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Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, third from right, and Yann Turk, son of Nice jeweler Stephan Turk,center, with elected members of Nice, take part in a rally supporting Stephan Turk, on Sept. 16, 2013, in Nice, southeastern France. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

Uproar as jeweler kills thief and is charged

PARIS (AP) — Outrage is growing in France over the decision to bring voluntary homicide charges against a jeweler who shot and killed an escaping robber, but the country’s top security official on Tuesday urged […]

09/17/2013

"Sunset at Montmajour" by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh is seen during a press conference at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday Sept. 9, 2013. The museum has identified the long-lost painting which was painted by the Dutch master in 1888. The discovery is the first full size canvas that has been found since 1928. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Van Gogh Museum: New Van Gogh identified

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist’s attic after he was told it was a fake Van Gogh was pronounced the real thing Monday, making it the first […]

09/09/2013

In this image provided by the Department of Energy, chemist Brian Dockendorff works on a mass spectrometer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Fraga)

Labs seeking sarin chemical signature: 99-125-81

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three simple numbers will prove whether sarin was used to gas Syrians last month: 99-125-81. Chemists this week around Europe are feeding samples of bodily tissue and dirt collected after chemical attacks […]

09/06/2013

France's President Francois Hollande, right, and German President Joachim Gauck, left, comfort Robert Hebras, one of the last survivors of the World War II Oradour-sur-Glane's massacre, as they visit the ruins of the church, in Oradour-sur-Glane, southwestern France, Sept. 4, 2013. Holding hands in quiet tribute, the presidents of Germany and France are visiting the scene of the largest massacre in Nazi-occupied France nearly seven decades ago.  (AP Photo/Jean Pierre Muller, Pool)

German and French leaders visit site of WWII massacre

ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE, France (AP) — With hugs and hand-holding in a solemn tribute to those killed, the presidents of Germany and France on Wednesday visited a ghost town left behind after the largest massacre in Nazi-occupied […]

09/04/2013

In this citizen journalism image provided by the United media office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, black smoke leaps the air from government forces shelling in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/United media office of Arbeen)

A look at Syria developments around the world

The United States is considering launching a punitive strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, blamed by the U.S. and the Syrian opposition for an Aug. 21 alleged chemical weapons attack in a […]

09/02/2013

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, talks about the crisis in Syria to media gathered in the Rose Garden of the White House Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

France to await US congressional decision on Syria

PARIS (AP) — France will wait for its parliament and the U.S. Congress to consider possible military action on Syria before making a decision about whether to launch strikes against Bashar Assad’s regime, President Francois […]

08/31/2013

French President Francois Hollande, center, speaks with his ministers prior to a defense meeting on the situation in Syria. From left: foreign minister Laurent Fabius, prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Francois Hollande, defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and interior minister Manuel Valls. (AP Photo/Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool)

Inconsistent allies: France, US mull Syria action

PARIS (AP) — If France and the United States are ever going to move beyond French opposition to the Iraq War, this could be the time. After Britain on Friday opted out of a possible […]

08/30/2013

This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrians search under rubble to rescue people from houses that were destroyed by a Syrian government warplane, in Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. ( AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

Syrians stock up ahead of feared US-led attack

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrians stocked up on bread, canned food and candles Friday as the U.S. and France prepared for a potential military strike against the Syrian government, which the West alleges used chemical […]

08/30/2013

This Aug. 21, 2013 image provided by by Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show several bodies being buried during a funeral in a suburb of Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network, File)

Syria agrees to UN probe of purported attacks

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria reached an agreement with the United Nations on Sunday to allow a U.N. team of experts to visit the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks last week outside Damascus, state […]

08/25/2013

French President Francois Hollande, left, arrives at the government seminar held at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday Aug. 19, 2013.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere/Pool)

French government predicts rosy future (in 2025)

PARIS (AP) — Full employment, plenty of cheap housing, a new Industrial Revolution and Police 3.0. Those are the French government’s predictions for the year 2025. Leaders in the Socialist administration, who are under criticism […]

08/19/2013

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