| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:51 PM
If President Obama were photographed coming and going from a younger woman’s apartment at all hours of the day and night, would most Americans care?
Uh, yeah. I mean, see Clinton, Bill, and Lewinsky, Monica.
In France, though, President Francois...
| Jan 12, 2014
The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of skirmishes, a nasty but limited little war for control of a small nation.
Then other countries got involved: Syria,...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:15 PM
PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande is expected to use his traditional new year’s news conference Tuesday to announce reforms to kick-start the country’s economy, combat widespread unemployment and boost his lamentable popularity...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:59 PM
PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande faced the press for nearly three hours on Tuesday but refused to answer questions about reports of an affair with an actress.
Hollande said only that he and his partner, France’s official First Lady...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:21 PM
SANTA BARBARA -- Eik Kahng, curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, believes she has identified a previously unknown painting by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863). Given the stature of the French Romantic innovator, that's no small thing.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" not only won the foreign-language Oscar, it was also the rare foreign-language film to break through to a nomination in a more mainstream category, earning a nod for original screenplay. After also picking up multiple other...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — Wine expert Michael Egan eyed the six bottles of purported 1966 Montrachet sitting at the front of the courtroom. "They wouldn't look out of place in the urology department at Mt. Sinai," Egan said as he noted the cloudy liquid's sickly...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:13 AM
NEW YORK -- A federal jury convicted a former high-living wine collector of fraud Wednesday for using his Los Angeles home as a fake wine factory and running a counterfeit operation that prosecutors said victimized wine drinkers, collectors, and producers...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Two new boxed sets feature splendid work from Britain, and a new single DVD presents a classic view of France.
"The Hollow Crown" had the fine idea of uniting Shakespeare's key historical dramas -- "Richard II," "Henry IV" (Parts 1 and 2) and "Henry V"...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:05 PM
As he demonstrated in his Oscar-winning "A Separation," Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi has a passion for drama and a gift for the realistic depiction of intense emotional situations, a talent he takes full advantage of in his new film, "The Past."...