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France convicts 3 for wanting to fight in Syria
March 07, 2014 08:21 PM
PARIS: Three young men were convicted and handed prison sentences Friday for trying to travel to Syria, a magnet for foreign fighters, even though they never left France. The convictions by a Paris court were thought to be the first in France of potential jihadi fighters for Syria. The prison...
French Muslims gravitate toward Syria ‘jihad’
February 03, 2014 12:11 AM
PARIS: Two high school classmates, both French Muslims, headed off to Syria this month instead of going to school. They were located, brought home – one fetched by his father – and are now being investigated on terrorism-linked charges. The unfolding drama of the teenagers, aged 15 and...
France: Journalists killed in Mali were shot
November 03, 2013 08:25 PM
PARIS: Two veteran French journalists kidnapped and killed in northern Mali were shot to death, French authorities said Sunday, as questions emerged about how the gunmen managed to carry out the attack near a town where both French troops and U.N. forces are based.The slayings of Ghislaine Dupont,...
Skinheads questioned in deadly Paris brawl
June 07, 2013 09:00 PM
PARIS: For years they operated in the shadows, but militant extreme-right groups have become increasingly visible in France.Since the death of a university student this week in a melee between skinheads and militant leftists, the French government says it wants to ban extreme-right groups - a...
Al-Qaida offshoot threatens French interests
May 07, 2013 07:43 PM
PARIS: An Algeria-based al-Qaida offshoot said in an online video on Tuesday that Muslims have an obligation to attack French interests around the world because of France's military intervention in Mali.In a message posted on YouTube, Abou Obeida Youssef Al-Annabi, a notable in the Al-Qaida in the...
Scandal of disgraced French taxman taints financial administration
April 15, 2013 12:46 AM
PARIS: He feels hounded and, like a marked man, says he changes locations every few days. Less than a month ago, Jerome Cahuzac, France’s disgraced former budget minister, was the hunter – with an eye out for citizens cheating tax authorities by hiding cash abroad. He was devoted to...
In colorblind France, rising diversity tests unity
March 17, 2013 02:10 PM
MONTFERMEIL, France:The streets in one of the Paris region's toughest housing projects, burgeoning with immigrants, bear names like Cezanne, Picasso and Utrillo, as if to stamp the French heritage onto the psyches of its residents.But neither the names of the great masters nor the idyllic images...
French try to root out would-be jihadists at home
February 07, 2013 12:50 PM
PARIS: France, waging war against Islamist extremists in Mali, is on the hunt for would-be fighters at home, fearful that they will join militants in the conflict in its former African colony or take radical action on French soil.With Iraq and Afghanistan no longer magnets for foreign fighters,...
Paris urges Syrian opposition to stop extremists
January 28, 2013 10:55 PM
PARIS: France warned Monday that extremists could prevail in Syria if nations fail to support the opposition coalition and don't deliver promised funds and political support soon. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, addressing envoys from 50 nations that France is trying to coax into action, says...
France: 3 Kurdish women 'executed' in Paris
January 10, 2013 09:08 PM
PARIS: Three Kurdish women, including one of the founders of a militant group battling Turkish troops since 1984, were slain in Paris, French officials said Thursday. Angry Kurds immediately flooded the area, with some claiming the killings were a "political assassination." French...
French ex-minister sues tycoon for paternity
November 10, 2012 01:07 AM
PARIS: Rachida Dati built her against-the-odds career by defying convention. So it was in character when – while serving as France’s justice minister – she had a daughter and refused to say who the father was. Now, what was once thought to be an exercise in discretion has morphed...
France tries to ID suspect jihadist held in Mali
November 08, 2012 11:51 PM
PARIS: French authorities are trying to figure out whether a man arrested in the West African nation of Mali who was en route to Islamist combatants is the same man charged in Paris with a terror-related offense, a judicial official said Thursday. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, is one...
Prison, $7 billion fine for French rogue trader
October 24, 2012 04:16 PM
PARIS: The Paris appeals court on Wednesday ordered former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel to spend three years in prison and pay back a staggering €4.9 billion (about $7 billion) in damages for one of the biggest trading frauds in history. The 35-year-old Kerviel, who never profited...
French sneak $2 million in cash to Syrians in direct aid program
October 18, 2012 12:51 AM
PARIS: France has been sneaking large sums of cash – $2 million in all – to civilians in Syria to help rebel-held towns rebuild bakeries, dispose of garbage and set up a police force. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met Wednesday with representatives of about 20 countries to...
Palestinians push Nativity church as Heritage site
June 23, 2012 10:39 AM
PARIS: The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is becoming the church of contention, with a bid by the Palestinians to use their position as the newest members of the U.N.'s cultural arm to obtain World Heritage status for the iconic Christian site - and perhaps boost their own campaign for...

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