US draws Sweden again for 2019 Women’s World Cup

Soccer 12/08/18, 14:36

The defending champion United States is again placed in a group with Sweden for the Women's World Cup next summer in France.Host France will open the tournament on June 7 with a match against South Korea in Paris.The draw for ...

Paris shutters itself in fear of worsening protest violence

Europe 12/08/18, 01:30

Paris monuments and shopping meccas are locked down and tens of thousands of police are taking position around the country, fearing worsening violence in a new round of anti-government protests.Yellow vests hang on the rooftop of an apartment building Friday, ...

As protests rages in France, Macron remains invisible

Europe 12/07/18, 13:31

As anti-government protests rage through France and Paris locks down, fearing new riots, the man whose presidency has unleashed the anger is nowhere to be seen.French President Emmanuel Macron has stayed out of the public eye all week, leaving his ...

Update: Macron’s government may face no-confidence vote

Europe 12/06/18, 07:05

The Latest on France protests (all times local):1 p.m.French left-wing opposition parties are seeking a no-confidence vote in President Emmanuel Macron's government amid growing protests and fears of violence.The Socialist Party, far-left Defiant France and the Communist Party are setting ...

Paris fears new protests violence despite Macron’s retreat

Europe 12/06/18, 03:52

Paris police and store owners are bracing for new violence at protests Saturday, despite President Emmanuel Macron's surrender over a fuel tax hike that unleashed weeks of unrest.Police unions and local authorities are holding emergency meetings Thursday to strategize — ...

Paris riots show difficulty of fighting warming with taxes

World 12/06/18, 02:42

The "yellow vests" in France are worrying greens around the world.The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday.But taxes on fossil fuels are just what ...

Update: Leading protest activist: Macron must speak out

Europe 12/05/18, 10:14

The Latest on mass protests in France (all times local):4:10 p.m.One of the activists leading France's protest movement says that he fears more deaths if Saturday's demonstration goes ahead, and called for President Emmanuel Macron to speak out and bring ...

Violent protests in France reveal a hard-to-heal fracture

Europe 12/04/18, 00:31

A grassroots protest movement in France has ballooned and radicalized, unleashing anger that devastated the heart of Paris in weekend riots and revealed a fracture in the country between the haves and have-nots.Tough talk by unpopular President Emmanuel Macron, who ...

French premier holds talks after violent protests in Paris

Business 12/03/18, 03:27

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris.A worker is about to clean a graffiti reading " Macron resignation" on the Arc ...

Riot debris covers Paris streets; 133 injured, 412 arrested

Europe 12/02/18, 04:52

Paris police said Sunday that 133 people had been injured and 412 had been arrested as protesters trashed the streets of the capital during France's worst urban riot in years.French President Emmanuel Macron was holding an emergency meeting on security ...

Update: French police fire tear gas at anti-tax protest

World 12/01/18, 05:31

The Latest on French protests against rising taxes (all times local):11:30 a.m.French police have fired tear gas to try to disperse a large group of "yellow jacket" protesters gathered in front of the Arc de Triomphe.A big cloud of tear ...

French police deployed amid new round of protests over taxes

Europe 12/01/18, 04:09

French authorities have deployed thousands of police on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue to try to contain protests by people angry over rising taxes and President Emmanuel Macron's government.The so-called yellow jackets have called for new demonstrations and road blockades Saturday across ...

Update: Macron seeks summit talks on Saudi writer death

Europe 11/29/18, 12:29

The Latest on the Group of 20 summit in Argentina (all times local):2:15 p.m.France's president is calling for international involvement in the investigations into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, as the death threatens to cloud discussions at the ...

French fuel fight: Prime minister offers to meet protesters

Europe 11/28/18, 05:37

France's prime minister is offering to meet with members of a motorists movement who have blocked roads over rising fuel taxes and held protests that caused damage to central Paris.Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on BFM television Wednesday that the ...

Macron says France will delay cap on nuclear energy

World 11/27/18, 05:33

French President Emmanuel Macron says the country will move more slowly than promised to cap the amount of energy it derives from nuclear energy.Amid popular discontent about high energy prices, Macron said Tuesday that France will shut down 14 nuclear ...

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