The United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima 70 years ago Thursday. Estimates of causalities were anywhere between 90,000 and 160,000 people. It was the first nuclear weapon ever used, at a time when the United States was the only country with that capability. All of that has changed.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, a Chinese company gave its nearly 6,400 workers quite a reward. Each worker received a four day trip to France and Monaco.
The door outside the Alliance Française in Minneapolis Thursday held a sign that read, “Je Suis Charlie,” echoing support seen around the world for the victims of the shooting at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine. Inside, there was a moment of silence for the victims. “Geography makes this loss even harder to accept,” Alliance Française Director Christina Bouzouina said. “So that’s why it’s so important we’re here today.”
Home video shows the attack on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris Wednesday that left at least 12 dead, including four of the magazine’s founding cartoonists and the editor in chief. As the gunmen got away, they killed a responding police officer who they had first shot on their way in the building. In Washington, President Obama expressed his sympathy and his support.
Ethan Reid, author of “The Undying,” from Simon & Schuster shares his list of the creepiest vacation spots around the world for Halloween.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says.
Regardless of your budget, you can enjoy everything the amazing City of Lights has to offer.
The 101st running of the Tour de France began Saturday, July 5th and will run through Sunday, July 27th. In total, the finishing teams/riders will have traveled 2,276.7 miles (3,664 kilometers) on their way to a chance at victory.
Each country can only bring 23 men to Brazil to compete for the World Cup this year. A few notable men were left off rosters for various reasons and some may surprise you …
How quickly the years roll back to a single day that turned the tide of World War II. “I’ve never been here since 70 years ago,” Minnetonka resident Rollie Daniel said. In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944 Daniel was in the massive wave of Army paratroopers dropping from the skies over Normandy, France.
After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.
The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.
A 32-year-old French national was convicted in a French court for sexually assaulting two Minnesota boys during a field trip at a language immersion camp in Bemidji, Minn. in 2010.
Many of us will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday with a nice dinner out and maybe a bottle of wine. That had us wondering: How do you find the best value for a bottle?
Minnesota may lack the glamour of Paris, but a new effort aims to make the state attractive to French vacationers. Minnesota’s tourism agency says it will spend up to $45,000 next year to build an on-the-ground marketing presence in France.
The State Fair is still a week away, but stores are already thinking ahead to winter. From the decorations to the seasonal hiring, the holidays are trending earlier and earlier each year. Michael Hagie, owner of the 50th and France boutique Gather, said inquiries for holiday gifts started months ago.
A World War II veteran took a step back in history with a commemorative flight on a plane he learned to fly some 70 years ago. John Rewey was trained on a B-25 and a co-pilot on one for a short time before he was assigned on a B-24 crew. He flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. His family arranged for the 89 year old to take flight again.
Signa Saunders, of Brainerd, Minn., boarded a ship for France in 1918 alongside soldiers headed into battle with the goal of doling out donuts for those in the line of fire. She recalled in her memoir, “Soldiers, Sinkers and Pie,” what it was like to be on board.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, it can be interesting to learn the different Valentine’s Day traditions that vary with each country. The day that honors love is celebrated in different ways around the globe.
Who’s game for a French film reminiscent of 1983’s “The Big Chill”? Does anyone under 50 even remember “The Big Chill”? Oh well.
What are the Timberwolves thinking about Nicolas Batum today?
Here is a French public service announcement aimed towards those who feel they can drive and text.
School distributes condoms grades K-12 French retirement Steve Rockford of Lavender