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France marks first national commemo...

France marks first national commemoration of Armenian genocide

France is marking its first "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide" on Wednesday, fulfilling a pledge by President Emmanuel Macron that has angered the Turkish government.
France blasts US for weakened UN re...

France blasts US for weakened UN resolution on sexual violence in conflicts

The UN Security Council on Tuesday approved a watered-down resolution on sexual violence in conflicts, eliminating language on providing survivors "sexual and reproductive health care" to get US support in a move criticised by France.
France, New Zealand launch bid to e...

France, New Zealand launch bid to end online extremism

New Zealand and France will bring together global leaders at a Paris summit next month aimed at stopping social media being used to organise and promote terrorism, the countries' leaders announced Wednesday.
Former French PM François Fillon to...

Former French PM François Fillon to face trial over 'fake jobs' scandal

Former French Prime Minister François Fillon, whose 2017 bid for France?s presidency was torpedoed by a fake job scandal involving his wife, will face trial over the allegations, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.
France to invest ?6 million in free...

France to invest ?6 million in free breakfasts at public schools

A number of French public schools have begun serving free breakfast to students as part of a new government programme aimed at improving student performance by combatting hunger.
Inquiry opened after Yellow Vests g...

Inquiry opened after Yellow Vests goad police to ?commit suicide?

The Paris prosecutor?s office has launched an investigation into allegations that Yellow Vest protesters assailed police over the weekend with taunts urging officers to kill themselves.

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Gun owners pleased as Italy relaxes...

Gun owners pleased as Italy relaxes law on right to self-defence

The Italian parliament has just passed a law on the right to self-defence, submitted by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. The bill broadens the definition of legitimate defence, allowing a homeowner to protect his or her property with the use of a firearm without fear of being prosecuted. But some critics are concerned by a possible rise in gun ownership in the country. Our Italy correspondents report.
UK, Irish leaders join mourners at ...

UK, Irish leaders join mourners at slain N. Irish journalist?s funeral

The leaders of Britain and Ireland joined hundreds of mourners on Wednesday at the funeral of journalist Lyra McKee whose killing by an Irish nationalist militant gunman has sparked outrage in the province.
Splintered Spain: Bitter divisions ...

Splintered Spain: Bitter divisions over Catalonia ahead of general election

It's a familiar drill for Spanish citizens. For the third time in four years, they're being asked to vote in a general election. And if you think four's a crowd, polls indicate the return next Sunday of the far-right after nearly four decades. The splintering of the political landscape began with the financial and real estate crisis a decade ago. How did we get from the left-wing Indignados anti-austerity movement to xenophobic right-wing nativism? How did moderate Spain become so entrenched?
Armenian genocide: ?We are not blam...

Armenian genocide: ?We are not blaming Turkey, we are blaming Turkish government of 1915?

French MP Jacques Marilossian, head of the Franco-Armenian Friendship Committee, reflects on the significance of France marking the first national day of commemoration for the 1915 Armenian genocide on April 24.
One million species at risk of exti...

One million species at risk of extinction due to human actions, report says

Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN-backed report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends.
Former French PM François Fillon to...

Former French PM François Fillon to face trial over 'fake jobs' scandal

Former French Prime Minister François Fillon, whose 2017 bid for France?s presidency was torpedoed by a fake job scandal involving his wife, will face trial over the allegations, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.

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Crawfish boil raises $8K for schola...

Crawfish boil raises $8K for scholarships

BOGATA ? Hundreds of people opened their wallets and hearts for the families of three Rivercrest students who tragically lost their lives before they could graduate.
Paris hotels raise Autism Awareness

Paris hotels raise Autism Awareness

On Tuesday, Holiday Inn Express and Comfort Inn joined that effort for the fifth year with a program benefiting advocacy group Autism Speaks.
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Chapel Hill edges Cooper in tiebrea...

Chapel Hill edges Cooper in tiebreaker

SULPHUR SPRINGS ? The Cooper Dogettes softball team faced Chapel Hill in a tiebreak game to decide which of the two will end the regular season standings in third and fourth places, respectively. In a game that went 8 innings,?
Prairiland surges past Chapel Hill

Prairiland surges past Chapel Hill

Prairiland trailed Chapel Hill 3-0 after 3 innings, but got on track with a 4-run fourth inning to go ahead for good, which proved to be a big momentum swing in the game.
Gallo gets 1st sac fly, Rangers hol...

Gallo gets 1st sac fly, Rangers hold on to beat Astros 11-10

ARLINGTON ? Joey Gallo?s first sacrifice fly in more than 1,300 plate appearances for his career helped Shelby Miller get his first big league win in two years.
RRV Athlete of the Week

RRV Athlete of the Week

These are the five candidates for the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week award, which is based on performance from the past week. Voting is open on theparisnews.com and will remain open until 5 p.m.?
Memories from a tailgate

Memories from a tailgate

Have I mentioned that I absolutely despise today?s bubble gum rock and roll pseudo country music rap crap? Well I do. George Strait and Alan Jackson hit the nail on the head when they released ?Murder on Music Row? back?
Prairiland Lady Patriots steal lead...

Prairiland Lady Patriots steal lead, win against Chisum Lady Mustangs

The Prairiland Lady Patriots stole the Chisum Lady Mustangs? lead in the seventh inning to win Thursday?s matchup 12-6.

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The Lifespan of a Fact's Cherry Jon...

The Lifespan of a Fact's Cherry Jones on Her 'Delicious' Co-Stars,...

The Lifespan of a Fact 's Cherry Jones on Her 'Delicious' Co-Stars, Her Sex Symbol Status & More on Show People in The Lifespan of a Fact . On stage, the trio lands laughs and makes audiences ponder the necessity of truth versus a greta story as they over perfecting an important essay with a fast-approaching deadline.

Stunned Parisians clean up posh cen...

Stunned Parisians clean up posh central district after worst riots since 1968

Workmen cleared away burnt hulks of cars, scrubbed the defaced Arc de Triomphe monument and replaced the shattered windows of luxury boutiques in Paris on Sunday after the worst riots in the centre of the capital in half a century. Several thousand riot police were overwhelmed on Saturday as they fought running battles with protesters in the shadows of some of Paris' fabled landmarks and through its fanciest shopping districts.

Stunned Parisians clean up wealthy ...

Stunned Parisians clean up wealthy central district after worst riots since 1968

A yellow vest hangs inside a vandalized store front the morning after clashes with protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel fuel taxes, in Paris, France, December 2, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe France's President Emmanuel Macron waves to people after a visit of the Arc de Triomphe the day after a demonstration, in Paris, France December 2, 2018.

When you gotta go, you gotta go

When you gotta go, you gotta go

Not all Parisians are happy about the so-called eco-friendly open-air urinals the City of Lights is installing at various locations in the city, including the banks of the Seine. You can not miss them, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

Live Like Cameron Diaz In The Holid...

Live Like Cameron Diaz In The Holiday With These Coziest Airbnb Rentals

Some stay home for the holidays , while others prefer to flee for a little trip away. This year, instead of leaving cold weather behind for tropical vacations on the beach, we're envisioning an escape to a charming countryside oasis - specifically, one that mirrors Iris Simpkins' abode in seasonal film favorite, The Holiday .

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