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  • Slaying of James Foley revives debate on paying ransom to terrorists

    On Nov. 26, 2013, a year after James Foley was kidnapped in Syria, his parents and his employer received an email in English from his captors. They offered to prove that the American journalist was alive by giving his family the chance to ask three...
  • French economy minister urges alternative to German austerity

    PARIS (Reuters) - The time has come for France to resist Germany's "obsession" with austerity and promote alternative policies across the euro zone that support household consumption, firebrand French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg said on Sunday....
  • James Foley's employer publishes email to family from Islamic state

    James Foley's employer publishes email to family from Islamic state
    After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on the militant group Islamic State. The family...
  • France's leaders sink in polls amid calls for change of course

    PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls saw his approval rating drop to a new low of 36 percent this month, while Francois Hollande remained the most unpopular president in more than half a century, an Ifop poll showed on Sunday. Valls was...
  • Deepening rivalries test German luxury car dominance

    PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin-based PR executive Herbert Franz should be a soft target for German luxury automakers - his last car was a BMW X3 - but he can't wait to leave them behind. "This car is hip," said Franz, 52, at the city's biggest Jaguar...
  • Dillon learns as he goes as Cup rookie

    The Sports Xchange Dillon learns as he goes as Cup rookie By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Whether or not he makes the Chase, whether or not he wins Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, 2014 has...
  • Turkey's 'Song of My Mother' Takes Top Prize at Sarajevo Film Festival

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Erol Minta's debut feature "Song of My Mother," which was a Turkey-France-Germany co-production, won the top award, the Heart of Sarajevo, at the Sarajevo Film Festival, which comes with €16,000 ($21,200). The jury said...
  • French economy minister says austerity measures sapping growth

    PARIS (Reuters) - Austerity measures being pursued by France and elsewhere in the euro zone are quashing growth, French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg was quoted saying on Saturday, renewing his attacks on policies he sees as negative for the economy....
  • Nakache and Toldedano's 'Samba' to Close San Sebastian

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - MADRID -- "Samba," Oliver Nakache and Eric Toldedano's follow-up to B.O. behemoth "The Intouchables," will close Spain's 62nd San Sebastian Festival on Sept. 27. Co-produced, distributed in France and sold worldwide by...
  • U.S. steel pipe makers win key anti-dumping case against cheap imports

    The United States has approved anti-dumping duties against South Korea and other producers of steel pipes for the energy sector, a victory for domestic producers hoping to benefit from a boom in the U.S. shale oil and gas industry. U.S. steel companies...
  • French Lender Cofiloisirs Expanding its Backing to Foreign Films

    As shrinking public funding makes for fewer French films, Cofiloisirs, one of Gaul's top two lending institutions, is seeking to reach out to filmmakers beyond French borders. In the past year, the two men behind the money -- Herve Digne, who in 2012 was...