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  • More readers play the no-transaction-fee card came

    Mark Boster, photographer, deserves much praise for the lead photo on the Travel section cover with the story "Talk About Color" [Oct. 27], in which flamingos are reflected in the water where orange koi are also swimming. The orange, green, and black...
  • French King Henry IV's head stars in forensic dispute

    French King Henry IV's head stars in forensic dispute
    Doubt — and a reportedly royal severed head — haunts a murky corner of forensic science these days, as researchers squabble over an unearthed packet of mummified remains thought to have belonged to King Henry IV of France. The mystery has...
  • 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' raises passion, emotion off-screen too

     'Blue Is the Warmest Color' raises passion, emotion off-screen too
    Passion. Triumph. Heartbreak. Betrayal. Renewal. This describes not only the story told in "Blue Is the Warmest Color" but also in many ways the tempestuous, topsy-turvy saga the French film's director and two lead actresses have themselves faced since...
  • Two French journalists abducted and killed in Mali

    Two French journalists abducted and killed in Mali
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa--Two French journalists were kidnapped and killed in northern Mali on Saturday, just days after four French hostages were freed in Niger. The French Foreign Ministry confirmed the deaths of Ghislaine Dupont, 51, and Claude...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    Holiday-season movie releases
    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • The day's worries wash away in Istanbul's Cagaloglu Hamami

    The day's worries wash away in Istanbul's Cagaloglu Hamami
    ISTANBUL, Turkey — Inside the Cagaloglu Hamami, my masseuse, a short, paunchy woman of about 50, sings as she exfoliates me from head to toe with a rough mitt. The sweet melody contrasts with the gruff scrub job. Every few minutes, she douses me...
  • French parents are undergoing a midweek crisis

    French parents are undergoing a midweek crisis
    PARIS — If you think Wednesday's child is full of woe, as the old nursery rhyme has it, try Wednesday's parents. Parents like Eric and Isabelle Nizard, who are angry over a sinister social experiment being conducted on their 9-year-old son, Sacha....
  • France: What's right, what's wrong and what's next at Disneyland Paris

    France: What's right, what's wrong and what's next at Disneyland Paris
    During a recent visit to Paris I made my first pilgrimage to a Disney theme park outside the United States.  For years I have been reading about the majestic beauty of the Magic Kingdom-style park at Disneyland Paris, the dysfunctional violation of...
  • Albert Camus -- forever modern

     Albert Camus -- forever modern
    Albert Camus, who would be 100 years old Thursday, is ageless. The French Algerian's life and work reflect the long tragedy of the 20th century, marked by disquiet, genocide and violence, but his diagnosis of our absurd condition, and his effort to find...
  • Iran nuclear deal close, but important issues remain, Kerry says

    Iran nuclear deal close, but important issues remain, Kerry says
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry joined closed-door talks in Geneva on Friday amid indications that Iran and six world powers might be on the verge of a breakthrough in curbing the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions. But Kerry...
  • Al Qaeda-linked militia says it killed two French journalists in Mali

    Al Qaeda-linked militia says it killed two French journalists in Mali
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- An Al Qaeda-linked militia in northern Mali has claimed responsibility for the killing of two French journalists in the northern town of Kidal. The Radio France International journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon,...