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Far-right French mayor under fire f...

Far-right French mayor under fire for campaign finance fraud

A French court on Friday said the far-right mayor of the northeastern town of Hayange failed to declare all of his campaign spending to authorities, in a decision that will likely cost him his job and further embarrass the National Front.
French ski resorts worried over sno...

French ski resorts worried over snow's no-show

With just a few days to go until Christmas, France?s top ski resorts would normally be gearing up for the usual flurry of visitors that the holiday season brings. But a lack of snow amid unseasonably warm weather is causing alarm for the industry.
French ex-airline boss claims cover...

French ex-airline boss claims cover-up on MH370

Former airline boss and famous French author Marc Dugain argued Thursday that there had been a cover-up in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, speculating that the passenger jet could have been hacked and then shot down by the US.
Russians training on Mistral warshi...

Russians training on Mistral warship 'leave France'

The Russians training on a Mistral-class warship have left the French shipyard of Saint-Nazaire without the vessel, after months of speculation over whether Paris would deliver the helicopter carrier to Moscow in the face of intense NATO pressure.
French health minister seeks to ban...

French health minister seeks to ban new 'e-joints'

France's health minister is looking to curtail sales of a new electronic cigarette containing cannabis that was launched on Tuesday, claiming it will "incite" people to use marijuana.
Hollande hails benefits of immigrat...

Hollande hails benefits of immigration in swipe at Sarkozy

French President François Hollande delivered a rare and passionate defence of the benefits of immigration as he formally inaugurated France?s first immigration museum, seven years after its hushed opening under his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy.

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West extends sanctions as Ukraine v...

West extends sanctions as Ukraine violence flares up

The United States imposed sanctions Friday on Russian-controlled Crimea as Ukraine announced the loss of five soldiers ahead of peace talks meant to end a war against Russian-backed insurgents.
Turkey issues warrant for US-based ...

Turkey issues warrant for US-based Erdogan critic Gulen

A Turkish court issued an arrest warrant Friday for US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses of plotting to bring down the government with help from his allies in the Turkish police and judiciary.
EU leaders agree ?315 billion fund ...

EU leaders agree ?315 billion fund to boost economies

EU leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to ?315 billion ($386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to upgrade infrastructure, jump-start the EU?s sluggish economies and ignite job growth.
Putin pledges economic recovery, de...

Putin pledges economic recovery, defiant on sanctions

In his year-end news conference on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said measures had been adopted to turn the country?s slowing economy around, while insisting his position on Ukraine had not shifted in the wake of Western sanctions.
EU parliament backs Palestinian sta...

EU parliament backs Palestinian state 'in principle'

The European Parliament adopted a resolution supporting Palestinian statehood in principle on Wednesday in a compromise motion that did not follow some European national legislatures in backing immediate recognition of a Palestinian state.
EU court orders Hamas removed from ...

EU court orders Hamas removed from terror blacklist

A European Union court has ruled that Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from its terror list on technical grounds, prompting Israel?s Benjamin Netanyahu to claim that many in Europe had ?learned nothing? from the Holocaust.

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Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen ...

Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) ? North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own.
5 hurt when several motorcycles wre...

5 hurt when several motorcycles wreck in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) ? At least five people have been hurt as several motorcycles traveling together wrecked on Interstate 10 in Houston.
Report: Harris County grand juries ...

Report: Harris County grand juries lack Hispanics

HOUSTON (AP) ? The legality of indictments from Harris County criminal grand juries could be questioned under a decades-old U.S. Supreme Court decision because of the extent that Hispanics are underre
SMU keeps Michigan reeling 62-51

SMU keeps Michigan reeling 62-51

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) ? Larry Brown has had a lot of homes in a 40-year coaching career.
Boise State sets school mark in 77-...

Boise State sets school mark in 77-33 win

BOISE, Idaho (AP) ? Derrick Marks scored 17 points, and Boise State set a school record for fewest points allowed in a game in a 77-33 win over Abilene Christian in a Las Vegas Classic game on Saturda

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Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance a
Prairiland junior high girls play R...

Prairiland junior high girls play Redwater and Hooks

The eighth grade defeated Redwater last week behind 11 points from Reagan Smith. Kayla Spray and Peyton Eppler each tallied seven, and Keagan Maroney added six. Defensive standouts included Shaquia De
Lawsuit over play-calling at Texas ...

Lawsuit over play-calling at Texas heating up

The contract dispute between Oklahoma State and University of Texas assistant Joe Wickline hit courtrooms in two states Thursday, and lawyers for both sides said Texas coaches, administrators and play
Stone Middle School girls basketbal...

Stone Middle School girls basketball sweeps Pittsburg

The eighth grade Blue team romped in a 45-7 victory. Abbie Fischer led with 10 points while McKayla Figueroa put in nine. Maggie Stewart posted six while McKenzie Mitchell tacked on five. Emma Stewart
All RRV teams compete in basketball...

All RRV teams compete in basketball games tonight

Every Red River Valley school takes to the court today in a flurry of basketball games before the holiday break.
Romeo Prep cruises past Athens Chri...

Romeo Prep cruises past Athens Christian

Romeo Prep made its return to the basketball court in a big way, defeating Athens Christian 87-55 on Thursday at the Boys & Girls Club. The victory broke an eight-game losing streak and came in th

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Parisian Traffic, Air Pollution Red...

Parisian Traffic, Air Pollution Reduction Plan Caught on Political Snag

Parisian clean air politics turn out to be something of a class issue, even for a socialist mayor. The plans are seen as penalizing low income Parisians while benefiting elitist city dwellers who dislike traffic, overshadowing public health benefits.

New in paperback: 'The Moment of Ev...

New in paperback: 'The Moment of Everything,' 'Sweet Thunder,' 'Smart Cities' and more

Maggie Dupres, protagonist of Shelly King's The Moment of Everything , has been "involuntarily separated from payroll" at her Silicon Valley start-up. She spends her days listlessly in Dragonfly Used Books amid the dusty stacks of well-worn cast-offs patrolled by Grendel the cat.

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