• Donald Trump November 3, 2019 9:27 am

    Climate Change Activists Nab French President Macron's Portraits, Divide French Judges

    Is stealing a presidential portrait a prison-worthy crime? Or a laudable act of civil disobedience? Courts around France are grappling with this question in response to an unusual new environmental movement that’s aiming to push French President Emmanuel Macron to do more to fight climate change. One by one, environmental activists around France have removed Macron’s official portraits from more...

  • Donald Trump October 2, 2019 12:11 pm

    Ukraine's Ex-President Discussed Investments With Giuliani

    Ukraine’s former president says he discussed investments with President Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, in 2017, but that he never discussed Ukrainian companies with any U.S. official. Like many Ukrainians, former President Petro Poroshenko is trying to distance himself from the U.S. impeachment inquiry into Trump, triggered by a phone call between the American leader and Poroshenko’s successor, Volodymyr Zelenskiy....

  • The Associated Press August 14, 2019 7:39 pm

    Stones Fell From Notre Dame's Ceiling After July Heat Wave

    Several stones fell from the vaulted ceiling of fire-ravaged Notre Dame after last month’s European heat wave, a French official said Wednesday, urging renewed stabilization efforts to prevent further damage to the iconic Paris cathedral. The Culture Ministry official said the stones crumbled after temperatures reached a record 42.6 Celsius (108.7 Fahrenheit) in Paris in late July. The official said...

  • transportation July 25, 2019 5:27 pm

    Hoverboard ‘Flyman' Crashes After Making It Halfway Across English Channel

    Looking like a superhero, the French inventor of an airborne hoverboard glided partway over the English Channel on his personal flying machine then crashed in the sea Thursday. Unharmed and undeterred, 40-year-old Franky Zapata said he plans to try again. Perhaps within days. The inventor collided with a refueling boat just a few hours into his flight, destroying his transportation,...

  • Europe July 25, 2019 10:02 pm

    Europe Melts Under Sahara Heat Wave, Smashes Heat Records

    Even ice cream, Italian gelato or Popsicles couldn’t help this time. Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute Thursday afternoon and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara. On a day that no one on the...

  • China May 27, 2019 9:19 pm

    New Auto Giant? Fiat Chrysler Wants to Merge With Renault

    Fiat Chrysler proposed on Monday to merge with France’s Renault to create the world’s third-biggest automaker, worth $40 billion, and combine forces in the race to make electric and autonomous vehicles. The merged company would reshape the global industry: it would produce some 8.7 million vehicles a year, leapfrogging General Motors and trailing only Volkswagen and Toyota. Shares of both...

  • Massachusetts April 19, 2019 4:34 pm

    Notre Dame's Bees Survived the Fire, Drunk From Smoke

    Hunkered down in their hives and drunk on smoke, Notre Dame’s smallest official residents — some 180,000 bees — somehow managed to survive the inferno that consumed the cathedral’s ancient wooden roof. Confounding officials who thought they had perished, the bees clung to life, protecting their queen. “It’s a big day. I am so relieved. I saw satellite photos that...

  • Massachusetts April 18, 2019 2:24 pm

    France Holds Daylong Tribute to Notre Dame Firefighters

    France paid a daylong tribute Thursday to the Paris firefighters who saved the internationally revered Notre Dame Cathedral from collapse and rescued many of its treasures. As the ceremonies took place, construction workers hurriedly secured key sections of the fire-weakened cathedral, including an area above one of its famed rose-shaped windows. Fire officials warned that the massive cathedral still remains...

  • Massachusetts April 17, 2019 2:50 pm

    What's Next After Notre Dame Blaze

    Paris is in recovery mode after a massive blaze burned down parts of its famed Notre Dame cathedral.

  • Donald Trump April 16, 2019 11:29 am

    Raw Video Shows Notre Dame Spire Collapsing From Fire

    Video taken by shocked Parisians and onlookers shows the spire of the Notre Dame Cathedral collapsing in the heart of Paris as flames engulfed the French landmark.

  • Associated Press March 18, 2019 12:14 am

    Ethiopia Minister: Clear Similarity Between Two Crashes

    Preliminary information from the flight data recorder of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed a week ago and killed 157 people shows “clear similarities” with an earlier disaster involving the same kind of Boeing aircraft in Indonesia, Ethiopia’s transport minister said Sunday. The disclosure came as thousands marched in the capital of Addis Ababa, accompanying 17 empty caskets at a...

  • lawyer March 16, 2019 7:40 pm

    Scores Arrested in Yellow Vest Protesters' Fiery Riot in Paris

    French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores in Paris and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Large plumes of smoke rose above the rioting on Paris’ landmark Champs-Elysees avenue, and a mother and her child were just barely saved from a building blaze. Cobblestones flew in the...

  • Associated Press March 11, 2019 3:03 pm

    Ethiopian-Americans Mourn Airline Crash Victims

    The Ethiopian community in Aurora, Colorado, planned a Sunday night get-together to celebrate a historic day, but that celebration became bittersweet with the news of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashing and killing everyone on board.

  • France January 17, 2019 11:35 am

    May Battles to Keep Brexit on Track After No-Confidence Win

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving a no-confidence vote. European Union countries are also debating on how to move forward now that the U.K. Parliament has rejected May’s Brexit deal with the bloc and with the March 29 exit date looming....

  • Associated Press November 26, 2019 12:34 pm

    British Parliament Strikes Down May's Brexit Deal

    British lawmakers rejected a Brexit deal put forth by British Prime Minister Theresa May by a record margin on Jan. 15, with 432 MPs voting against her deal at the House of Commons.

  • spokeswoman January 12, 2019 3:53 pm

    2 Firefighters Dead in Paris Gas Leak Explosion as Police Prepare for Protests

    French interior minister says 2 firefighters were killed and at least 30 injured in a blast at a bakery in Paris that was reportedly caused by a gas leak. Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said “at this stage we can say it seems from an accidental origin, this would be a gas leak.” He said that Paris firefighters were already at...

  • President December 26, 2018 1:55 pm

    France Drops Probe of Air Crash That Led to Rwanda Genocide

    French authorities have dropped a sensitive investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence. Several people close to Rwanda’s current president, Paul Kagame, had been under investigation. Rwanda’s government denounced the probe as an attempt to deflect responsibility from France’s suspected role in the genocide, and welcomed the decision to end it. A...

  • Europe December 14, 2018 10:22 am

    EU Leaders Vow to Press on With ‘No-Deal' Brexit Plans

    European Union leaders expressed deep doubts Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May can live up to her side of their Brexit agreement and they vowed to step up preparations for a potentially-catastrophic “no-deal” scenario. May canceled a Brexit vote in the U.K. Parliament this week after it became clear the assembly would reject the deal she concluded with the...

  • Boris Johnson December 10, 2018 4:43 pm

    Brexit Vote Delayed by British Prime Minister Theresa May

    British Prime Minister Theresa May announced she has postponed a key parliamentary vote on Britain’s Brexit deal with the E.U.

  • Emmanuel Macron December 10, 2018 11:23 pm

    Macron Vows Tax Cuts, Pay Rise; Will France's Anger Subside?

    French President Emmanuel Macron tried to reassert control over a nation wracked by increasingly violent protests with offers of tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and an exceptional admission Monday that “I might have hurt people with my words.”...
    It may not be enough....
    Even as Macron broke his silence on the protests in a brief televised address, yellow-vested demonstrators...

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