• Bastille Day Jul 14

    France Celebrates Bastille Day Amid Virus Fears, Tensions

    France has celebrated its national holiday with thousands of troops marching in a Paris parade and traditional parties around the country

  • Bastille Day Jul 14

    What Is Bastille Day?

    July 14 marks the fall of the Bastille and the beginning of the French Revolution.

  • Bastille Day Jul 10, 2020

    Oui Oui! Summer BBQ with a French Flair

    Turn your summer BBQ into a themed party! Lifestyle expert Paul Zahn shows Danielle Nottingham how to throw a Bastille Day party.

  • Mayor Sep 30, 2019

    Ex-French President Chirac, Who Stood Up to US, Dies at 86

    Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France’s role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, died Thursday at age 86. His son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux told The Associated Press that Chirac died “peacefully, among his loved ones.” He did not give a cause of death, though Chirac had...

  • United Kingdom Aug 5, 2019

    A Bird? A Plane? French Inventor Flies Over English Channel

    Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s a French inventor flying over the English Channel on his hoverboard. Looking like a superhero, Franky Zapata successfully completed the famed 22-mile journey in just 22 minutes Sunday morning, reaching speeds of up to 110 mph on the flyboard that has made him a French household name. Propelled by a power pack...

  • United Kingdom Jul 25, 2019

    Hoverboard ‘Flyman' Crashes After Making It Halfway Across English Channel

    Looking like a superhero, the French inventor of an airborne hoverboard glided partway over the English Channel on his personal flying machine then crashed in the sea Thursday. Unharmed and undeterred, 40-year-old Franky Zapata said he plans to try again. Perhaps within days. The inventor collided with a refueling boat just a few hours into his flight, destroying his transportation,...

  • Donald Trump Jul 14, 2019

    France Trumpets Shared European Defense on Bastille Day

    France’s annual Bastille Day parade became a showcase for defense cooperation in Europe as leaders of other European nations joined President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday to review their military contingents marching on the Champs-Elysees avenue. Flags of the 10 countries participating in the European Intervention Initiative, a French-led joint military pact created at Macron’s initiative, led off the military parade...

  • Donald Trump Jul 5, 2019

    Independence Day Filled With Concerts, Parades and Politics

    The national holiday to mark America’s birth as a country will be filled with parades, concerts, competitive eating and of course, fireworks. But Independence Day won’t be free from politics, as President Donald Trump’s plan for a celebration in Washington featuring a display of tanks, fighter jets and a stealth bomber is garnering support from some and protests from...

  • Donald Trump Jul 5, 2019

    In July 4 Speech, Trump Claims Revolutionary Soldiers ‘Took Over the Airports'

    President Donald Trump celebrated “the greatest political journey in human history” Thursday in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy, cheering crowd of spectators, many of them invited, on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. Supporters welcomed his tribute to the U.S. military while protesters assailed him for putting himself center stage on a holiday devoted to unity. Trump...

  • Donald Trump Jul 3, 2019

    Trump Adds Tanks to July 4th Celebration

    The display of military hardware is something the president has wanted since he attended a Bastille Day military parade in France a couple years ago. Some critics say the president is turning a nonpartisan celebration into a political rally.

  • Donald Trump Jul 4, 2019

    ‘Tanks, But No Tanks': Trump's July 4 Military Salute Criticized as Political

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday promised military tanks along with “Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!” for the Fourth of July in Washington. But the District of Columbia says “Tanks, but no tanks” and complains that Trump is politicizing what traditionally has been a nonpartisan celebration. White House and administration officials have tried to calm those concerns by stressing that...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    6 Arrested in Suspected Plot to Attack French Leader Macron

    French security agents arrested six people Tuesday on suspicion of plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, according to a French judicial official. Prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation of alleged criminal terrorist association, the judicial official said. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the allegations, said intelligence agents detained the six suspects in three scattered regions:...

  • coach Jul 16, 2018

    Vive La France! And a Lot of Other Nations, Too

    Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the rouge, blanc et bleu. And for only the second time, France is the World Cup champion.

  • Donald Trump Apr 26, 2018

    In Congressional Address, France's Macron Argues for Globalism Over Nationalism: ‘There Is No Planet B'

    After two days of friendly meetings with President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday took Trump’s worldview to task in a rare address to a joint session of Congress. France and the United States, bound by shared values like freedom and liberty, must resist “closing the door to the world” and uphold the order they helped create without...

  • Donald Trump Apr 24, 2018

    WATCH: Trump Wipes ‘Dandruff' Off French President, Talks Tough on Iran

    The appearance of French President Emmanuel Macron did little to stem President Donald Trump’s disillusionment with the Iran nuclear deal, as Trump railed against Iran and Russia for their involvement in the Middle East during a state visit at the White House. Earlier, he wiped “a little piece of dandruff” off Macron’s shoulder and noted, “we have to make him...

  • Donald Trump Apr 25, 2018

    Trump, Macron Make a Show as Best Buds But Tussle Over Iran

    With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more. Hosting Macron for the first state visit of his administration, culminating in a lavish dinner Tuesday night, Trump remained firm in...

  • Donald Trump Apr 24, 2018

    No Ordinary Double Date: Trumps, Macrons at Mount Vernon

    Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France’s Emmanuel Macron opened the French president’s visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington’s house. The presidents and their spouses hopped on a helicopter bound for Mount Vernon, Washington’s historic riverside home, for a private dinner one night before the leaders sit down for talks...

  • Donald Trump Mar 10, 2018

    Trump Getting Washington Military Parade, But Without Tanks

    It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington — though he may get no tanks for the effort. A Pentagon planning memo issued Thursday and released Friday says the parade being planned for Nov. 11, Veterans Day, will “include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks — consideration must be given to minimize damage to...

  • Commissioner Nov 2, 2017

    Trump Says NYC Truck Rampage Suspect Should Get Death Penalty

    President Donald Trump on Thursday backed away from his threat to send the suspect in the New York bike path attack to Guantanamo Bay, acknowledging in an early morning tweet that the military judicial process at the Cuban detention center takes longer than the civilian federal court system. But Trump called again for the man to be executed, which could...

  • Commissioner Nov 2, 2017

    NYPD Officer Hailed a Hero for Shooting Tribeca Truck Rampage Suspect: Councilman

    The NYPD officer who shot the man suspected of using a rental truck to mow down pedestrians in Manhattan, killing at least eight people and injuring nearly a dozen others, is being hailed a hero by New York lawmakers and leaders.

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