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  • Selfie stick bans go into effect at French, UK attractions

    "Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to take such measures. The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they are obnoxious and potentially...
  • Gunmen stage jewel heist on French highway, trigger manhunt

    About 15 gunmen ambushed two vans carrying jewels worth millions on a French highway in the dead of night, ejecting their drivers and speeding off into the Burgundy countryside, police said. It was the latest of several big jewelry heists in France....
  • France identifies man, boy in IS killing video as citizens

    A man and a boy featured in an Islamic State group propaganda video that threatens Jews and shows the killing of a Palestinian have been identified as French citizens, and investigators are looking into whether the man is related to an extremist who...
  • Man, boy in Islamic State video are French citizens

    Man, boy in Islamic State video are French citizens
    A man and a boy featured in a chilling Islamic State propaganda video showing the killing of a Palestinian have been identified as French citizens, and investigators are looking into whether the man is related to an extremist who attacked a Jewish...
  • France to remain on high terror alert at least until summer

    France's government is extending special anti-terrorism measures at least until early summer, with tens of thousands of security forces protecting hundreds of religious, tourist and other sites since the deadly attacks in January. Defense Minister Jean-...
  • Jewels worth millions stolen in French highway attack

    Jewels worth millions stolen in French highway attack
    About 15 armed assailants attacked two vans carrying millions of dollars' worth of jewels on a French highway Wednesday, forced out the drivers and sped away, according to police. Authorities were combing the Burgundy region southeast of Paris for...
  • Argentina probes copter crash as France mourns dead athletes

    Investigators picked through the wreckage of two helicopters Tuesday, removing cellphones, bits of paper and other charred and unrecognizable items, as France mourned the loss of prominent athletes in the dual crash in the Andean foothills. The eight...
  • French sports world mourns athletes who died in crash

    Olympic gold medalist Camille Muffat had retired from swimming to focus on her personal life, boxer Alexis Vastine had some unfinished business after two disappointing Olympics, and the beloved sailor Florence Arthaud was a pioneer for women in her sport....
  • Deadly helicopter crash in Argentina increases reality TV filming death toll

    Deadly helicopter crash in Argentina increases reality TV filming death toll
    The deaths of 10  people during the filming of a reality TV show in Argentina on Monday has drawn new attention to recurring safety issues for an entertainment genre that has suffered a number of fatal accidents in recent years. The collision of two...
  • Copter crash kills 2 French Olympians, elite sailor, 7 others in TV shoot

    Copter crash kills 2 French Olympians, elite sailor, 7 others in TV shoot
    Two French Olympians, an elite French sailor and seven others were killed Monday while shooting a reality TV show in Argentina when two helicopters collided, according to multiple reports. Olympic medalists, swimmer Camille Muffat and boxer Alexis...
  • EU denies favoring France with budget target extension

    The European Union's financial watchdog denies favoring France after smaller EU countries complained that Paris was given two extra years to get its finances in order. EU finance ministers agreed Tuesday to give France until 2017 to rein in its deficit,...