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  • Allez Paris: French capital launches bid for 2024 Olympics

    Declaring they have learned from their past mistakes and failures, French officials launched a bid Tuesday to bring the Olympics to Paris in 2024 — 100 years after the games were last held in the city. Paris became the fourth city to enter the 2024...
  • WikiLeaks: NSA spied on French presidents

    WASHINGTON A new trans-Atlantic diplomatic storm may be brewing. The National Security Agency eavesdropped on confidential conversations of French President Francois Hollande, his two predecessors and other senior French officials, according to top-...
  • A new chance for Mideast peace? French foreign minister has a plan

    A new chance for Mideast peace? French foreign minister has a plan
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius held meetings in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday to explain the outlines of a possible proposal to the United Nations to restart peace negotiations. France is reportedly drafting a resolution that would set...
  • Austere brand of Islam on rise in Europe, stirring concerns

    Its imams preach austere piety, its tenets demand strict separation of sexes — and some of its most radical adherents are heeding the call of jihad. Salafism, an Islamic movement based on a literal reading of the Quran, is on the rise in France,...
  • Paris to help Mali put peace accord with Tuaregs in place

    France's defense minister says that Paris will be helping Malians lock into place what he called a "historic" peace accord between northern Tuareg rebels and the government — which means a vast restructuring of the west African country's army....
  • French minister takes stand against mobile telecom mergers

    France's economy minister has come out strongly against consolidation in the country's mobile telecommunication industry after a media report claimed a merger is in the works between France's second-largest and fourth-largest operators. Minister Emmanuel...
  • 'Eden' spins a poetic tale of France's early electronic music scene

     'Eden' spins a poetic tale of France's early electronic music scene
    Among the pulsating lights, hypnotic rhythms and seductive movements of a nightclub in full swing, there is often a figure, alone and apart, who keeps it going. The party ends, the dancers go home, but the DJ remains to pack up. Covering some 20 years...
  • French families sue state to recognize surrogate births

    France's highest court tackled a sensitive subject Friday as parents challenged laws that effectively deny citizenship to surrogate children — children one lawyer called "ghosts of the Republic." Friday's case could change how surrogate births...
  • Kapoor condemns intolerance after Versailles art attack

    Vandals have spray-painted a controversial Anish Kapoor sculpture in the garden of the palace of Versailles outside Paris. The 70-meter (230-foot) red metal work named "Dirty Corner" — which resembles a gaping cavern and had been dubbed the "vagina...
  • Historic tall ship to dock in Baltimore

    Historic tall ship to dock in Baltimore
    With calls of "Au revoir" and the sounds of French singing filling the air, the replica 18th-century French frigate Hermione left City Dock in downtown Annapolis on Thursday morning. The 216-foot-long ship, equipped with 17 sails and two 400-...
  • 1815 revisited: Ceremonies mark fateful Battle of Waterloo

    Royalty, dignitaries and soldiers commemorated the 1815 Battle of Waterloo on Thursday, a watershed moment in European history that marked the end of the continent's domination by France and its emperor Napoleon and the beginning of the British century....