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  • Louis Jourdan, Frenchman who starred in 'Gigi,' dies at 93

    Louis Jourdan, the dashingly handsome Frenchman who starred in "Gigi," ''Can-Can," ''Three Coins in the Fountain" and other American movies, has died. He was 93. Jourdan's biographer, Olivier Minne, said the actor died Saturday at his home in Beverly...
  • Jewish cemetery vandalized in eastern France amid tensions

    Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the president called an "odious and barbaric" anti-Semitic act against French values. The vandalism comes at a time of growing insecurity among French Jews and amid...
  • French govt uses power to pass economic reform without vote

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, invoking special powers, pushed through a pro-business economic reform bill without a vote on Tuesday, a move that drew a quick censure motion and will force the government into a showdown vote for its life. The bill...
  • Israeli leader calls for mass Jewish influx after attack

    Israel's prime minister on Sunday called for the "massive immigration" of European Jews to Israel following a deadly shooting near Copenhagen's main synagogue, renewing a blunt message that has upset some of Israel's friends in Europe. Prime Minister...
  • Egypt signs agreements to purchase advanced French warplanes

    Egypt signed agreements to purchase 24 advanced fighter jets from France on Monday, hours after Egyptian aircraft bombed Islamic State targets in Libya and implored foreign governments for help fighting extremists in the region. The deal for 24 of...
  • France: Tracking 400 believed to be in terror sleeper cells

    France is tracking hundreds of people believed to belong to possible sleeper cells for terror organizations like al-Qaida or the Islamic State group, the country's top security official said. In an interview with The Associated Press, Interior Minister...
  • 5 plaintiffs drop pimping accusations against DSK

    A high-profile pimping case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn nearly unraveled Monday, as five of six plaintiffs in a French prostitution trial dropped their accusations against him, saying there's no proof that the former International Monetary Fund chief...
  • Egypt's el-Sissi wants a UN-backed coalition on Libya

    Egypt's president said in a radio interview aired on Tuesday that creating a U.N.-backed coalition was the best course of action to rid Libya of Islamic extremists. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, speaking to France's Europe 1 Radio, said Egyptian airstrikes...
  • Lord Baltimore Hotel has new executive chef

    Lord Baltimore Hotel has new executive chef
    The Lord Baltimore Hotel has a new executive chef. Frank Ziegler, a native of the Alsace region of France, will oversee all of the hotel’s food and beverage operations, including French Kitchen, LB Tavern, LB Bakery, banquets and room service....
  • English soccer fans chanting 'we're racist' block black man from train

    Police in Britain and France are searching Wednesday for a group of English soccer fans who blocked a black man from boarding the Paris Metro and chanted: “We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it.” The...
  • French teens face preliminary charges in cemetery vandalism

    Five teens accused of vandalizing a Jewish cemetery faced preliminary charges Wednesday after the prosecutor said an "anti-Semitic motive" in the destruction seemed clear. Prosecutor Philippe Vannier described the group as having been overcome by a...