Two female resistance fighters to be honored at Paris' Pantheon

PARIS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Two women who fought with the Resistance during World War II will be honored with interment in the Pantheon, French President Francois Hollande says.

The changing French alliance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande's state visit to the United States this week (without any lady friend in tow) is being touted as a revival of America's oldest alliance. The trouble will be in the newest areas of commerce.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

France destroys ivory publicly in effort to stop illegal trade

PARIS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- French officials said they destroyed more than 3 tons of elephant tusks in public Thursday in an attempt to stop the illegal trade of the ivory.

Northrop expands support for Japan's Hawkeyes

TOKYO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Corp. has signed a 5-year deal with AAR Corp. and Sumitomo Corp. to set up a just-in-time inventory management process for Japan's E-2C Hawkeye program.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
By United Press International
Remembering the 50th anniversary of JFK's funeral

Remembering the 50th anniversary of JFK's funeral

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A million people lined the streets Nov. 25, 1963, and millions more were glued to TVs as the United States paid final respects to President John F. Kennedy.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.
By United Press International

Long-stored gifts to be displayed at Churchill's home

WESTERHAM, England, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Britain's National Trust said gifts from world leaders including Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin will be displayed at Winston Churchill's England home.

EU distributes financial aid to Mali

BRUSSELS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The European Union is expressing its ongoing commitment to Mali with an $830 million assistance package, Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said Tuesday.

Airports slightly busier in Europe in 2012

BRUSSELS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Air travel rose slightly in Europe in 2012 compared to 2011, the European Commission said Tuesday, but 10 of 30 top airports reported declines.

Air France-KLM says it has no plans to decimate Alitalia

PARIS, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Air France-KLM said it had no plans to cut employees or reduce assets at Italian airline Alitalia in order to raise fresh capital.

Police search for $2.16 million worth of gold blocks after arrests

PARIS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Police said they have arrested six men who allegedly stole blocks of gold worth $2.16 million from an Air France plane in Paris.

Record cocaine bust on Air France plane raises complicity questions

NANTERRE, France, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A record seizure of 1.3 tons of pure cocaine aboard an Air France airliner raises questions about possible complicity of French airport workers, police say.

DCNS completes intermediate refit of carrier

TOULON, France, July 25 (UPI) -- An intermediate refit of the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle has been completed by shipbuilder DCNS.

Paris airport workers charged with theft

PARIS, July 21 (UPI) -- Police said they charged 17 baggage handlers at the Charles De Gaulle airport near Paris with stealing more than $230,000 worth of valuables from suitcases.
France's crisis looms

France's crisis looms

PARIS, June 24 (UPI) -- It is starting to look as though France might be the country to watch this fall as the next phase of the European crisis unfolds.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

French air traffic controllers strike to end on Thursday

PARIS, June 12 (UPI) -- A strike by French air traffic controllers that resulted in thousands of flight cancellations is set to end Thursday, officials said.

French railway workers prepare to strike Thursday -- for a day

PARIS, June 12 (UPI) -- Railway workers are set to go on a one-day strike in France Thursday, halting some high-speed trains, union officials said.

French company launches world's biggest container ship

MARSEILLE, France, June 4 (UPI) -- A French shipping company launched the world's biggest container ship Tuesday in a ceremony attended by President Francois Hollande.

Deceased Cameroonian stowaway buried in France

MAUREGARD, France, May 4 (UPI) -- A French village buried a Cameroonian man who was found dead in the landing gear of an airplane that landed at a local airport, officials said.

Commentary: Global gridlock -- and lockjaw

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- A former national security adviser says the United States faces its biggest threat since the fear of nuclear war with the Soviet Union: Cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare.

Snow and ice storm hit France hard

PARIS, March 15 (UPI) -- A late-winter European storm that hit France with snow and ice this week could deal a $914 million economic blow to the country, officials estimated.

Blizzard hits England, France and Belgium

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- Hundreds of drivers got stuck in southeastern England as a blizzard fouled roads Tuesday on both sides of the English Channel, police said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
By United Press International

Mountain climber Maurice Herzog dead at 93

PARIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Mountaineer Maurice Herzog, who made the first recorded climb to the 8,000-meter (26,246-foot) level, has died at age 93, the French government said.
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