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French health workers launch week-l...

French health workers launch week-long holiday strike

Emergency-room workers kick off a week of strikes by healthcare professionals on Monday, to be joined by both general practitioners and specialists later as the government scrambles to defuse the strike action before Christmas.
Burundi arrests brother of suspect ...

Burundi arrests brother of suspect in French police attack

Burundi authorities said Monday they had arrested the brother of a man who was fatally shot in France after seriously injuring two officers and wounding another in a suspected Islamist-motivated knife attack in Joue-les-Tours.
Driver targets French pedestrians i...

Driver targets French pedestrians in 'Allahu Akbar' attack

A driver shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) injured 11 people when he ran into pedestrians in the French city of Dijon on Sunday, just a day after a man yelling the same words was killed in an attack targeting police officers.
Is time running out for Blanc at la...

Is time running out for Blanc at lacklustre PSG?

As boos rang out at the Parc des Princes on Saturday night, a chill must have run down Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc's spine, which had little to do with the cold December air. Once the fans start to turn, club owners are rarely far behind.
Far-right French mayor under fire f...

Far-right French mayor under fire for campaign finance fraud

A French court on Friday said the far-right mayor of the northeastern town of Hayange failed to declare all of his campaign spending to authorities, in a decision that will likely cost him his job and further embarrass the National Front.
French ski resorts worried over sno...

French ski resorts worried over snow's no-show

With just a few days to go until Christmas, France?s top ski resorts would normally be gearing up for the usual flurry of visitors that the holiday season brings. But a lack of snow amid unseasonably warm weather is causing alarm for the industry.

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Dijon car rampage ?not a terrorist ...

Dijon car rampage ?not a terrorist act?, says French prosecutor

A driver who rammed a crowd of pedestrians while shouting ?Allahu Akbar? (God is greatest) in France's eastern city of Dijon had a history of severe mental illness, a prosecutor said Monday, ruling out a "terrorist act".
Spain?s Princess Cristina to stand ...

Spain?s Princess Cristina to stand trial on tax fraud charges

Cristina de Borbon, sister of Spain?s King Felipe VI, will be the first member of the royal family to ever face prosecution in court after a judge ordered her on Monday to stand trial on charges of tax fraud.
West extends sanctions as Ukraine v...

West extends sanctions as Ukraine violence flares up

The United States imposed sanctions Friday on Russian-controlled Crimea as Ukraine announced the loss of five soldiers ahead of peace talks meant to end a war against Russian-backed insurgents.
Turkey issues warrant for US-based ...

Turkey issues warrant for US-based Erdogan critic Gulen

A Turkish court issued an arrest warrant Friday for US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses of plotting to bring down the government with help from his allies in the Turkish police and judiciary.
EU leaders agree ?315 billion fund ...

EU leaders agree ?315 billion fund to boost economies

EU leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to ?315 billion ($386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to upgrade infrastructure, jump-start the EU?s sluggish economies and ignite job growth.
Putin pledges economic recovery, de...

Putin pledges economic recovery, defiant on sanctions

In his year-end news conference on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said measures had been adopted to turn the country?s slowing economy around, while insisting his position on Ukraine had not shifted in the wake of Western sanctions.

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Police: Home invasion prompted dead...

Police: Home invasion prompted deadly shooting

DENTON, Texas (AP) ? Police say weekend gunfire that erupted at a North Texas apartment, leaving two dead and at least two injured, was the result of a home invasion robbery.
San Antonio missions expanding by 1...

San Antonio missions expanding by 137 acres

SAN ANTONIO (AP) ? The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park will be expanding.
Brownsville officer charged with th...

Brownsville officer charged with theft, forgery

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) ? A veteran South Texas police officer has been charged with theft and forgery in what investigators say involves an outside company.
Dog killed after biting Round Rock ...

Dog killed after biting Round Rock police officer

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) ? Round Rock police say an officer shot and killed a dog that bit him on the hand and lunged at his throat following a police chase with the animal's owner.
2 pedestrians die in Fort Worth tra...

2 pedestrians die in Fort Worth traffic accident

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) ? Two pedestrians have died after being hit by an SUV as they walked on a North Texas street.
Dallas airports prep for holiday pa...

Dallas airports prep for holiday parking

DALLAS (AP) ? Travelers heading for airports in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have more options for holiday parking or catching a train.

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West side of A&M's Kyle Field implo...

West side of A&M's Kyle Field imploded

The west side of Texas A&M University's Kyle Field has been imploded as part of football stadium improvements.
Hearing set for ex-Patriot facing m...

Hearing set for ex-Patriot facing murder trial

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled Monday for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, whose murder trial is slated to start next month.
Romo, Cowboys are in after 42-7 rou...

Romo, Cowboys are in after 42-7 rout of Colts

Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys don't have worry about a win-and-you're-in finale this year.
Chisum girls gallop past Redwater

Chisum girls gallop past Redwater

The Chisum Lady Mustangs picked up their second district win Friday night as they took down Redwater on the road.
Six Detroit athletes earn all-distr...

Six Detroit athletes earn all-district selections

The Detroit Eagles earned six second-team District 9-2A Division II selections, as recently released by the district?s coaches.
Cowboys? Murray looking like go aga...

Cowboys? Murray looking like go against Colts with broken hand

All signs point to DeMarco Murray playing for Dallas against Indianapolis despite the NFL rushing leader?s broken left hand.

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Parisian Traffic, Air Pollution Red...

Parisian Traffic, Air Pollution Reduction Plan Caught on Political Snag

Parisian clean air politics turn out to be something of a class issue, even for a socialist mayor. The plans are seen as penalizing low income Parisians while benefiting elitist city dwellers who dislike traffic, overshadowing public health benefits.

New in paperback: 'The Moment of Ev...

New in paperback: 'The Moment of Everything,' 'Sweet Thunder,' 'Smart Cities' and more

Maggie Dupres, protagonist of Shelly King's The Moment of Everything , has been "involuntarily separated from payroll" at her Silicon Valley start-up. She spends her days listlessly in Dragonfly Used Books amid the dusty stacks of well-worn cast-offs patrolled by Grendel the cat.

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