| Jun 28, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Richard Nixon was president, Charles de Gaulle Airport had just opened and People magazine had just begun. No bar codes were on products, no one had a personal computer and online booking was impossible for hotels and airlines. Travelers' checks, not...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 8:17 AM
Coming home after a week in Paris with my niece feels like trying to swim to the surface in a pool of pea soup. Coming up is tedious and slow. I cannot see all that needs doing.
First there’s extreme fatigue. After walking miles and miles in 95-...
| Mar 13, 2011
*If you want to fly on a big new Airbus A380, check out Air France, which operates the aircraft on most transatlantic flights and has just launched Premium Voyageur class with roomy seats and prices between business and economy.
*Airports in Munich,...
| Mar 15, 2012
French President Nicolas Sarkozy was elected five years ago by promising to modernize France's societal infrastructure and bring it more into line with America's: less government reliance, more freedom in life and work. It was a tall order, but his...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 3:11 PM
TOULOUSE, France -- A video apparently showing a Muslim gunman's attacks on soldiers and a Jewish school was sent to the Al-Jazeera news network, but not by the alleged killer, French police said Tuesday.
Al-Jazeera on Tuesday decided not to air a...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 1:26 PM
Wars aren't really over when they're over. There's the debris of a battlefield or a landmark church destroyed. And, always, there is the memory of those lost. You can sense the pain and pride always so palpably, so movingly, in France, where the 20th...
| Nov 29, 2011
100 Years Ago
Horses and POWs
From the Woodbine social column:
"Mr. Beverley B. Bennett is spending some time with relatives in Sykesville.
Mr. Charles Krooner spent Wednesday in Westminster.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wolbert spent Sunday with...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Once again, socialism has put a silver fork in itself. Standard & Poor's has downgraded France's AAA credit rating, giving the country the side-eye on its claims to have its debt under control. This means the country will now have to pay it all back at an...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 1:36 PM
A plane from Paris to Chicago was evacuated this afternoon after at least one of its tires caught on fire on landing, officials said.
American Airlines Flight 41 from Charles De Gaulle Airport landed at about 2 p.m., said Federal Aviation...
| Sep 16, 2009
"The graveyards of the world," Charles De Gaulle once said, "are filled with indispensable men."
The eloquent shrug of Gallic irony aside, the living do walk away, even from the graves of the great and good, and history -- which is life in the...
| Jun 23, 2010
Gen. Marcel Bigeard, a decorated veteran who led France's elite parachute forces in colonial wars in independence-seeking Indochina and Algeria after serving in the French Resistance in World War II, died Friday in his hometown of Toul in eastern France....