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  • French police arrest three men over alleged terror plot
  • French police on Tuesday arrested three men suspected of planning a terror attack in raids in the Paris area, Marseille and the central city of Clermont-Ferrand, legal sources said.

  • Video: Vermeer masterpieces brought together in Paris for rare show
  • The Louvre Museum in Paris on Wednesday will unveil a rare exhibition on Flemish master painter Johan Vermeer, the first such show in France in half a century.

  • Circus in France is an ever-changing art form
  • With the announced closure of the famed Ringling Brothers Circus, it may appear that a beloved form of entertainment is dying. But here in France, circus is not only alive and well, it is thriving and evolving.

  • ‘Last night in Sweden’: Sources behind Trump claims say facts, quotes were distorted
  • The police officers who appeared in a video that US President Donald Trump cited in his false claims of an incident in Sweden have lashed out at the US filmmaker who interviewed them, saying their quotes were heavily edited and taken out of context.

  • French foie gras region faces another duck cull due to bird flu
  • France's agriculture ministry on Tuesday ordered all remaining 600,000 ducks in a key foie gras-producing region be slaughtered to try to stem a growing outbreak of bird flu.

  • Slapstick, stunts and a sweet 'pas de deux' in the streets of Paris
  • From ballroom dancing in the suburbs to vertiginous exploits on the Eiffel Tower, Fiona Gordon has created a unique brand of burlesque, acrobatic comedy alongside her partner Dominique Abel. Blending dance, mime and theatre, the duo have brought their synchronicity to their latest film "Lost in Paris". Fiona joins us in the studio to talk about upturning Parisian clichés, the awkwardness of human interactions and finding inspiration in everyday clumsiness.

  • French-Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for killing wounded Palestinian
  • A French-Israeli soldier who shot dead an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in jail.

  • Suicide bombers conduct deadly attack on Pakistani court
  • Suicide bombers attacked a court complex in northern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least five people, officials said, in the latest incident in a new surge of Islamist violence.

  • Staten Island, the New York borough where Trump is a hero
  • Chaotic press conferences, concerns over Russia and an aborted attempt at an immigration ban: For many observers, President Donald Trump's first month in office has been a bumpy ride. But many in the New York borough of Staten Island disagree.

  • Longtime Russian UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dies suddenly at 64
  • Russia's ambassador to the United Nations who died suddenly after falling ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission is being remembered by his diplomatic colleagues as a powerful and passionate voice for his nation.