| 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 19, 2011
| 7:16 PM
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- The U.S. military has launched its first missiles in Libya against Moammar Gadhafi's forces, a senior Defense Department official said Saturday.
Earlier, French fighter jets deployed over Libya fired at a military vehicle on...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 2:52 PM
If I've learned anything in the 11 years my family and I have lived in Huntington Beach, it's that you never know who you'll run into in Huntington Beach.
Take, for example, the man I sat with recently. He sat on a couch thumbing through a photo album....
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2009
The statues depict two old men relaxing in easy chairs. As others mill about the drawing room, the men engage in conversation, one gesturing at the other to underscore a point. For nearly 20 years the likenesses of China's communist leaders Mao Tse-tung...