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Monday, December 09, 2013
Andre Le Notre helped turn an old hunting lodge into the Versailles we know today, taking his profession way beyond a trade. Experts say Le Notre's work was so groundbreaking, it continues to influence contemporary urban architecture. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Le Notre's birth.
Friday, December 06, 2013
The news of Nelson Mandela's death came as dozens of African leaders gathered in Paris for a two-day summit on building peace and security across the continent. Though Mandela's death overshadowed other issues, it also reinforce participants' determination to make progress.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Like much of Europe, the French economy is still struggling. But a recent poll showed that more than 70 percent of the French were willing to pay more for goods made at home, and the numbers were supported by a strong turnout at a Made in France fair in Paris.
Friday, November 08, 2013
For more than a century, French law has allowed stores to open on Sundays only under specific conditions. It also tightly controls other types of Sunday work. Several stores are now challenging that ban, as people question the tradition amid a languishing economy and a 24/7 world.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
A hundred years after his birth, French writer Albert Camus is perhaps best known for novels like The Stranger and his philosophy of absurdism. But it's his views on Algeria's fight for independence that continues\ to get scrutiny.
Friday, October 25, 2013
A proposed law in France prevents online booksellers like Amazon from pricing books at deep discounts. It's the French government's latest effort to protect the country's many independent bookshops.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
French lawmakers on Wednesday will debate how to respond to an alleged chemical attack in Syria. France made public intelligence documents suggesting the Syrian government was behind the attack. At the same time, the French newspaper, Le Figaro, published an interview with Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Monday, September 02, 2013
The City Of Lights became known as a beacon of freedom and tolerance for African Americans. Paris is rich in black history — especially from black Americans who have flocked there since the 19th century.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Only 10 years ago, the French were derided in Washington political circles for their rejection of plans to invade Iraq. Now the so-called "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" are standing by the U.S. on Syria — while the country's closest European ally, Britain, has rejected military action.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Founded in the mid-19th century, luxury leather goods maker Moynat won renown for its traveling trunks for the moneyed set. But it fell on hard times and closed in the 1970s. Now, it's undergoing a rebirth, turning out limited quantities of luxurious, handmade bags that utilize centuries-old craftsmanship.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Each summer, 5,000 tons of sand and nearly 100 palm trees transform a half-mile stretch along river into a beach paradise with volleyball, ice cream stands and sunbathing. Especially now, Paris Plage is a real boon for those who can't afford a more extravagant vacation.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Economic indicators suggest the recession is over in the eurozone. It will, however, take time and stronger growth to reverse the high unemployment in many countries. Politicians are hailing the figures as an end to the grim years.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
He may have lost a battle, but Gallic chieftain Vercingetorix won something greater: status a French national hero. Each summer, a Burgundy village holds a festival to mark the Gauls' defeat by Julius Caesar and the Roman army.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
The former IMF chief has been charged in connection with sex parties in the northern French city of Lille. Strauss-Kahn, who left the IMF in 2011 following allegations that he raped a maid in a New York City hotel, admits that he participated but says he did not know the women involved were prostitutes.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Police enforcement of a ban on women wearing full-face veils in public places sparked unrest in a Paris suburb over the weekend. The law was approved two years ago, but remains a sensitive issue.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
For the past few years in July, a sleepy Russian provincial town has rolled out the red carpet to host the best in European film.
Friday, July 19, 2013
The Tour de France reaches its conclusion on Sunday. This year, angry competitors said they were sick of riding under the cloud of dopers from the 1990s and 2000s. The current race appears to be dope-free, but one can't be sure about that yet.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a train crash in France on Friday that left six people dead and many more injured. Two cars of the inter-city train appear to have derailed just outside a station about 12 miles southwest of Paris.
Friday, July 12, 2013
At least six people have died and many more are injured after a train crash in France. Early reports said the regional train appeared to derail as it entered a station about 12 miles southwest of Paris.
Monday, July 08, 2013
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Sunday singled out the U.S. Congress for failing to avert across-the-board spending cuts that slow down potential for growth. She called U.S. deficit reduction in 2013 excessively rapid and ill-designed.