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PARIS | Culinary greats honor late French master chef Joel Robuchon

PARIS — Hundreds of people, among them scores of chefs and students of the culinary arts from around the world, gathered Friday to pay their respects to one of the masters of French cuisine, the late French chef Joel Robuchon. The chefs, many wearing white uniforms but some clad in black, paid homage to Robuchon … Continue reading PARIS | Culinary greats honor late French master chef Joel Robuchon

PARIS | Portugal says it will take some migrants from rescue ship

PARIS — Portugal has become the first European country to say it could take in some migrants aboard the rescue ship Aquarius Tuesday, as officials in coastal France made impassioned pleas their government to allow it to dock there. Portugal, which does not have a Mediterranean coastline, said it was willing to take 30 migrants … Continue reading PARIS | Portugal says it will take some migrants from rescue ship

PARIS | Glider plane crashes in French Alps, killing man and teen

PARIS  — The French Alps’ high mountain police force says a small glider plane has crashed despite “excellent” weather, killing two Austrians onboard. An official at the Hautes-Alpes gendarmes, who refused to give their name as an inquiry is ongoing, told The Associated Press on Monday the crash took place Sunday afternoon at an altitude … Continue reading PARIS | Glider plane crashes in French Alps, killing man and teen

PARIS | French judge charges 2 German officials in campsite flood

PARIS  — A French judge handed preliminary charges Saturday to two Germans whose group ran an unauthorized campsite in southern France that was inundated by flash floods, forcing the emergency evacuation of 119 children. The men, who were not identified by name, were handed preliminary charges of involuntary injury aggravated by endangerment and creating a … Continue reading PARIS | French judge charges 2 German officials in campsite flood

PARIS | Macron, Putin talk about hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron has told Russian President Vladimir Putin about his concern for a Ukrainian filmmaker who is on a hunger strike in a Russian jail. The French president’s office said Macron and Putin spoke by telephone. The presidency says Macron urged the Russian leader to find a humanitarian solution since Oleg … Continue reading PARIS | Macron, Putin talk about hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker

PARIS | French official says children evacuated from floods are safe

PARIS — A top military official in the Gard, the French region that was hardest hit by violent storms and flooding, has told French media that all children were successfully rescued. Some 119 children, many of them from Germany, were evacuated from Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas campsite Thursday night. On Friday, the region’s chief gendarme Colonel Laurent Haas … Continue reading PARIS | French official says children evacuated from floods are safe

PARIS | France: 1,600 evacuated as flash floods threaten camp sites

PARIS  — Hundreds of rescuers backed by helicopters evacuated about 1,600 people, most of them campers, in three regions of southern France where heavy rain caused flash flooding and transformed rivers and streams into torrents, the interior minister said Thursday. Hardest hit was the Gard region, where 119 children, many of them from Germany, were … Continue reading PARIS | France: 1,600 evacuated as flash floods threaten camp sites

PARIS | French rescuers evacuate 750 campers amid flash floods

PARIS  — French rescuers with helicopters have evacuated 750 people, including many children and tourists, from campsites in southern France after torrential rain swelled rivers in the Gard region. One person was reported missing. A top Gard official, Thierry Dousset, told BFM-TV about 750 people were evacuated from five campsites. BFM-TV reported the missing person … Continue reading PARIS | French rescuers evacuate 750 campers amid flash floods