How Emmanuel Macron wooed his former high school teacher

When Emmanuel Macron’s parents found out that he had fallen in love with his drama teacher in 1994, they were desperate to avoid scandal and packed him off to finish his last year of high school in Paris, two hours south of their home in Amiens. But the separation

Influential French chef Paul Bocuse dead at 91

PARIS — Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for nearly half a century and put it on tables around the world, a man who raised the profile of top chefs from invisible kitchen artists to international celebrities, has died at 91, French officials announced. Often referred

France is trying to outlaw fake news

PARIS — Can a democratic country outlaw fake news? France is about to find out after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns. Criticism is pouring in from media advocates, tech experts — and Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT. They say the law smacks of

Video of gang of youths beating cop surfaces online

A female police officer and her boss were attacked in a suburb of Paris by a group of young people who then posted videos of the attack online, reports said. The officer — who has not been named — was recorded being kicked around violently as the attackers around

Rescuers use chopper to make daring save at French ski resort

High-flying rescuers used helicopters to pluck passengers from a stalled ski lift in the French Alps Sunday. More than 70 gondolas froze mid-air at the alpine Chamrousse resort at about 3 p.m. local time, according to the UK’s Daily Express, which cited French media. Passengers spent more than two hours

Sailor sets record for solo round-the-world trip

BREST, France — French sailor Francois Gabart broken the record Sunday for sailing around the world alone, circumnavigating the planet in just 42 days and 16 hours. That is more than six days faster than the last record, set by fellow Frenchman Thomas Coville last year. The organizers, tracking his

Woolly mammoth skeleton sells for $645G at auction

These old bones carried a mammoth price. The skeleton of a woolly mammoth that roamed the Earth at least 10,000 years ago sold at auction for $645,000 Saturday in France. The 10-foot-plus tall skeleton — which retained 80 percent of its original bones — was bought by the chief executive

Homeless man literally walks out of airport with bags of money

PARIS — French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros ($354,000). Two police officers, who are not allowed to speak publicly on the case, said Thursday that

Train collides with school bus, kills 4 students

PARIS — A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said. It was one of the worst rail accidents in France in years. Photos from the