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  • The French show Americans how to handle a presidential sex scandal

    The French show Americans how to handle a presidential sex scandal
    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...
  • Syria and the perils of proxy war

    Syria and the perils of proxy war
    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,...
  • French president Francois Hollande is embroiled in sex scandal

    French president Francois Hollande is embroiled in sex scandal
    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...
  • French President Hollande refuses to discuss affair allegations

    French President Hollande refuses to discuss affair allegations
    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...
  • Painting thought to be by Delacroix discovered in Santa Barbara

    Painting thought to be by Delacroix discovered in Santa Barbara
    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. The painting...
  • Asghar Farhadi of the Oscar-winning 'A Separation' looks to 'The Past'

    Asghar Farhadi of the Oscar-winning 'A Separation' looks to 'The Past'
    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...
  • 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...
  • Wine dealer accused of fraud that drove up prices worldwide

    Wine dealer accused of fraud that drove up prices worldwide
    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...
  • High-living wine collector who ran fake factory convicted of fraud

    High-living wine collector who ran fake factory convicted of fraud
    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...
  • DVD picks of the week: A bit of England, a touch of France

    DVD picks of the week: A bit of England, a touch of France
    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"...
  • Review: Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' a potent, intricate family drama

     Review: Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' a potent, intricate family drama
    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."...