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3 months 4 weeks ago

French president dissolves government

PARIS (AP) - French President Francois Hollande is dissolving the government after an open feud in his Cabinet over the country's economy. Prime Minister Manuel Valls offered up his Socialist government's resignation Monday after accusing his economy minister of crossing a line with open criticism of the government's policies. Hollande...

2 years 7 months ago

'Spiderman' strikes again west of Paris

PARIS (AP) - The French skyscraper climber known to some as Spiderman has struck again: This time, on France's new tallest building. Alain Robert scaled the recently heightened First tower in La Defense business district west of Paris on Thursday. Hundreds of onlookers peered out of its windows or craned...

2 years 8 months ago

6-year-old dies in France floor collapse

PARIS (AP) - French officials say a floor has collapsed in a building where an Easter religious ceremony was being held, killing a 6-year-old and seriously injuring four other people. The collapse occurred Sunday afternoon at a two-story house used by an evangelical group for religious ceremonies in Stains, a...

2 years 9 months ago

Killing spree suspect dead after standoff

TOULOUSE, France (AP) - A police official says that the suspect in a three-attack killing spree who claims links to al-Qaida is dead. The official, Didier Martinez of the Unite SGP police union, says the news was announced Thursday on the police radio shortly after a 5-minute volley of gunfire....

2 years 9 months ago

France shooting suspect holes up in building

TOULOUSE, France (AP) - France's interior minister says a gunman suspected in a wave of killings has stopped talking to police, and that authorities have been monitoring him for years. Claude Gueant was speaking Wednesday in the southern city of Toulouse, where a police raid is under way targeting the...

4 years 1 month ago

More protests in France over entitlement change

PARIS (AP) - Tens of thousands of protesters are marching throughout France in the latest emonstrations against plans to raise the retirement age that are awaiting President Nicolas Sarkozy's signature. The marches amount to a last-ditch attempt led by labor unions to derail the conservative government's aim to boost...

4 years 2 months ago

US enters top 20 in ending gender bias

A newly released survey of 134 nations shows four Nordic countries lead the world in eliminating inequality between men and women. Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden have topped the Global Gender Gap Index since it was first released in 2006 by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum, and Iceland remained...

4 years 6 months ago

Obesity impact on sexual health

A new study looks at how obesity may impact sexual health. French researchers surveyed over 12,000 adults about their sexual behavior. Obese men were two and half times more likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction than normal weight men. Obese women had four times the number...

4 years 9 months ago

US Apple iPad sales to begin April 3

Apple says its much-anticipated iPad tablet will hit U.S. store shelves on April 3. Apple had originally said the device would be released worldwide in March. Apple Inc. said Friday the Wi-Fi models will go on sale first. iPads that can connect to Wi-Fi as well as 3G cellular...

4 years 10 months ago

USA Olympic Medals

Gold: 6 Silver: 5 Bronze: 7 The United States continues to lead the medal count at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver with 18 overall. Germany is in second place with 11, followed by Norway with 8. Host country Canada is tied with France for fourth place with 7 medals...

5 years 3 weeks ago

2012 Figure Skating worlds to be held in Nice

The 2012 World Figure Skating Championships will be held in Nice, France. The International Skating Union has scheduled the annual competition to take place in the Mediterranean resort city from March 26-April 1 that year. It will be the seventh time France has hosted the worldchampionships. It last staged the...

5 years 2 months ago

Stinky blue-green algae blamed for dog deaths

Waterways across the upper Midwest are increasingly plagued with ugly, smelly and potentially deadly blue-green algae, bloomed by drought and fertilizer runoffs from farm fields, that's killed dozens of dogs and sickened many people. Aquatic biologists say it's a problem that falls somewhere between a human health concern and...

5 years 2 months ago

US, UK and France tell Iran to open nuke site

The leaders of the U.S., Britain and France are demanding that Iran fully disclose its nuclear ambitions "or be held accountable" to the world community. Amid the disclosure of a secret Iranian nuclear facility today, President Barack Obama declared that Tehran is "breaking rules that all nations must follow" aimed...

5 years 2 months ago

Europe fails to agree on bluefin tuna ban

A sharply divided European Union failed Tuesday to protect the threatened bluefin tuna, as the bloc's Mediterranean nations refused to back even a temporary a ban on catching the fish prized by sushi aficionados. The EU's executive commission urged EU governments to agree to a temporary ban until the...

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