Melania will join the president on Paris trip

Politics 10/25/18, 16:39

First lady Melania Trump will be accompanying the president on his trip to Paris next month. Trump says in a tweet that he spoke Thursday with French President Emmanuel Macron (eh-mahn-yoo-EHL' mah-KROHN') about "many topics" including his "the very exciting" upcoming visit. Trump will be attending the Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration in ...

French media: Elysee press room move trampling transparency

Europe 10/25/18, 10:43

A group representing France's presidential reporters has criticized the president's office "for trampling a tradition of transparency" in its refusal to reconsider its plans to move the press room outside the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris.The Presidential Press Association said Thursday it "notes with gravity" an Elysee statement that the ...

Sarkozy loses appeal in illegal campaign financing case

Europe 10/25/18, 04:47

In another judicial setback, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost an appeal Thursday against an earlier legal decision and could stand trial on charges of illegally financing his 2012 presidential campaign.A Paris appeals court confirmed a decision last year ordering Sarkozy to face a trial over alleged fraud during his ...

Report: Foreign fighters led IS atrocities against Yazidis

Europe 10/25/18, 01:39

Foreign fighters, including many Europeans, took a leading role in carrying out the Islamic State group's atrocities against minority Yazidis, an international human rights group said Thursday, citing testimony and documentation from survivors of an organized system of killing and enslavement.In a report, the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights ...

French leader Macron moves press room out of Elysee Palace

Europe 10/24/18, 15:08

The French president's office has confirmed that a new press room will be created outside the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris despite protests from the media.The Elysee palace said Wednesday the new room will be finished by the end of the year to "offer improved working conditions to a greater ...

OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials

Enviroment 10/22/18, 05:21

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that the world's consumption of raw materials will rise sharply, putting greater pressure on the environment.The Paris-based think tank said Monday that with a growing global population and rising living standards, the amount of raw materials used each year will increase ...

How one small act of kindness, changed the path of history

Culture 10/18/18, 12:39

The historic victory of World War II might have had to have been rewritten, if it was without this single good deed, performed by a single man, the heroic Army General, Eisenhower. One day, during the horrific throngs of World War II, Lieutenant General Dwight David Eisenhower of the Allied Forces ...

London’s black cabs soon to be seen on the streets of Paris

Europe 10/18/18, 02:48

London's black cabs will be seen on the streets of Paris next year as the company that makes them begins selling its wares in the City of Light.London Electric Vehicle Co., which makes plug-in electric taxis that look like traditional black cabs, has put about 600 vehicles on the streets ...

French, Japanese leaders to discuss case of missing tourist

Europe 10/17/18, 10:49

French President Emmanuel Macron promised to discuss with Japan's prime minister the case of a French tourist who disappeared in Japan in July.As Macron was greeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday at the presidential palace in Paris, the sister of Tiphaine Veron asked the French leader about the ...

Outburst of firebrand far-left French leader prompts probe

Europe 10/17/18, 03:03

The Paris prosecutor's office announced Wednesday that legal proceedings have been opened against France's firebrand far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon for intimidation and violence against anti-corruption investigators.The 2017 presidential candidate was captured on video Tuesday angrily shouting "I am the Republic" and "kick down the doors, comrades!" before pushing an investigator ...

Kremlin: No plans for Putin-Trump meeting in Paris

Europe 10/16/18, 10:29

The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Paris for an event that President Donald Trump is also set to attend, but a meeting between them isn't planned.Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Tuesday that Putin will visit Paris on Nov. 11 to attend events marking 100 ...

Coach: Red Star players not bothered by match-fixing probe

Soccer 10/16/18, 09:25

Red Star Belgrade coach Vladan Milojevic said Tuesday his players are not bothered by match-fixing allegations surrounding their Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.French authorities are investigating allegations from the Oct. 3 game in Paris, where PSG won 6-1.Milojevic said he does not want to comment on the investigation, adding ...

South Korean President meets Macron on state visit to France

Europe 10/15/18, 12:18

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss inter-Korean talks and bilateral issues.Moon, on a state visit to France, said he considers France, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, as a key partner in efforts toward peace with North Korea.South Korean President ...

Update: France’s Macron to visit flood-hit Aude region

Europe 10/15/18, 03:56

The Latest on flash floods in southwest France (all times local):3:30 p.m.An official says French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to southwestern France "as soon as possible" to meet with people affected by the flash floods in which 13 died.Rescue workers, background, secure the area by a collapsed bridge in ...

Netherlands thrashes Germany 3-0 to pile pressure on Loew

Soccer 10/13/18, 17:16

Captain Virgil van Dijk scored only his second international goal and the Netherlands ran riot late in the second half Saturday to beat old rival Germany 3-0 in the UEFA Nations League.The comprehensive defeat at the Johan Cruyff Arena left Germany at the bottom of Group 1 in the new ...

France’s Le Pen meets Bannon, changes mind on offer to help

Europe 10/12/18, 13:29

Marine Le Pen, the French far-right leader, has met with former White House strategist Steve Bannon and signaled her interest in his project to help European populist parties.Louis Aliot, a vice president of Le Pen's National Rally party who is also her companion, said Friday on BFMTV station that she ...

Analysis: Macron too busy to rush French govt reshuffle

Europe 10/11/18, 09:45

Emmanuel Macron won't be rushed. The 24-hour news cycle? The French leader isn't interested. At least, that's what he wants people to think.France's president is turning a government reshuffle into a soapbox against the time-pressures of modern politics and wall-to-wall news coverage.Behind the scenes, Macron's government is struggling to quickly ...

Nazi Hunter Serge Klarsfeld receives top French award

Europe 10/09/18, 06:23

French Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld has been awarded France's highest honor, the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, in a ceremony led by President Emmanuel Macron.The French presidency said Tuesday the intimate ceremony, in the presence of family and friends, was held Monday evening at the Elysee presidential palace ...

Modric, Mbappe in running for Ballon d’Or

Soccer 10/08/18, 15:28

Luka Modric and Kylian Mbappe are in the running to break Lionel Messi's and Cristiano Ronaldo's 10-year dominance of the Ballon d'Or.The World Cup finalist and champion, respectively, are nominees for this year's award, alongside Brazilian forward Marta. For the first time, France Football magazine is awarding the individual trophy ...

Mbappe making case for Ballon d’Or with four-goal game

Soccer 10/08/18, 06:08

Three months removed from scoring in the World Cup final and still three months shy of his 20th birthday, Kylian Mbappe is already a serious title contender for the Ballon d'Or award as the best soccer player in the world.The Paris Saint-Germain striker helped his case over the weekend, becoming ...

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