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  • Review: 'The Dream Lover' by Elizabeth Berg

    Review: 'The Dream Lover' by Elizabeth Berg
    Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant, née Dupin, is not a household name, yet she has the distinction of being France's first best-selling female novelist. Dudevant wrote under a pseudonym — George Sand — and is known more for wearing men's...
  • Western Europe's right-wing parties: Sensational but ineffectual

    PARIS -- The current transatlantic view of Europe is one of continental political decline, elegant at best but ominous at worst. Much of the European Union seems threatened by hostile if marginal (or not always so marginal) nationalist parties, above...
  • Nokia aims to become telecom equipment leader with Alcatel-Lucent deal

    Nokia aims to become telecom equipment leader with Alcatel-Lucent deal
    Nokia Corp., once a household name as the leading seller of cellphones, agreed to buy a major rival in its effort to remake itself into a global leader in another telecom field. With the onset of smartphones, the Finnish firm had fallen behind fast-...
  • 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...
  • Paris Bistro offers an authentic taste of France

     Paris Bistro offers an authentic taste of France
    Enjoy a taste of France without the transatlantic flight at Paris Bistro, an intimate European inspired destination located in Naperville Crossings. "Our goal is to give people a different experience," said manager Jill Giraldo, who runs the day-to-...
  • Iranian president sends letter to Obama as nuclear talks near deadline

    Iranian president sends letter to Obama as nuclear talks near deadline
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wrote a letter Thursday to President Obama and leaders of the other five countries engaged in talks aimed at a nuclear deal, urging them to overcome differences so that an agreement can be reached by the end of the month....
  • Virginia woman, daughter among European plane crash victims; 3rd victim confirmed

    Virginia woman, daughter among European plane crash victims; 3rd victim confirmed
    UPDATE: The U.S. State Department says a third American has been identified as a victim of the plane crash in France that killed a total of 150 people. The department said it is in contact with the victim's next of kin but is not releasing the name...
  • Aviation's latest mystery: What brought down Germanwings 9525?

    Just over a year after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean without making a distress call, the aviation world faced a new mystery Tuesday: the crash of a Germanwings jetliner in the French Alps with 150 passengers and crew...
  • Germanwings 9525 crew did not issue distress signal before crash in Alps

    Germanwings 9525 crew did not issue distress signal before crash in Alps
    The flight, an easy hop across Western Europe, shook off the morning drizzle in Barcelona, Spain, and rose through the clouds. Soon, it was cruising at 38,000 feet over southern France, headed over the Alps and an eventual landing in Duesseldorf, Germany....
  • Bidding race for 2024 Olympics starting to get crowded

    Even though the race hasn't officially started, the field for the 2024 Olympics is getting more crowded by the day. A proposed Paris candidacy was approved by the city council on Monday, a major step toward finalizing a bid to bring the Summer Games back...
  • Paris council clears way for 2024 Olympic bid

    Paris took a decisive step toward a bid for the 2024 Olympics on Monday when the city council approved a resolution in favor of bringing the games back to the French capital for the first time in 100 years. The bid, which is expected to receive the final...