Chris O’Brien is a former technology reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
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In spring, European countries tried to tamp down COVID-19 with nationwide lockdowns. There’s little appetite for that now.
Dazed by a series of light-filled spiritual apparitions in a remote southwestern French grotto, a teenager named Bernadette dressed in mid-19th century peasant garb hesitates for just a moment.
They came to auctioneer Marc Labarbe’s studio last week to stand mere inches from the painting of Jewish heroine Judith decapitating Assyrian general Holofernes, a dazzling yet bloody masterpiece attributed to Italian painter Caravaggio.
They lived simple lives of austerity and abstinence and suffered horrifying deaths, cut down by marauding armies and burned at the stake as heretics — or so the legend goes.
Teachers are protesting in city centers. Students are setting fires and blocking schools.
The French government announced Tuesday that it would delay a controversial gas and utilities tax increase after massive protests plunged the country into chaos and left President Emmanuel Macron facing his biggest political crisis since his election 18 months ago.
Over the weekend, international attention was drawn to the streets of Paris, where thousands of marchers clashed with police and fires burned for hours in one of the biggest challenges yet to President Emmanuel Macron.
Nicolas Nougarede realized a lifelong dream when he opened his wine shop, Cave Enoteca 31, in this southwest French city.
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the European leg of his contrition tour with an apology Tuesday at the European Parliament for the various controversies that have battered the social networking giant’s reputation.
A cyberattack that started in Ukraine before rippling across Europe on Tuesday had security experts racing to understand the intent of the latest computer virus to spook global Internet users.