Articles by Jamey Keaten



Le Pen's Politics Gain Ground in France

  • 17 April 07
  • The Associated Press
When France last held a presidential election, the far-right's Jean-Marie Le Pen stunned the world by muscling his way into a runoff with incumbent Jacques Chirac.

Menchov Sprints to First-Place Finish

  • 14 July 06
  • The Associated Press
Russian Denis Menchov won the Tour de France's hardest stage in the Pyrenees on Thursday, and American Floyd Landis took the race leader's yellow jersey.

Police Storm Sorbonne Amid Protests

  • 13 March 06
  • The Associated Press
A dramatic nighttime police raid to evict protesting students from Paris' best-known university has increased the furor over the conservative government's effort to reduce unemployment -- and exposed how resistance to change remains widespread in France.

Report: CIA Prisons in N. Africa

  • 14 December 05
  • The Associated Press
An investigator looking into claims that the CIA operated secret prisons in Europe said Tuesday that people were apparently abducted and transferred between countries illegally.

Rich Nations Agree Tsunami Debt Freeze

  • 13 January 05
  • The Associated Press
Rich creditor nations intended to give tsunami-hit countries a ""breath of oxygen"" Wednesday by letting them halt repayments on billions of dollars of debt.

French Journalists Free After 4-Month Ordeal

  • 23 December 04
  • The Associated Press
Two French journalists freed from four months of captivity in Iraq were heading home on Wednesday, ending a drama that generated solidarity in France and produced a rare happy ending for hostages held by Iraqi militants.

Leaders Pay Tribute to D-Day Forces

  • 07 June 04
  • The Associated Press
Leaders from more than a dozen countries put aside their differences Sunday to thank the Allied forces behind one of the most decisive military battles of all time -- the D-day invasion 60 years ago that broke Nazi Germany's grip on continental Europe.

France Mobilizes as D-Day Draws Near

  • 03 June 04
  • The Associated Press
Surface-to-air missiles are poised to shoot down stray or enemy aircraft. More than 15,000 police and soldiers fan out to keep order. Authorities stock antidotes in case of chemical attack.

France Mobilizes as D-Day Draws Near

  • 03 June 04
  • The Associated Press
Surface-to-air missiles are poised to shoot down stray or enemy aircraft. More than 15,000 police and soldiers fan out to keep order. Authorities stock antidotes in case of chemical attack.

NBC Wins Bidding for Vivendi Universal

  • 04 September 03
  • The Associated Press
France's Vivendi Universal has announced a multibillion-dollar plan to merge its theme parks and glitzy Hollywood television and movie studios with U.S. General Electric Co.'s NBC unit.

Errors Indicate Morocco Bombers Were Amateurs

  • 21 May 03
  • The Associated Press
The suicide bombers attacked a Jewish community center when it was closed and empty. A day later, the building would have been packed.

Jewish Sites in Europe Attacked

  • 03 April 02
  • The Associated Press
More than 1,000 police were deployed in a dozen French cities Tuesday to guard Jewish religious sites and schools after the Easter weekend was marred by widespread anti-Semitic violence linked to Middle East tensions.