In “American Ulysses,” Ronald C. White focuses on Grant’s virtues instead of his flaws.
All children lie. But when they do so in the service of a good story, aren’t they just budding writers?
The French Victory at Yorktown: 19 October 1781
In truth, Washington commanded an allied army, in which the French component was very important. A French army expeditionary force had been stationed in New England since 1780, and soldiers from this French contingent (when combined with others ...
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A second prisoner has been arrested following an attack which left one inmate dead and two others in a critical condition at HMP Pentonville in London.
'Mosul will be a difficult fight,' says Obama of Iraq battle
President Barack Obama warned Tuesday of a tough battle ahead as Iraqi forces backed by a US-led coalition advance on Mosul to wrest the city from the Islamic State group. Obama said he was confident the offensive on the northern city, now in its ...
Mosul offensive: France calls for international talks on Iraq's future as Isis battle gets underwayThe Independent
France: Meeting On Future Of Mosul Set For Oct. 20STRATFOR
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Korea's STX Shipyard for Sale With French Unit, Court Rules
Wall Street Journal
SEOUL—The South Korean court handling the bankruptcy proceedings of STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. has put up the troubled shipyard up for sale, along with its profitable French unit that makes cruise ships, a judge said Wednesday. Potential buyers ...
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The UK's biggest builders merchant, Travis Perkins, says it is closing 30 branches, putting 600 jobs at risk.
French press review 19 October 2016
What will happen to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul once the Islamic State (IS) armed group has been defeated and driven out? Why are French police officers staging public protests? How badly has the tourism sector been hit by the Paris and Nice attacks?
A Conservative MP who wants child migrants arriving in the UK from Calais to have their teeth tested to verify their ages is condemned by a dentists' group.
Some 900 civilians have fled Mosul, the first large group to do so since Iraqi troops began their offensive to free the city from IS, the UN says.
Ten-month-old Joshua is one of hundreds of children admitted to hospital each year after being burned by hair straighteners.
Ecuador says it restricted internet access for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its embassy in London to stop interference in the US presidential election.
Indonesia could "wipe out" paedophilia with its new policy of chemical castration, President Joko Widodo tells the BBC.
We meet the artist who's been leaving messages - some encouraging, some bizarre - around the capital.
French court rejects plea for more time before Calais camp closure
A French court has rejected an attempt by a group of charities to block the imminent closure of the so-called “jungle” migrant camp in Calais. It refused to allow a request for more time to organise rehousing of the thousands of refugees who are living ...
Amid Plan to Raze 'Jungle,' Unrest Arrives in French Towns Before MigrantsWall Street Journal
French court OKs Calais migrant camp closure, amid NGO fearsFox News
Teen migrants head to UK as French court upholds 'Jungle' closureReuters
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Wednesday's newspapers lead on the age of "child migrants", Spalding's child double killers, and plans to extend Heathrow.
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The country made it clear it feared it was being sucked into an effort to “interfere in electoral processes” in the United States.
A pair of astronauts have entered China's Tiangong 2 space station as they begin the country's longest manned space mission.
Too many magistrates are "old and white", one of the youngest justices of the peace in the country says, as MPs call for action to address the issue.