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Flying Frenchman's hoverboard bid to cross Channel scuppered by fuel mishap

25 Jul 2019

SANGATTE, France A French inventor failed in his attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard on Thursday when he was knocked into the water as he landed on a boat-mounted refuelling platform, his technical team said. | Video

Macron hopes debate can quell French unrest. So did Louis XVI

11 Jan 2019

PARIS/FLAGY, France In 1789, Louis XVI summoned France's aristocracy, clergy and citizens to discuss ways to plug the crown's dismal finances and quell popular discontent over a sclerotic feudal society.

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