August 14, 2013 Zodiac produces most of the inflatable rafts used by the U.S. military. But a California company challenged that contract, saying it violates a requirement that the Defense Department use products made with American material and by U.S. workers. In response, Zodiac set up a factory in Maryland.
August 12, 2013 The INS Vikrant cost $5 billion and was beset by delays, but the vessel gives India an ego boost over its more powerful neighbor China. With Monday's announcement, India joins a select group of countries that have built their own aircraft carriers.
July 26, 2013 France's parliament has bowed to European Union pressure and removed a 130-year-old ban on "offending the head of state."
July 12, 2013 The intercity train was headed out of Paris on the way to Limoges. There are reports of deaths and serious injuries. Rescuers are looking for passengers who may be trapped in the wreckage.
July 1, 2013 The Web newspaper Mediapart is turning conventional wisdom about the Internet and journalism on its head. It offers in-depth reporting without fluff or advertising. The publication is turning a profit, and creating an uproar in a country where the media has often been too cozy with power.
June 7, 2013 Hollande made the mistake standing right next to the Japanese prime minister. Elysée officials said: "He is tired."
June 4, 2013 These days, French vintners are globally renowned for their fine wines. And now, thanks to some nifty molecular archaeology, we know they picked up those winemaking skills from some helpful ancient Italians as early as 425 B.C.
May 26, 2013 The demonstrators protested against a new law that will legalize gay marriage and adoptions. Many also called on President François Hollande to resign.
May 18, 2013 Parliament had passed the legislation in April, but the main opposition party challenged its constitutionality. A ruling by the Constitutional Council on Friday paved the way for President Francois Hollande's official blessing.
April 24, 2013 Opponents of the new law threw bottles, cans and metal bars. Police responded with tear gas. President Francois Hollande has appealed for calm.
April 23, 2013 France will join 13 other nations that have legalized gay marriage within their borders. In three others, including the U.S., same-sex marriage is legal in some jurisdictions. The new French law also legalizes adoptions by same-sex couples.
March 28, 2013 In a TV interview, Francois Hollande said companies that pay workers more than 1 million euros will see the tax on those salaries increase to 75 percent. The announcement comes as the Socialist leader battles plummeting approval ratings.
March 19, 2013 The exclusive society of French master chefs commands the war against fusion cooking. Their newest group of inductees will preserve French traditions in the kitchen and ensure the next generation continues to have the skills to keep them alive.