Sarah Francoise

Europe

Pokémon Go delays launch in France due to Nice attack

Respect for a nation in mourning, and safety risks, pushed the maker of the game that sparked a global craze to postpone the date by a few days at least.
Sarah Francoise
7.20.16
FRANCE

The Nice truck attacker was into crash videos, but a lukewarm Muslim

A search of the computer of the man who killed 84 people on Friday showed no connection to Islamic State, but a taste for really violent stuff.
Sarah Francoise
7.18.16
Chilcot Inquiry

'He's bad; we're good' —Tony Blair's notes to George Bush on Iraq war revealed

The British prime minister could be gushing in his praise for the American president, but very much aware that the Iraq war could ruin their legacy in history.
Sarah Francoise
7.6.16
Europe

Four Officers Wounded During Anti-Terror Raid in Belgium Linked to Paris Attacks

French and Belgian authorities are engaged in a standoff with at least two suspects in a suburb south of Brussels.
Sarah Francoise
3.15.16
africa

Your Smartphone Is Probably Powered by Child Labor at Mines in Africa

Amnesty International says batteries in products made by Apple, Samsung, and others contain cobalt mined by kids in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Sarah Francoise
1.19.16
Europe

French High School Student Who Tweeted Support for Islamic State Sentenced to Three Years

The student also threatened to kill a French imam known for his moderate stance and closeness to the French Jewish community.
Sarah Francoise
12.10.15
Paris

The Paris Attacks Cost Air France $55 Million in Lost Revenue

Canceled flights, a lull in bookings and heightened security at Paris airports have made a significant dent in the airline's activities.
Sarah Francoise
12.8.15
Europe

French Police Arrest A Kalashnikov-Wielding Gunman on a High-Speed Train

The gunman, identified as a 26-year-old Moroccan, was known to French intelligence agencies. Police searching his bags found several other weapons and razor blades.
Sarah Francoise
8.21.15
Europe

French Court Orders Baker to Remove Racist Pastries From Window

A court in the southern city of Nice has taken town officials to task over two cakes, which the court has deemed “an affront to human dignity.”
Sarah Francoise
3.27.15
Europe

Prosecutor In Dominique Strauss-Kahn Trial Calls for Pimping Charges to be Dropped

In the latest twist in a two-week trial that has seen the former head of the International Monetary Fund’s sexual proclivities laid bare, the prosecutor said the investigation had failed to establish the 65-year-old’s guilt.
Sarah Francoise
2.17.15
Europe

The Anti-Religion and Anti-Establishment History of 'Charlie Hebdo'

"Charlie Hebdo" has never paid much attention to sacred cows, and has lampooned everyone from the pope to presidents in its polemical caricatures and irreverent editorials."
Sarah Francoise
1.7.15