The latest in bling: Selfie with a lion cub and a sport car

Europe 11/14/18, 10:44

When Paris police officers found a lion cub in a Lamborghini during a traffic stop this week, they exposed the tip of what animal campaigners say is a bizarre and disturbing new trend: People buying or renting cubs to take bling-bling selfie photos of themselves with a baby big cat. ...

France recalls horror of 2015 attacks, foils new plots

Europe 11/13/18, 10:48

France's security services have foiled six terror attacks this year, the interior minister said Tuesday as the country marked three years since gun and bomb attacks in Paris killed 130 people.People stand in front of the entrance of the Bataclan concert hall after a ceremony marking the third anniversary of ...

Trump suggests France would have been defeated without US

Europe 11/13/18, 08:30

President Donald Trump is suggesting France would have been vanquished in both world wars if not for the U.S. Trump tweeted Tuesday about French President Emmanuel Macron's suggestion Europe protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia. He argued Europe should build up its militaries because it can no longer depend ...

This is heavy: The kilogram is getting an update

Europe 11/13/18, 05:47

The kilogram is getting an update — the way scientists define the exact mass of a kilogram is about to change.In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018., a replica of the International Prototype Kilogram is pictured at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, in Sevres, near Paris. The ...

Trudeau: Canadian intelligence has heard Khashoggi tapes

Europe 11/12/18, 09:29

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday became the first Western leader to acknowledge his country had heard recordings of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi."Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share," Trudeau said from Paris, where he was attending the Peace Forum following ...

50 countries vow to fight cybercrime – US and Russia don’t

Business 11/12/18, 08:57

Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them.The group of governments and companies pledge in a signed document to work together ...

WWI descendants see armistice through prism of personal pain

Europe 11/11/18, 13:00

William Kearsey's war was long over by the time his son ever heard about it.By then, the World War I veteran had undergone 28 surgeries to knit back together the bones and flesh of his face, which was shattered in a trench in Belgium in 1917.A century after fighting in ...

Excerpts from letters written on final day of World War I

Europe 11/11/18, 05:45

A hundred years later, their words can still pierce hearts. Fighters writing home from opposing front lines of World War I, a Chinese laborer marveling at the war's end, a woman dreaming of reuniting with her soldier love.At a Paris ceremony Sunday marking the centennial of the armistice ending the ...

Update: Poland celebrates rebirth a century after WWI

World 11/11/18, 04:03

The Latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local):9 a.m.Poland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its rebirth as an independent state with a multitude of events across the country, including marches and the national hymn being sung publicly in more than 600 ...

World leaders gather in Paris a century after WWI armistice

Europe 11/11/18, 03:53

Commemorations are underway around the world to mark the moment 100 years ago when the slaughter of World War I finally stopped.France, the epicenter of the first global conflict, was hosting the main international commemoration, pressing home the point that the world mustn't stumble into war again, as it did ...

France cracks late again and loses to Sprinbgboks 29-26

Sports 11/10/18, 18:16

France cracked right at the end once again as South Africa scored a try deep into injury time to win 29-26 on Saturday.France thought it had the Springboks beaten for the first time since 2009 after losing their past six meetings — including four last year — but once again ...

Trump visit to US cemetery in France canceled due to rain

Politics 11/10/18, 17:24

President Donald Trump canceled a visit Saturday to a cemetery for Americans killed in World War I, the White House citing bad weather that grounded his helicopter. Trump had been scheduled to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, located adjacent to ...

Centenary of WWI’s end bringing leaders to Arc de Triomphe

Europe 11/10/18, 17:04

An overview of the international ceremony taking place in Paris on Sunday for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I: WHO IS ATTENDING: Leaders from the majority of countries that sent troops or workers to the Western Front. Notably absent will be the president of China. Chinese laborers ...

President Trump calls Emmanuel Macron ‘good friend’

Europe 11/10/18, 10:10

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron insisted they were good friends Saturday after a dustup over their comments about European security that threatened to divert attention from a weekend ceremony marking 100 years since the end of World War I. The American and French leaders, who have had somewhat ...

Tapping Trump’s thigh, Macron seeks to defuse tensions

Europe 11/10/18, 07:51

First the never-ending handshake, then the dandruff brush — and now the thigh tap? U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have had an unusual relationship since their first white-knuckle handshake at a NATO meeting last year, as newly elected Macron appeared to be trying to match the American ...

Was There: Armistice brings World War I to an end

World 11/10/18, 07:35

At 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of 2018, scores of world leaders are gathering in Paris to mark 100 years since the armistice that ended World War I entered into force, and to celebrate peace.They represent countries that stood on opposite sides of the 1918 ...

Unsung heroes, animals were vital part of WWI war machine

World 11/10/18, 05:32

They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, and died by the millions during World War I.Horses, mules, dogs, pigeons, even a baboon, all were a vital — and for decades overlooked — part of the Allied war machine.Researchers have been hard-pressed to ...

Update: Trudeau pays homage to veterans at WWI ceremony

Europe 11/10/18, 05:19

The Latest on World War I armistice commemorations (all times local):10:15 a.m.Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has paid homage to veterans at a World War I centennial commemoration in a cemetery in northern France, thanking soldiers for their service as he stood amid row upon row of silent graves.With medal-bedecked ...

World War I centennial commemorations underway

World 11/10/18, 04:52

A weekend of commemorations involving dozens of world leaders to mark 100 years since the end of World War I is underway, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicking off the events in France and elsewhere with a visit to a cemetery.Trudeau met veterans and laid a wreath Saturday at ...

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