PARIS

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$1 million in jewels stolen near Cannes film fest

PARIS (AP) — Suspected thieves ripped out a small safe from the wall of a hotel room near the Cannes Film Festival and made off with about $1 million worth of jewelry inside, a French […]

05/17/2013

The Arc de Triomphe in Paris. (AP Photo)

Bomb scare: Paris police evacuate Arc de Triomphe

PARIS (AP) — Paris police say tourists have been evacuated from the Arc de Triomphe while authorities check the famed monument for a possible bomb.

04/29/2013

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Ewes-ful: Paris hires sheep to mow city lawns

PARIS (AP) — Will tourists soon see flocks of baaing sheep at the Eiffel Tower and bleating ewes by Notre Dame cathedral? That could be the case, since Paris City Hall this week installed a small flock of sheep to mow the lawn at the city’s gardens.

04/05/2013

Pilot in cockpit of jet

Air France: Man found in cockpit not an employee

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Air France says a French man arrested after sitting inside the cockpit of a plane scheduled to fly from Philadelphia is not one of its employees.

03/22/2013

Pablo Picasso

Picasso portrait fetches near $45M at auction

LONDON (AP) — A Picasso painting of his muse has fetched 28.6 million pounds ($44.9 million) at a London auction.

02/05/2013

Soccer player David Beckham

AP source: Beckham will join French club PSG

LONDON (AP) — David Beckham will join Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, opting for a move to France after mulling over lucrative offers from around the world since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy.

01/31/2013

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Napoleon’s coded Kremlin letter sold for $243,500

FONTAINEBLEAU, France (AP) — A secret code letter sent in 1812 by Napoleon Bonaparte boasting that his French forces would blow up Moscow’s Kremlin has sold at auction for ten times its estimated presale price.

12/02/2012

French government gets anti-sexism lessons

PARIS (AP) – French government ministers will be given anti-sexism lessons, in the wake of one minister’s comments suggesting women couldn’t handle technical work. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has asked the French equality ministry to […]

10/30/2012

French dog poisoned and buried alive survives

PARIS (AP) – A Jack Russell terrier has survived after being poisoned and buried alive – and he can thank the man who saw the ground wiggle. Ethan came back to life on his third […]

10/19/2012

France boosts security at religious sites

PARIS (AP) – France is boosting security at Jewish and other religious sites after blanks were fired at a synagogue and police accused a suspected cell of radical Islamists of ties to a grenade attack […]

10/08/2012

Mammoth skeleton up for auction in Paris

PARIS (AP) – Looking for that must-have ornament for a cavernous living room or backyard lawn? Perk up, Sotheby’s is putting a complete Mammoth skeleton up for sale in Paris. The auction house plans the […]

09/20/2012

New French cartoons inflame prophet film tensions

PARIS (AP) – A French magazine published vulgar caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad on Wednesday, brandishing its right to free speech amid global tensions over a movie insulting to Islam. In response, the French government […]

09/19/2012

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