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American WWII vets awarded Legion of Honor by France

American WWII vets awarded Legion of Honor by France

27 February 2015   0 comments
Five American World War II veterans received France's highest honor Friday during a moving ceremony aboard a French naval vessel moored in Florida.The five, ages 89 to 93, were awarded the Legion of Honor...

Rwandan leader in Paris for UN trip as ties remain strained 27 February 2015

Rwandan President Paul Kagame got a mixed reception from protesters in Paris Friday as he visited the UN cultural agency on his first trip to the city since accusing France of "participating" in genocide.He...

Cultural heritage a victim of conflict 27 February 2015

Jihadists in Iraq have smashed ancient statues to pieces with sledgehammers in the second city Mosul, sparking global outrage, in the latest loss of world cultural heritage to conflict.In September 2014,...

Daft Punk at last unmasked - in sculpture 27 February 2015

When sculptor Xavier Veilhan persuaded Daft Punk to come to his studio, the artist, in the words of one of the duo's songs, got lucky. The ever-masked electronic musicians took off their helmets.The result...

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutr... 27 February 2015

Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel.The channel, owned...

EU sets France tough deficit targets

27 February 2015
The EU set France tough new targets on Friday to get its budget deficit back within Brussels rules, keeping up the pressure after giving Paris two more years until 2017 to toe the line.The benchmarks......

Louvre museum condemns Iraq jihadist statue-smashing

27 February 2015
Paris's famed Louvre museum on Friday reacted in shock to the destruction of priceless artefacts by jihadists in Iraq, saying they hit at the heart of "humanity's memory."A video released Thursday showed......

EU sets France tough targets to rein in deficit by 2017 27 February 2015

The EU set France tough new targets for the coming years Friday to ensure it gets its budget deficit back within Brussels rules, after giving Paris until 2017 to comply.The European Commission is keeping...

Assad has no role in Syria's future: Britain, France 27 February 2015

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad cannot "credibly" be part of any future government combating the threat from the Islamic State (IS) group in the country, Britain and France said Friday.Assad is "stoking...

Syria domestic, exiled opposition agree crisis roadmap 27 February 2015

Syria's main domestic and exiled opposition groups said Friday they had agreed a joint draft roadmap for the first time, calling for a transitional governing body and an end to the brutal conflict.The...

France's Hollande visits typhoon-hit Philippine town 27 February 2015

French President Francois Hollande met survivors of one of the world's strongest typhoons in a remote Philippine coastal town on Friday, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial...

Norway arrests radical preacher who praised Charlie Hebdo ki... 27 February 2015

A radical Islamic preacher has been arrested in Norway after praising last month's deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly in Paris, police said Friday.The Iraqi Kurd preacher known as Mullah...

France's Hollande condemns 'barbaric' destruction of Iraq ar... 27 February 2015

French President Francois Hollande on Friday condemned the "barbaric" destruction by Islamic State militants of priceless ancient artefacts in Iraq's city of Mosul."Barbarism affects people, history,...

Syria domestic, exiled opposition agree crisis roadmap 27 February 2015

Syria's main domestic and exiled opposition groups said Friday they had agreed a joint draft roadmap for the first time calling for a transitional governing body and an end to the brutal conflict.The...

Airbus profits take off in 2014, no turbulence seen in 2015 27 February 2015

Airbus Group said Friday its net profit soared 59 percent in 2014 thanks to record deliveries of passenger jets and that it expects revenue and operating profits to climb further this year.The company,...

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