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City life is a honey trap for France's beleaguered bees

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In Aesop's fable, the country mouse scurried home from the city with his tail between his legs. But in Paris, French bee-keepers are finding their ch...

Nine Questions for Madeleine Peyroux

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Born in Athens, Georgia, Peyroux spent her teen years in Paris, where she developed a love for jazz. But there are no musical boundaries for Peyroux.

Croque Notes: Stalking the Best Croque-Monsieur in Paris

Beth Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Beth Perry

Inhaling the smell of freshly bubbled cheese, I knew my search was done: Four-thousand miles from home in the City of Love, I'd finally found The One.

Russian Woman Throws Mug At The Mona Lisa

GroundReport.com | GroundReport.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A mentally disturbed Russian woman threw a ceramic mug at Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" earlier this month in an attempt to damage the masterpiece. ...

Laurie Ann Gibson on Diddy, Dancing and Divas

Essence | Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

###EMBED###Laurie Ann Gibson isn't just about busting a move. As a veteran dance choreographer for some of the music industry's platinum-selling artis...

Say Hello to Carl Weissner

Jan Herman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Herman

The city was cast in a sinister sepia, as in a 1930s gangster movie. 'I should have killed myself when it still made sense,' he thought.

Sarkozy Leaves Hospital After Heart Scare

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Nicolas Sarkozy's high-octane lifestyle just hit a speed bump. In a single week, the French leader dined with Egypt's president in Pari...

OpenSkies to suspend NYC-Amsterdam service

NewYorkology | NewYorkology | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OpenSkies, British Airway's premium-class spin-off airline, said today it will end service between New York and Amsterdam as of Aug. 16 and ins...

Israel rejects US call to halt Jerusalem project

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Israel on Sunday rejected a U.S. demand to suspend a planned housing project in east Jerusalem, threatening to further complicate an unusually tense standoff with its strongest ally over settlement construction.

Israeli officials said the country's ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, was summoned to the State Department over the weekend and told that a project made up of 20 apartments developed by an American millionaire should not go ahead.

Settlements built on captured lands claimed by the Palestinians have emerged as a major sticking point in relations between Israel and the Obama administration because of their potential to disrupt Mideast peacemaking.

Although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently yielded to heavy U.S. pressure to endorse the establishment of a Palestinian state, he has resisted American demands for an immediate freeze on settlement expansion.

On Sunday, Netanyahu told his Cabinet there would be no limits on Jewish construction anywhere in "unified Jerusalem."

Jackson Kids: Want to Live With Auntie Janet

Essence | Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There's a new player in the custody battle for Michael Jackson's three children. Their aunt Janet Jackson is said to have bonded so closely with Princ...

Sarkozy Hiding Behind the Burqa

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

"What does Sarkozy think? Outlawing burqas is going to make these women walk outside in a sundress?" asked one social worker. "They just won't leave home as often. He is sentencing them to prison!"

LAFF | Queer Amour in Hollywood: "Hollywood, je t'aime" Director Jason Bushman

indieWIRE | indieWIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nursing a heartache after breaking up with his boyfriend, Jérôme cannot bear the notion of spending Christmas alone in dreary Paris. He spontaneou...

Investigators Determine Air France Disaster Caused By Plane Crash

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PARIS—The shocking discovery, announced during a press conference Friday, finally sheds light on what took place in the early hours of June 1, a...

Smart Goes Trendy (Um, Trendier)

The Car Connection | CarConnection | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Small confession: we love Colette (the store in Paris, not the novelist). It's hip, it's full of nice-looking people, and it's just snooty enough to...

Video: Paris Air show

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

June 15: CNBC reports on a rough start to a soggy air show in Paris. (CNBC) ...

Paris is No Paradise: Benoit Jacquot's "Villa Amalia" with Isabelle Huppert

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"Nothing sad about lack!" Jacquot grinned. "If we weren't always lacking, we would not always be desiring.

Tweety 3-P

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Franken

Sometimes they have all the right ingredients: news stories which combine Twitter's vacuousness, with parochial political pandering (known as a "3-P") and media desperate for news on a slow day.

Vogue Plans Global "Fashion Celebration Night" To Combat Economic Crisis

AFP | 35 Minutes Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PARIS (AFP) -- International editions of Vogue magazine plan a simultaneous "fashion celebration night" in 13 cities in September to fight off global ...

Michelle Obama In London With Daughters For Surprise Visit (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

First lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia and mom Marian Robinson continued their girls' tour of Europe with a surprise stop in London on M...

The Success of One Day in June

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denise Dennis

President Obama placed his role in the memorial celebration of the 65th Anniversary of D-Day in its proper perspective, noting that he was not the first and would not be the last president to honor the historic events of June 6, 1944.

ROGER FEDERER: After Winning The French, He Turns To Wimbledon

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PARIS — To Roger Federer, what's important is not only that he finally won the French Open. It's how he did it....

Obama Family Paris Photos: First Family Tours Pompidou Center, Ladies Go Shopping

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

TEXT FROM AP... SLIDESHOW COMPILED BY HUFFINGTON POST President Barack Obama spent a few hours as a tourist this weekend, seeing Paris with his wife...

Grassley: Obama's "Got Nerve" To Push Lawmakers From Paris

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says that President Barack Obama "got nerve" to go sightseeing in Paris while telling lawmakers it's...

The Obamas play tourists (with the odd detour for lunch at the Elysée Palace)

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A typical American family of four completed a typical tourist weekend in Paris yesterday. There were visits to the Eiffel Tower, to Not...

Obama, Family Sightseeing In Paris

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PARIS — President Barack Obama spent a few hours as a tourist this weekend, seeing Paris with his wife and two young girls after his trip to the...