Civil unrest persists in Paris suburbs amid pandemic confinement

Europe 04/23/20, 12:51

Several Parisian suburbs inhabited mainly by immigrants experienced their fourth night of unrest after an incident involving a young motorcyclist and the police. The events intensified amid confinement by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus, coronavirus epidemic. Since March 17, France has been implementing strict confinement measures, and while neighborhoods such ...

13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

Europe 11/26/19, 02:10

Two helicopters collided in midair and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, in its biggest loss since its mission in West Africa’s Sahel region began in 2013. The deaths draw new attention to a worrying front in the global fight against extremism. Attackers linked to ...

Global stocks higher after possible US-China trade snag

Business 11/06/19, 04:17

Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after investors were rattled by a possible snag in a U.S.-Chinese trade truce following reports Beijing wants Washington to lift punitive tariffs. Germany and Paris opened higher and London was unchanged. Tokyo rose while Shanghai declined and Hong Kong was flat. Beijing wants 15% tariffs ...

President Trump has productive talks with German chancellor at G-7 summit

Europe 08/26/19, 15:31

President Donald Trump met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines for bilateral talks during the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, on Monday, Aug. 26. Both leaders concurred the talks had been “productive.” Very productive meeting with Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, at the #G7Summit in Biarritz, ...

President Trump and world leaders arrive in Biarritz, France for the G7 summit

World 08/25/19, 05:19

World leaders have gathered in Biarritz, France, along the Atlantic coast, to commence this year’s G-7 summit. President Trump arrived on Saturday, Aug. 24, along with First Lady Melania Trump. They were greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron. The Group of Seven, which include heads of state from the United States, ...

Trump says French wine may face a 100% tariff at Hamptons fundraiser

Business 08/18/19, 07:39

President Donald Trump suggested he might impose a 100% tariff on French wine, during his visit to New York’s Hamptons for a fundraiser on Aug. 9. On July 26, the president promised to retaliate against France for adopting a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook. “It might be ...

Rapinoe has 2 goals and US knocks France out 2-1

America 06/28/19, 16:28

Megan Rapinoe went from controversy to triumph, scoring twice for the United States in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champions into the semifinals of the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory Friday night. France was vying to become the first nation to simultaneously hold the ...

WWII veteran takes to the air again to honor his late wife

U.S. 06/23/19, 18:41

A World War II veteran mourning his wife of 73 years has honored her memory with a flight in a plane like he once flew over France and Germany. Bill Willis's wife, Julia, had always encouraged her husband to reflect on his war stories and fly again, but he tended to ...

Update: On Omaha Beach, a must-have souvenir is sand

Europe 06/06/19, 08:50

The Latest on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Andrew Parker, a 33-year-old sax player from Orange County, California, filled up a plastic bottle with Omaha Beach sand, just as his grandfather did when he landed as an army scout shortly after D-Day in June 1944. Britain's Prince Harry ...

D-Day 75: Nations honor veterans, memory of fallen troops

Europe 06/06/19, 07:52

With the silence of remembrance and respect, nations honored the memory of the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the landing beaches of Normandy, a tribute of thanks 75 years after the D-Day assault that doomed the Nazi occupation of France ...

Update: Trump says D-Day vets among ‘greatest Americans’

Politics 06/06/19, 05:25

The Latest on Trump attending D-Day commemorations (all times local): 12:22 p.m. President Donald Trump is praising the veterans of D-Day, saying they are "among the very greatest Americans who will ever live." Trump is speaking in France at the Normandy American Cemetery near Omaha Beach where the Americans landed on June 6, ...

3 dead in Rhine boat sinking; rescuers search for 1 child

Europe 05/30/19, 13:23

Three people were killed and a child is missing after a motorized rubber boat capsized Thursday in the Rhine River between Germany and France.One of those killed was a passer-by who tried to help with the rescue. French and German rescuers are searching for the missing child.The boat, which left ...

Suspect in Lyon explosion claims ties to Islamic State group

Europe 05/30/19, 11:38

A man arrested for a bombing outside a bakery in Lyon, France, last week that injured 13 people has told investigators that he had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.A judicial official said Thursday that the suspect claimed to have acted in the name of IS. The group has ...

PHOTOS: D-Day’s landscape in 1944 – and today

World 05/30/19, 09:47

Warships, bombers, rubble, refugees. That was the Normandy landscape of 1944, as Allied forces fought to wrest France from Nazi control.Today, the region's towns and beaches are startlingly calm, as still-grateful residents prepare to welcome veterans commemorating 75 years since D-Day.The Associated Press revisited the beaches and damaged villages that ...

Europeans offer support to Ukraine, urge further reforms

Europe 05/30/19, 07:56

Top European diplomats offered Thursday to support Ukraine's newly elected president, while calling for further reforms in the corruption-plagued country.Speaking before traveling to Kiev with his French counterpart, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said his country and France won't cease working to help Ukraine.Maas said Ukrainians placed great hopes in ...

What’s in a name? You say French Open; I say Roland Garros

Sports 05/30/19, 01:58

Serena Williams and Roger Federer would love to win the French Open again, of course. They'd also be thrilled to win Roland Garros. And they might not know it, but they are doing their best to triumph at what used to officially be the Championnats Internationaux de France, too.What's in ...

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