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Lufthansa walkout hits flights at Paris airport

PARIS (AP) — Lufthansa workers angry over staffing shortages abruptly walked off the job at the main Paris airport Thursday, prompting flight cancellations and bringing a new headache to holiday travel. The walkout stranded hundreds […]

12/26/2013

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In France it’s not sexting, it’s textopornographie

PARIS (AP) — France, a nation with a centuries-old reputation for seduction, now has a word for sexting. If you want to send sexually explicit photos or text messages to your lover in France, it’s […]

12/20/2013

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US charity revealed as anonymous Hopi bidder

PARIS (AP) — A U.S. charitable foundation said Wednesday that it was the anonymous bidder that paid $530,000 for 24 Native American masks in a Paris auction and will return them to the Hopi Nation […]

12/11/2013

Yasser Arafat (AP Photo)

French expert report: No proof Arafat was poisoned

PARIS (AP) — Extensive reports by French scientists into Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s death have ruled out poisoning by radioactive polonium, his widow said Tuesday. The results contradict earlier findings by a Swiss lab, and […]

12/03/2013

Lawyers bring fresh lawsuit on sale of Hopi masks

PARIS (AP) — The Native American Hopi tribe took a Paris auction house to court Tuesday to try to block the upcoming sale of 32 sacred tribal masks, arguing they are “bitterly opposed” to the […]

12/03/2013

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Barcelona-Paris bullet train starts up on Dec. 15

MADRID (AP) – The leaders of Spain and France have announced that a new high-speed rail link between their countries will be inaugurated on Dec. 15. Speaking in Madrid, Spain’s Mariano Rajoy and France’s Francois […]

11/27/2013

Daniel Larribe, one of four Frenchmen held hostage by al-Qaida militants for three years in the African Sahel, walks at the airport in Niamey, Niger, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, one day after their release. (AP Photo/Tagaza Djibo)

Freed French hostages arrive home after 3 years

PARIS (AP) — Four Frenchmen held hostage by al-Qaida militants landed in France on Wednesday after three years in captivity in the punishing African Sahel. The wife and daughters of one hostage, Daniel Larribe, rushed […]

10/30/2013

French artist Dan23 poses front of his paintings in a social housing tower converted into a temporary street art exhibition in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Condemned apartments never looked so good _ and only rarely has graffiti met such an enthusiastic welcome. More than 80 artists were given free run of a rundown building that is doomed to destruction in 8 days. The line wraps around the block every day to see the apartments, each of which is its own art installation. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Doomed Paris tower lives out last days in graffiti

PARIS (AP) — Condemned apartments covered in spray paint have probably never been in such demand. An entire apartment tower in eastern Paris has been turned over to 105 street artists from around the world, […]

10/25/2013

A Picasso for $135 raffle posted on YouTube.

Online raffle for original Picasso – $135.00

An online raffle is offering Picasso lovers a chance to own one of his original works for $135. The work is titled “Man with Opera Hat.” The 12-inch by 9-inch cubist drawing from 1914 is […]

10/09/2013

President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Mario Draghi, left, and Governor of the French National Bank Christian Noyer arrive for a news conference of the European Central Bank at the French National Bank in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Outside US, ripple effects of budget battle feared

PARIS (AP) — Top European officials are keeping a worried eye on the U.S. government shutdown, saying it could pose a risk for the continent’s fledgling recovery. The U.S. has the world’s largest economy and […]

10/02/2013

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