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…


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.…


First doctor on scene recounts Diana’s fatal crash in Paris

PARIS — French doctor Frederic Mailliez, the first physician on the scene of Princess Diana’s fatal car accident in Paris 20 years ago, says he gave first aid to the victims before knowing who he was treating. Mailliez was off-duty when he drove into the Alma road tunnel on Aug. 31, 1997, a few seconds…


Girl, 8, killed as car plows into French pizzeria

French police say an eight-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris. An official with the national gendarme service said the driver was arrested soon after the incident Monday night in…


The Latest: Officials: Car drove into patrons intentionally

PARIS — The Latest on the car that drove into the sidewalk outside a pizza restaurant in France (all times local): 10:11 p.m. French officials say the driver who steered into patrons of a pizza restaurant east of Paris clearly acted intentionally, but they have no reason so far to suspect a terrorist motive. A…


8-Year-Old Girl Dead, 5 Injured After Car Drives Into Pizzeria Near Paris

The driver was arrested after the incident