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Woman ruled dead in 2017 fights to be declared alive

PARIS (AP) — Frenchwoman Jeanne Pouchain has an unusual problem. She's officially dead. She has been trying for three years to prove that she is alive. The 58-year-old woman says she...

France unveils draft law to fight Islamist radical 'enemy'

PARIS (AP) — A draft law aimed at arming France against Islamist radicalism was unveiled Wednesday, a measure promoted by President Emmanuel Macron to rout out what he calls “separatists” undermining ...

Train gunman tells French court his target only US soldiers

PARIS (AP) — The gunman charged over a foiled 2015 train attack told a French court Wednesday that he had targeted only American soldiers, after refusing instructions from an Islamic State ringleader ...

Trial in France for extremist foiled by 3 Americans on train

PARIS (AP) — An Islamic State operative goes on trial Monday in France on terror charges for swaggering bare-chested through a train in 2015 with an arsenal of weapons and shooting one passenger. He w...

6-year-old WWII French Resistance agent honored at long last

PARIS (AP) — Quinquin, his code name, followed orders, crossing enemy lines to pass messages if needed. In the end he was killed by friendly fire, at the age of 6, likely France’s youngest member of t...

French Muslims, stigmatized by attacks, feel under pressure

PARIS (AP) — The pressure rises with each gruesome attack. After three in five weeks, France’s Muslims are feeling squeezed. A spotlight of suspicion was trained on them again even b...

France reacts to boycott calls; Erdogan ups Macron insults

PARIS (AP) — French authorities denounced Turkish “propaganda” against France that they said was aimed at fanning hate at home and abroad, and asked Sunday for calls to boycott French products cease i...

French leader decries terrorist beheading of history teacher

PARIS (AP) — For the second time in three weeks, terror struck France, this time with the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in a street in a Paris suburb. The suspected attacker was shot and kil...

France: Teacher decapitated, suspect shot dead by police

PARIS (AP) — A history teacher who opened a discussion with students on caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad was decapitated in a French street on Friday and police have shot the suspected killer d...

France's Macron details plan targeting Islamist 'separatism'

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron, trying to rid France of what authorities say is a “parallel society” of radical Muslims thriving outside the values of the nation, is laying the groundwork Frid...

Crop tops or 'republican' dress? France debates schoolwear

PARIS (AP) — French women enjoy a reputation for their instinctive knack for spot-on chic attire. But now they may well be confused. Ministers, already working overtime to tamp down ...

Carpenters wow public with medieval techniques at Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — With precision and boundless energy, a team of carpenters used medieval techniques to raise up — by hand — a three-ton oak truss Saturday in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, a replica of th...

Is France really growing more 'savage'? Word stirs trouble

PARIS (AP) — The subject is serious: violence in French society. But senior ministers have been stumbling over each other’s words in a debate about how grave the problem really is and how best to desc...

France's horses killed in mysterious ritual-like mutilations

PARIS (AP) — Armed with knives, some knowledge of their prey and a large dose of cruelty, attackers are going after horses and ponies in pastures across France in what may be ritual mutilations. ...

French troops stay in Mali after coup, no end in sight

PARIS (AP) — It was a picture postcard meant to portray unity in the vast and fragile lands that once were French colonies: President Emmanuel Macron standing with the leaders of five West African cou...