STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! A look at the Tour de France
The worlds most famous cycling race began in 1903 as an effort to boost circulation for a sports newspaper.The race started by publisher Henri Desgrange became an instant success despite its grueling ... Posted on 6/27/13 at 9:01 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER France honors Oberstar
France has given former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar one of its highest honors.
Francois Delattre, French ambassador to the United States, bestowed the Commander in the National Order of Merit upon Obersta... Posted on 6/25/12 at 3:38 AM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Single and Businessman Bahn: No Children Allowed!
After getting bombarded with non-column-related commitments in the last weeks (which explains my reason for my absence from the Flensburg Files) and almost losing it ... Posted on 6/15/11 at 6:25 PM
The French army said it has restored some stability in the capital of Central African Republic after battling gunmen on Monday in an operation to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters responsible for killing hundreds since last week.
The American singer Bob Dylan is being investigated in France after a Croatian community organisation alleged that comments he made to Rolling Stone magazine last year amounted to incitement to racial hatred, Paris prosecutors said on Monday.
The al-Qaida-linked warlord Abou Zeid was killed in combat with French-led troops in Mali in February, France said Saturday, ending weeks of uncertainty about whether one of the group's leading commanders in the region was dead.
With World War II-era military planes darting overhead and Normandy's Utah Beach visible in the distance, a bronze statue emerged from beneath a camouflage parachute, in tribute to a man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television series "Band of Brothers."
On a wintry day in January 1943, a French girl named Sidonie came upon the body of an American flyer in the woods near her village, not far from where his B-17 bomber had crashed. For nearly 70 years, Sidonie Le Neillion and members of her family have remembered Roy “Christie” Christianson, an American flier, a UND graduate who had planned to be a teacher.
A video apparently showing a Muslim gunman's attacks on soldiers and a Jewish school was sent to the Al-Jazeera news network — but not by him, French police said today, raising the specter of a possible accomplice.
Jamey Keaten and Sarah DiLorenzo
, March 27, 2012
Counterterrorism authorities are expected to decide early Sunday whether to file preliminary charges against 30-year-old Abdelkader Merah, who has been under questioning for four days over killings in southern France that stunned the country and refocused attention on the threat of radical Muslim militants.
Johanna DeCorse and Raphael Satter
, March 24, 2012
VIDEOS: Watch at bottom of article In a dramatic end to a 32-hour standoff, a masked French SWAT team slipped into the apartment of an Islamist extremist today, sparking a firefight that ended with the
Johanna Decorse and Sarah DiLorenzo
, March 22, 2012
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article An official says French police plan to storm an apartment building shortly if a gunman suspected in seven killings and claiming allegiance to al-Qaida doesn't surrender.
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