All posts tagged "France"

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    Top human rights body scolds France, saying spanking kids is a no-no

    PARIS (AP) — Scolding France like a wayward child, Europe’s top human rights body says French laws aren’t clear enough that spanking is a big no-no. The 47-member Council of Europe said Wednesday that France is violating...

    • Posted March 4, 2015
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  • In this picture taken Sunday, March 1, 2015, Fatiha Ihallaine, 45, right, and Francis Andre, 45, candidates of French Socialist Party, campaign at an open market in Lille, northern France. In France’s upcoming local elections, one thing is certain: Women will win half the seats. After years of largely failed efforts to get more women in politics, electoral officials devised a new rule for March 22 and March 29 elections for 4,108 local council members around France.(AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
    Women to make up half the winners in local French elections

    PARIS (AP) — In France’s upcoming local elections, one thing is certain: Women will win half the seats. After years of largely failed efforts to get more women in politics, electoral officials devised a new rule for...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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  • Paris
    2 Charlie Hebdo suspects killed, hostage freed

    PARIS (AP) — Two al-Qaida-linked brothers suspected of slaying 12 people at a Paris newspaper came out with guns blazing Friday, prompting an assault on the printing plant where they had been holed up with a hostage,...

    • Posted January 9, 2015
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  • Thousands of people gather for a moment of silence to pay their respects to the victims of the deadly attack at the Paris offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Lyon, central France, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, killing at least 12 people, including the editor, before escaping in a car. It was France's deadliest postwar terrorist attack. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
    France hunts for 2 suspects, brothers; Nation mourns their victims

    PARIS (AP) — Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. French police hunted two heavily armed brothers...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • People from all over the world have shown support for the victims in France. Mourners hold signs depicting victim's eyes during a rally in support of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly newspaper that fell victim to an terrorist attack, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Union Square in New York. French officials say 12 people were killed when masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the periodical that had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
    S. Korea denounces terrorist attack in France

    By Kim Hyo-jin The government on Thursday denounced a terrorist attack carried out at the offices of a satirical newspaper in Paris. “The government finds it beyond deplorable that many lives were lost in a terrorist attack,”...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • Members of K-pop boy band Super Junior perform during their first concert in London early last month. More than 10,000 fans from France, Germany, Poland, Hungary and other parts of Europe flocked to the Wembley Arena to see the much-anticipated event. (Korea Times file)
    Korea to widen cultural exchange with EU

    By Park Si-soo Korea has vowed to work closely with the European Union to increase cultural exchanges and nurture interrelated industries. To that end, the government will come up with various measures, including a revision of regulations,...

    • Posted December 9, 2013
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  • Jazz songstress Nah Youn-sun
    Hallyu is more than K-pop

    Korean jazz artists gaining global attention By Chung Ah-young Jazz is not a style of music for everyone’s taste and seldom sees commercial success — at least in Korea where K-pop is dominating the music industry. Under...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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