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  • John Kerry urges swift resolution in Iran nuclear talks; France hesitant

    John Kerry urges swift resolution in Iran nuclear talks; France hesitant
    Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday urged a quick resolution of the international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, amid French warnings that too much haste could yield a bad deal. In a rare hint of divisions between Western governments...
  • Notes and notables: Veteran honored, Lee remembered, City Center Boulevard opened

    Notes and notables: Veteran honored, Lee remembered, City Center Boulevard opened
    A well-earned salute On Wednesday, the French government paid tribute to Newport News resident Robert W. Harris and four other veterans from Virginia for their heroic service during World War II. Today it's our turn. Mr. Harris was part of the D-Day...
  • French network's broadcasts hacked by group claiming IS ties

    Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group simultaneously blacked out 11 channels of a French global TV network and took over its website and social media accounts on Thursday, in what appeared to be the most ambitious media attack so far by...
  • 5 WWII vets from Va. inducted into French Legion of Honor

    Five World War II veterans from Virginia have been recognized for helping liberate France from Nazi German occupation. France's ambassador to the U.S., Gerard Araud, inducted the five into the French Legion of Honor on Wednesday at the Virginia War...
  • Huge French protests as strikes close schools, Eiffel Tower

    Thousands of protesters, many blowing whistles and waving union flags, marched through Paris and other French cities on Thursday in a day of nationwide strikes that kept many children out of school, forced the closure of the Eiffel Tower and cancelled...
  • France opens criminal probe of HSBC's Swiss banking unit

    French authorities have placed HSBC under formal criminal investigation over alleged tax fraud by its Swiss private bank. The bank said Thursday the claim was "without legal basis." The London-based bank said French authorities have imposed bail of 1...
  • French TV network suffers 'powerful cyberattack' by group claiming Islamic State ties

    French TV network suffers 'powerful cyberattack' by group claiming Islamic State ties
    Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group seized control of a French television network, simultaneously blacking out 11 channels and taking over the network's website and social media accounts. The attack appeared to be an unprecedented...
  • 4 foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine in Berlin Monday

    Germany's foreign minister has invited his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and France to Berlin Monday to discuss implementation of the peace agreement brokered in Minsk, Belarus in February. The Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Foreign Minister...
  • Newport News veteran joins French Legion of Honor for role in WWII

    Newport News veteran joins French Legion of Honor for role in WWII
    France honored five Virginians Wednesday, bestowing these World War II veterans with the country's highest decoration. The French ambassador said they were there for his country in its darkest hours. They were named chevaliers – knights – of...
  • French far-right chief declares war on dad in deepening feud

    The leader of France's far-right National Front launched an all-out offensive Wednesday against her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, opposing his candidacy in upcoming elections and entering into an open war with the man who helped found the party more than...
  • 40 percent of flights canceled in France amid strike

    French air traffic controllers went on strike Wednesday to demand better working and retirement conditions, prompting the cancellation of nearly half of flights across France. The powerful SNCTA union called the two-day strike, saying the government...