Tag Archives: France

Algerian hero and longtime opposition leader buried in chaos

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Tens of thousands of Algerians massed in a mountain village for a chaotic burial ceremony Friday of a national hero of the brutal independence war with…

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France quarrels over revoking citizenship of terrorists

PARIS (AP) — The push by France's Socialist government to revoke the citizenship of convicted terrorists with dual nationality after the Paris attacks has turned into a harsh political dispute,…

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110 journalists killed in 2015, mostly in 'peaceful' countries

Paris (AFP) – A total of 110 journalists were killed around the world in 2015, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday, noting that while many died in war zones…

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Soccer's dark year: From bribery arrests to suicide attacks

LONDON (AP) — Dawn had just broken in Zurich when a man was spotted being dragged out of an opulent hotel's side entrance. Raising a single white sheet, hotel staff…

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France to host America's Cup World Series event in 2016

LONDON (AP) — French city Toulon will host the fifth America's Cup World Series event in September 2016. The World Series event, which is part of a two-year schedule to…

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Microwavable Mantle: Physicists Nuke Mock Earth Layer, for Science

SAN FRANCISCO — Scientists have jury-rigged a microwave oven & a liquid made of food & cosmetics thickener to recreate the Earth's mantle, the mysterious middle layer of the planet….

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Arsenals of weapons deployed against IS and Syrian rebels

Paris (AFP) – The United States, Russia, France & Britain are deploying an arsenal of weapons in the Syrian conflict, although some experts question whether they are best suited to…

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Over 800 migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel in France: official

Calais (France) (AFP) – Some 800 to 1,000 migrants tried Thursday to break into the Channel Tunnel near France's port city Calais in a desperate bid to reach Britain, local…

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French railways test software to track suspicious behaviour

Paris (AFP) – Software that monitors suspicious behaviour & luggage could eventually be integrated into 40,000 surveillance cameras across France, a railway firm said Wednesday, as the country tightens security…

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Climate deal typo hiccup solved 'in a small room,' France says

PARIS (Reuters) – A last minute dispute over an apparent typing error in last weekend's global climate deal in Paris was solved "in a small room" & thanks to trust…

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