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France Investigates Accusations that Soldiers Raped Children

This April 11, 2014 file image shows French forces patrolling in Sibut, some 200kms (140 miles) northeast of Bangui, Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

PARIS — French prosecutors and military authorities are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused children they were sent to protect. The French probes follow an initial United Nations investigation into the allegations a year ago — all of which were kept secret until a report in the Guardian new... more

French Aircraft Carrier Deploys Against IS Fighters in Iraq

PARIS  — France has deployed an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf to strengthen its military operation against Islamic State extremists in Iraq. President Francois Hollande announced days after deadly attacks by Islamic radicals in Paris last month that France would dispatch the Charles de Gaulle carrier to the Middle East, to work more clos... more

Official: Cornered French Terror Suspects Want to Be Martyrs

This photo provided by The Paris Police Prefecture Thursday, Jan.8, 2015 shows the suspects Cherif, left, and Said Kouachi in the newspaper attack. (AP Photo/Prefecture de Police de Paris)

DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France -- Two brothers suspected in a newspaper terror attack were cornered inside a printing house northeast of Paris on Friday, taking a hostage and telling police they "want to die as martyrs," a lawmaker said. Security forces streamed into the small industrial town near Charles de Gaulle airport in a massive operation to... more

12 Dead in Attack on Paris Newspaper; France Goes on Alert

An injured person is evacuated outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Thibault Camus/AP

PARIS -- Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people before escaping, in France's deadliest terror attack in at least two decades. French President Francois Hollande said the attack on the Charlie Hebdo weekly, which has frequently drawn condemnation from Muslims, is "a terrorist attack, withou... more

France Sending 1K Troops to Central African Rep.

PARIS - France will send 1,000 troops to Central African Republic to keep growing chaos at bay, the defense minister said Tuesday, announcing his country's second military foray into a troubled former colony this year. The confirmation from Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian came a day after a top U.N. official warned of mass atrocities and po... more

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