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3 hrs ago | The Star Online

Chief rabbi says French society has turned indifferent to anti-Semitism

France's government has reacted strongly to a rising tide of anti-Semitic acts this year but French society seems indifferent to the threat they present, the country's newly elected chief rabbi said on Tuesday. Haim Korsia, who was elected in June, recalled the huge crowds that demonstrated in Paris in 1990 after a Jewish cemetery was desecrated in the southeastern town of Carpentras.


Related Topix: World News, Israel, Middle East, Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande

6 hrs ago | Switched

Lindsay Lohan Did Not Handle Whitney Houston's Body Bag, Says Coroner

SEPTEMBER 10: Lindsay Lohan attends the Chovgan Twilight Polo at Ham Polo Club on September 10, 2014 in Richmond, England. [B]ecause a lot of other people were meant to do it, and they were like: 'No, they can't handle it.


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10 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

The 'world's strangest-looking airplane' turns 20

The Airbus A300-600ST, a transport aircraft often referred to as "the Beluga" for its uncanny resemblance to the whale of the same name, made its first-ever flight on Sept. 13, 1994.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A300, Airbus A350, Airbus A340,

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Indian summer comes to the rescue for...

After a gloomy summer, sunny skies are smiling on Bordeaux, France's premier wine-growing region, since the start of September, sparking sudden talk of high-end vintages. Grapes hang in a vineyard in the soutwestern French town of Pessac on September 9, 2014 - by Jean Pierre Muller "We are making up an awful lot of ground," says Antoine Medeville, a winemaking consultant for several vineyards in the Medoc region.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, World News

PC World

Netflix launches in France, complete with a Franc-o-fied 'House of Cards'

In a move to woo French viewers and placate French regulators, Netflix's France service, which just launched Monday, will feature the eight-part TV series Marseille later next year. Think of it as a House of Cards clone that has been tailored to talk about sleazy French politics, of course, instead of American.


Related Topix: House of Cards, Entertainment, Television, World News, Celebrities, Kevin Spacey

The Times of India

France begins reconnaissance flights over Iraq

Iraqi President Faud Masum and French President Francois Hollande make statements to the press during 'International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq' at the Quai d'Orsay on September 15, 2014 in Paris, France. AL-DHAFRA : French planes carried out their first reconnaissance flights over Iraq on Monday in support of the US-led campaign against Islamic State jihadists.


Related Topix: Francois Hollande, World News, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Cameras, Iraq

Evesham Journal

The first man from Pershore to die in the First World War

ONE hundred years ago this week, on September 20, 1914, the first soldier from Pershore to die in the First World War was killed during a battle near Aisne in France. Lieutenant Aubrey Wells Hudson, who was serving with the 2nd Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment, was leading his men in a woodland firefight when he was shot.


Related Topix: Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom, World News


Rosetta comet mission aims for the J spot

The Rosetta mission has picked a destination on top of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for its Philae lander, mission managers announced today at European Space Agency headquarters in Paris. The area -- site "J" -- is near the top of the smaller lobe, or head, of the comet, which some have likened to the shape of a duck ever since the Rosetta spacecraft arrived at the comet on 6 August.


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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks to the media with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Europe, United Kingdom, Francois Hollande, Essex County, England, Greater London County, England

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Jay Z Announces Beyonce's Pregnancy; Reveals Baby Bump! [PHOTOS]

GASP! Finally I can let you all in on the BIG secret I have been hinting to since July on twitter. Beyonce is pregnant with baby number 2! Jay-Z confirmed the news, announcing Beyonce's pregnancy during a performance at the Stade de France on September 12, 2014 in Paris, France.


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St.Petersburg Times

Russia's Foreign Ministry blasted France for its "double standards"...

Femen activists during a protest at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France against the Catholic church's stance on gay-marriage in February 2013. Photo: Jacob Khrist / Russia's Foreign Ministry blasted France for its "double standards" following a Parisian court's decision to release nine Femen activists who stormed the Notre Dame cathedral last year to stage a topless protest against the pope.


