Employee kills 4 officers in knife attack at Paris police HQ

Europe 10/03/19, 09:31

An administrator armed with a knife attacked officers inside Paris police headquarters Thursday, killing at least four before he was fatally shot, officials said. Police union official Loic Travers told reporters the attack appeared to have started in an office and continued elsewhere in the large police compound across the street ...

Envoy: US doesn’t want war with Iran, but wants to be ready

Europe 06/27/19, 14:40

The United States does not want a full-blown war with Iran, although it still is seeking to build up international defenses in the region just in case of a conflict, President Donald Trump's special envoy to the country said Thursday. Iran is poised to surpass a key uranium stockpile threshold, threatening ...

CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

Europe 06/16/19, 15:36

The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back in flight. Speaking before the industry-wide Paris ...

Dirty dozen: Nadal beats Thiem for 12th French Open title

Europe 06/09/19, 11:41

For a few, fleeting moments Sunday, Rafael Nadal found his French Open supremacy seemingly threatened by Dominic Thiem, a younger, talented opponent challenging him in the final for the second consecutive year. A poor game from Nadal allowed Thiem to break him and even things at a set apiece. That development ...

Underarm serves return to Paris, 30 years after Chang’s shot

Sports 05/30/19, 13:34

Thirty years after Michael Chang hit the most famous underarm serve in history at the French Open, that little bit of strategy — frowned upon by some — is making its way back into tennis, it seems.Alexander Bublik served that way three times against 2018 runner-up Dominic Thiem in the ...

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 ...

Paris wants a ‘Princess Diana Square’ at site of her death

Entertainment 05/30/19, 08:01

Paris City Hall wants to name a small plaza after Princess Diana, at the site of the 1997 car crash that killed the cherished British royal.The site already holds a golden flame-shaped monument in her honor, adjacent to the Alma Tunnel where the accident occurred.The plaza is currently named after ...

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 ...

Louvre reopens after one-day closure due to overcrowding

Entertainment 05/29/19, 05:47

The Louvre museum in Paris has reopened to the public after it was closed for one day Monday, when workers complaining about overcrowding walked out.Union representatives met Wednesday morning and decided to reopen the museum at 11am, some two hours after its regular opening time.Hundreds of frustrated tourists, who had ...

Update: Svitolina advances to 3rd round without playing

Sports 05/29/19, 04:32

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):___11:20 a.m.Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler )Ninth-seeded Elina Svitolina advanced to the ...

Old timer’s day: Karlovic, Bryan bros. in wins for the ages

Sports 05/28/19, 13:21

Midnight gym sessions were the key to Ivo Karlovic's French Open preparations.For a 40-year-old with two kids to look after, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. was the only time that Karlovic could get away to work on his fitness.The late-night work paid off when Karlovic produced a 7-6 (4), 7-5, ...

Louvre employees mull closing museum again over overcrowding

Entertainment 05/28/19, 10:33

Employees at the Louvre in Paris are mulling whether to close the museum for a second day this week over tourist overcrowding.The world's most visited museum was closed on Monday after employees complained they were harassed by tourists waiting to see the Mona Lisa.Pierre Zinenberg, a Louvre employee and union ...

International Energy Agency: nuclear needed for climate goal

Europe 05/28/19, 09:51

The International Energy Agency says the premature closure of nuclear power plants and failure to build new ones could make it harder to meet global targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.The Paris-based agency said Tuesday that "lack of further lifetime extensions of existing nuclear plants and new projects could result ...

Lawyer accuses Chris Brown of “disrespect” in rape case

Entertainment 05/28/19, 07:32

The lawyer for a woman who filed a rape complaint in Paris against Chris Brown says the American singer-songwriter "has thumbed his nose at and shown disrespect for the French legal system" after he did not attend a formal meeting with the alleged victim on Tuesday.Brown was arrested in January ...

Update: Del Potro shakes off poor start at French Open

Sports 05/28/19, 06:53

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):___1:30 p.m.Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro serves against Chile's Nicolas Jarry during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the second ...

No. 1 Naomi Osaka finally starts her French Open on Day 3

Tennis 05/28/19, 01:50

Naomi Osaka's bid for a third consecutive Grand Slam title finally gets started on Day 3 of the French Open.The No. 1-seeded Osaka never has been past the third round in three previous appearances at Roland Garros.She carries a 14-match winning streak at majors into Tuesday.The Japanese star plays 90th-ranked ...

New auto giant? Fiat Chrysler wants to merge with Renault

World 05/27/19, 16:12

Fiat Chrysler proposed on Monday to merge with France's Renault to create the world's third-biggest automaker, worth $40 billion, and combine forces in the race to make electric and autonomous vehicles.The merged company would reshape the global industry: it would produce some 8.7 million vehicles a year, leapfrogging General Motors ...

Serena’s warmup jacket is fit for a ‘queen’ and ‘goddess’

Sports 05/27/19, 15:06

Champion," ''queen," ''goddess" and "mother."Those were the words, in French, printed on a black-and-white warmup jacket that Serena Williams wore before her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday."Those are things that mean a lot to me and reminders for me and for everyone that wants to wear it," Williams ...

Champion, queen, goddess, mother: Serena wins at French Open

Sports 05/27/19, 14:39

This was one mistake too far for Serena Williams.Sure, the bad backhand put her behind only 15-30 at the outset of the second set of her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. What made the miscue so bothersome? She'd already dropped the first set against 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko — ...

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