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 […]


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…


Far-right group sees anti-migrant sea mission as a success

PARIS — A far-right European group has hailed as a success its bid to stop humanitarian organizations from rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean, but ended its trouble-plagued voyage stranded at sea. Operation Defend Europe came to an abrupt end this week after more than a month at sea in the chartered ship C Star, but…


Lyon concedes two late goals in 3-3 home draw with Bordeaux

PARIS — Forward Nabil Fekir’s early contender for goal of the season was not enough, as Lyon conceded two late goals to draw with Bordeaux 3-3 in a thrilling French league match on Saturday. After midfielder Lukas Lerager’s 88th-minute goal, forward Malcom earned Bordeaux a point with a fine strike in injury time. Right back…