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  • 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....
  • French Olympians among 10 dead in Argentina air crash

    French Olympians among 10 dead in Argentina air crash
    Two helicopters carrying French sports stars filming a popular European reality show crashed in a remote part of Argentina, killing 10 people, including two Olympic medal winners and a sailing champion, authorities said. The helicopters apparently...
  • The Cheap Eater: Yassa in Bronzeville

    The Cheap Eater: Yassa in Bronzeville
    Some of the better egg rolls this purebred Asian sampled happened at, of all places, a Senegalese restaurant in Bronzeville called Yassa. What's more beguiling is that when I dipped those thin, lacy packages into the accompanying amber condiment, it...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Mali attacks targeted peace talks, says French minister

    France's foreign minister says the recent terror attacks in Mali were designed to wreck ongoing peace negotiations. Laurent Fabius told journalists Monday during a visit to Morocco that the attacks in Bamako and Kidal over the weekend were targeting...
  • Dempsey: Some Iraqi troops show up for training ill-prepared

    Some Iraqi army units in line for U.S.-led training to fight the Islamic State group are showing up ill-prepared, the top American general said Sunday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, speaking to reporters aboard this French aircraft carrier in the northern Persian...
  • Police break up anti-nuclear protest by Greenpeace in Paris

    Police in Paris detained five Greenpeace activists on Monday after they dangled from a bridge and unfurled banners on the Seine River that call for cuts in nuclear power, the environmental group said. France has the world's highest reliance on nuclear...
  • 5 dead, including 2 expats, in shooting at restaurant in Mali capital

    5 dead, including 2 expats, in shooting at restaurant in Mali capital
    A masked gunman sprayed bullets in a restaurant popular with foreigners in Mali's capital early Saturday, killing five people including a French person and a Belgian national, officials and witnesses said. Al Mourabitoun, or The Sentinels, a northern...
  • French premier says far-right leader could win vote

    France's prime minister has raised the possibility that far-right leader Marine Le Pen could win the 2017 presidential election. Manuel Valls said on Sunday that he fears for his country. In an interview with iTele TV, Valls said Le Pen's National Front...
  • France honors Chicago-area World War II veteran

     France honors Chicago-area World War II veteran
    Almost 71 years ago, Leonard Goldstein stormed a Normandy beach during the D-Day invasion. On Saturday, the 100-year-old veteran received the Legion of Honor from the French government for his bravery. Goldstein, who was born in Chicago and raised his...