Related Topix: World News, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

ABC News

Iraqi Leader: No Need for Arab Powers to Strike IS

Iraq President Fouad Massoum, right, followed by Iraq Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, left, arrive with Iraqi officials at Orly airport south of Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 ahead of a conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry,... View Full Caption Iraq President Fouad Massoum, right, followed by Iraq Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, left, arrive with Iraqi officials at Orly airport south of Paris, France, Sunday, Sept.


Related Topix: Francois Hollande

Daily Mail

Beyonce holds her tummy while visiting museum in France

'The United States stands shoulder to shoulder with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve': President Obama promises to destroy ISIS in wake of beheading of British hostage British hackers as young as 16 calling themselves ISIS face extradition to U.S. 'for threatening to carry out school massacres' 'The ultimate prize...72 pure untouched virgins': Is this the poem used by American jihadist to get more recruits into the fold? 'People will be sickened that this man is British': David Cameron vows to bring Jihadi John and his fellow ISIS killers to justice after beheading of 'hero' British hostage as identity of second hostage is revealed Inside jihadi boot camp: Islamist fighters in Syria release video of training program showing extremists abseiling down rock faces and descending zip wires Django Unchained actress and her white husband hit out at 'racist' cops who handcuffed her ... (more)


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Unseen Picasso Letter, With Doodles, on Display in France

A previously unseen letter written by Pablo Picasso, complete with sketches, has gone on display in western France. The letter, to his friend the French poet Max Jacob, comes from a private collection and is displayed at the fine arts museum in the western city of Quimper.


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Unseen Picasso letter - with doodles - on display in France

A woman looks at a letter from 1903 by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso addressed to French poet Max Jacob at the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Quimper, western France. The letter, to his friend the French poet Max Jacob, comes from a private collection and is displayed at the fine arts museum in the western city of Quimper.


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NBC2 News

Britain vows to 'confront' the ISIS 'menace' after killing of David Haines

In an ISIS video titled "A second message to America" released September 2, 2014, a masked ISIS figure is shown threatening the life of British captive David Haines. In the same video it shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.


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Detroit News

St. Tropez has charm enough to attract 6 million visitors a year

The old fishing port of St. Tropez, France, is one of many tourist destinations to be found there, including museums, chateaus, cafes, markets and boutique shops. St. Tropez, France - The sexy, sunny siren of the Cote d'Azur, St. Tropez, has been luring men to the French Riviera long before Brigitte Bardot made it a jet-set touchstone with the 1956 film 'And God Created Woman.'


Related Topix: France Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, Recreational Vehicle, Chateau, Comedy Movies, And God Created Woman, Drama Movies, Brigitte Bardot, Pop/Rock, World News,

Bognor Today

The Best Dressed winner at Goodwood Revival

FASHIONISTAS from all over the world turned out in force at the Goodwood Revival on Saturday to compete for the prestigious Best Dressed award. Since its beginning, fashion has long been an integral part of the annual historic motor racing event, with most attendees dressing in period attire from the 1940s, '50s and '60s for the As such, each year the daily Best Dressed competition is hotly contested and so far the 2014 event has been no exception.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Green Left Weekly

France: Left Front debates 'uniting the people' vs 'uniting the left'

The Left Party's Jean Luc Melenchon has stood down as Left Front co-president and is planing to launch a Movement for a Sixth Republic. About 200 activists from France's Left Front gathered in Paris on Saturday 6 to discuss the group's future.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Socialist Party (Chile), Socialist Party (France)

The New Zealand Herald

Our year in France

In May 2011, I moved to France with my husband and three daughters aged 8, 6 and 3. Michael, Isabella, Madeleine, Francesca and I had no real plan, we simply wanted to experience an OE together as a family somewhere in Europe at a time when work and school made it possible. We arrived in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the southeast of France with a long list of things to do.


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