • Experiences push Tinley student past shyness

    Grace Mooney said she's always considered herself a shy person. So when she was invited to attend the National Student Leadership Conference for Business and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University last summer, she was hesitant. She was expected to...
  • 'Black box' shows co-pilot sped up German plane on descent

    Information retrieved from the "black box" data recorder of a doomed German jet shows its co-pilot repeatedly accelerated the plane before it slammed into the French Alps, investigators said Friday. France's air accident investigation agency, BEA,...