Heroic Grocery Clerk Saved Hostages During Parisian Market Siege


Amidst the horrific news that's come out of Paris this week, a ray of humanity appears: a 24-year old Muslim grocery clerk, Lassana Bathily, who was working at the kosher market that came under terrorist siege the day after masked gunmen shot and killed 12 at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, managed to save 15… » 1/10/15 12:15pm 1/10/15 12:15pm

Paris Gunman Threatens to Kill Hostages if Cops Storm Charlie Killers

In a separate hostage situation unfolding in France today, police have surrounded a kosher market in eastern Paris where a gunman believed to be responsible for Thursday's killing of a police officer and injuring a street sweeper has reportedly taken several hostages, including children. » 1/09/15 9:07am 1/09/15 9:07am

Gunmen Kill 12 in Shooting at Paris Satirical Newspaper

Masked gunmen wielding Kalashnikovs and a rocket launcher killed at least 12 people and injured 10 more at the Paris offices of satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday before escaping. French president François Hollande called the shooting "unquestionably a terrorist attack." » 1/07/15 8:36am 1/07/15 8:36am

Tiger Loose in French Suburbs Not Actually Tiger, So Like, What Is It

As of yesterday, everything in the Paris metropolitan area seemed so simple, or at least as simple as everything can seem in the Paris metropolitan area when there is a tiger on the loose. But as of today, this sightseeing road tiger has been revealed to be not a tiger but rather a dark and pressing mystery. » 11/14/14 2:50pm 11/14/14 2:50pm

Town Bans Clowns Because the French Can't Control Themselves

What's going on with clowns these days? Roaming small towns in California, terrorizing people in France, missing entire mouths on American Horror Story? I don't know about you but I think the French town of Vendargues that has banned all clown costumes for the foreseeable future has the right idea. » 10/31/14 10:50am 10/31/14 10:50am

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Ex-Wife Admits She Was in Denial

We haven't heard anything from Anne Sinclair, the former wife of the former head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn, in a while. Though there were rumors that she might do a tell-all interview with Oprah, since the couple separated in 2012, Sinclair's been relatively quiet. But in a new interview with France 2,… » 4/23/14 12:00pm 4/23/14 12:00pm

Video of Rihanna Being Swarmed and Mobbed by French Fans Is Terrifying

The narrative: Rihanna's car approaches her hotel. A few fans get close, peering inside. Peering turns into pounding on the windows. A few fans turn into a crowd. A crowd turns into a screaming throng, crushing and pushing as she emerges from the vehicle. Warning: This will make you feel anxious. » 2/25/14 12:00pm 2/25/14 12:00pm