3 charged in mysterious, failed attack on Paris building

PARIS — Three men have been handed preliminary terror-linked charges in the failed attack at a residential building in an upscale Paris neighbourhood with gas canisters that failed to ignite. A judicial official said on Saturday that the three were placed under formal investigation late Friday in the mysterious attack attempt. The official wasn’t authorized…



Solar energy is fastest growing source of power

PARIS — A report shows that solar energy was the fastest-growing source of power last year, accounting for almost two-thirds of net new capacity globally. The International Energy Agency said Wednesday that the rise was due to a boom in photovoltaic panel installations, particularly in China, thanks to a drop in costs and greater support…


Nice routs titleholder Monaco 4-0 in French league

PARIS — Mario Balotelli scored twice as Nice gave Riviera rival Monaco its first defeat 4-0 and Paris Saint-Germain an edge in the French league standings on Saturday. Nice, which came into the game with only three points from four matches, ended Monaco’s run of 16 straight league wins carrying over from last season with…


France’s Le Pen seeks to bill herself as Macron’s main opponent

By Gonzalo Fuentes BRACHAY, France (Reuters) – French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who has been largely out of the spotlight since stinging electoral defeats, on Saturday sought to reclaim the mantle of main opponent to President Emmanuel Macron, which polls now attribute to the far-left. Surveys show that while Le Pen gathered more votes […]


French missing girl: 2 men released without being charged

PARIS — An official in France says that two men have been released without charges after being questioned in the disappearance of a 9-year-old girl at a wedding party in an Alpine town. The official said that the men, both 34, were released Friday night. They were detained on Thursday and Friday. The official, who…


French police hunt for girl, 9, who vanished at a wedding

PARIS — French police are widening their search for a 9-year-old girl who disappeared during a wedding in the Alps, combing woods and streams and questioning more potential witnesses. A photo and description of the girl has been posted and tweeted across France since her weekend disappearance, and the local prosecutor opened a kidnapping investigation.…


Macron Vows to Make Fight Against ‘Islamic Terrorism’ His Top Priority

(PARIS) — French President Emmanuel Macron has made the fight against “Islamic terrorism” in Syria and Iraq the top priority in his foreign policy agenda. Speaking Tuesday to French diplomats gathered at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Macron called the Islamic State group “our enemy.” “Restoring peace and stability — Iraq then Syria — is…