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Official Says Air Algérie Flight Plummeted 10,000 Meters in 3 Minutes

New information by investigators suggests the Air Algérie flight AH5017 dropped 10,000 meters in 3 minutes when it hit a storm.

French authorities have not yet ruled out any explanations for the crash but said that bad weather was an important factor in the accident. 265 more words

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New Sanctions Won’t Block France-Russia Warship Deal

The French government has said that it will push ahead with its warship contract with Russia, despite pressure from the United States and European Union to scrap the deal. 682 more words

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French Foreign Minister Says Israel’s Right to Self-Defense Does not Justify “Massacres”

“How many more deaths will it take to stop what must be called the carnage in Gaza?”

Strong words came from the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius this morning, condemning what he described as excessive use of force by Israel in the conflict in Gaza. 309 more words

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Pro-Palestinian Marches in Paris Continue Despite Government Ban

Another pro-Palestinian protest took place in France’s capital Saturday August 2, despite the fact that such protests have been banned. Last weekend over 70 people were arrested after another pro-Palestinian demonstration turned violent in Paris. 753 more words

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The Last Newspaper Vendor: an Unlikely Celebrity of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Seeing Ali Akbar selling Le Monde on the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is startling. Not simply because he is often calling out his own headlines like, “Monica Lewinsky pregnant by Obama! 751 more words

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"Fait-Maison": French Roll Out Logo for “House-made” Restaurant Dishes

The French have always been particular about their food. Under a recent consumer protection law titled, “Public decree No. 2014-797,” restaurants in France will be allowed to display a symbol to indicate that dishes are “homemade.” The law is intended to combat the growing trend of off-premise preparation and frozen, ready-made food in restaurants. 433 more words

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"No Survivors" on Crashed Air Algerie Flight AH5017

In a statement this morning French President François Hollande confirmed that there were no survivors among the 118 victims of the crashed Air Algerie flight AH5017. 264 more words

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