Articles by Elaine Ganley



French Athletes Barred From Wearing Badge

  • 17 April 08
  • The Associated Press
French Olympic Committee chief Henri Serandour has ruled out allowing his country's athletes to wear a badge at the Beijing Games that reads ""For a Better World,"" angering athletes and others who want to express their views on human rights.

Sarkozy's Battle Takes a Toll on Immigrants

  • 24 September 07
  • The Associated Press
A Russian boy suffers head injuries after falling from a window while trying to elude police. A North African man slips from a window ledge and fractures his leg while fleeing officers.

France Votes in Presidential Election

  • 23 April 07
  • The Associated Press
France began choosing a new president on Sunday in one of its most suspense-filled elections in recent times, after a frenzied campaign by a dozen contenders left many voters undecided.

French Unions Threaten Strike

  • 21 March 06
  • The Associated Press
French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin was meeting with unemployed youths on Monday, as labor unions discussed whether to call for a general strike over a contested jobs law that has fanned massive protests and clashes.

Rioting Intensifies and Spreads Across France

  • 07 November 05
  • The Associated Press
The violence reaches central Paris during the 10th night of unrest, and police find a gasoline bomb-making factory.

Journalist Describes Life as a Hostage

  • 16 June 05
  • The Associated Press
Florence Aubenas on Tuesday described her five months as a hostage in a dark Iraqi cellar, where time stood still and she battled intermittent fears that her captors might kill her.

French Conservatives Dealt Crushing Blow

  • 30 March 04
  • The Associated Press
In its most impressive electoral showing in a generation, France's left bulldozed its way across France in regional elections with a crushing defeat of President Jacques Chirac's government, which sets the stage for a Cabinet shakeup.

French Police Raid Mujahedin

  • 18 June 03
  • The Associated Press
Masked and heavily armed French police raided the offices Tuesday of an Iranian opposition group accused of links to terrorism, rounding up 165 members and seizing $1.3 million in U.S. currency, the government said.

Algerians Trickle In For Local Elections

Algeria Guerrillas Call For Cease-Fire

Lawyer Eclipses Jackal in French Press