PSG aims to avoid early elimination in Champions League

Sports 11/27/18, 00:41

Paris Saint-Germain's hopes of breaking through in European soccer could end earlier than usual this season.A loss against Liverpool on Wednesday in Paris, coupled with a home win by Napoli over Red Star, would keep PSG from making it out of the group stage in the Champions League. And that ...

Filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci dead at 77

Entertainment 11/26/18, 04:37

Filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, who won Oscars with "The Last Emperor" and whose erotic drama "Last Tango in Paris" enthralled and shocked the world, has died. He was 77.FILE - Feb. 1972 file photo of Italian movie director Bernardo Bertolucci. Bertolucci, who won Oscars with "The Last Emperor" and whose ...

Pressure on Macron after gas price protests inflamed Paris

Europe 11/26/18, 03:53

The pressure is on French President Emmanuel Macron after a second weekend of sometimes violent protests over rising fuel taxes that reached the heart of Paris.Scattered protests continued Monday as drivers blocked roads from the Pyrenees to Brittany.French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a media conference at the conclusion of ...

5,000 French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police

Europe 11/24/18, 10:44

French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and staged road blockades across the nation to vent anger against rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. Thousands of police were deployed nationwide to contain the demonstrations, including a ...

French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police

Europe 11/24/18, 09:32

French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and staged road blockades across the nation to vent anger against rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron's presidency.Thousands of police were deployed nationwide to contain the demonstrations, including a ...

Update: French minister blames far right over clashes

Europe 11/24/18, 08:40

The Latest on protests in France (all times local): 2:35 p.m. French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has accused the far right of encouraging acts of violence and clashes with police in Paris. Marine Le Pen, the head of the National Assembly party, called on protesters to head to the Champs-Elysees earlier this week ...

Italy livid about deal to loan Leonardo works to Louvre

Europe 11/24/18, 07:22

So versatile were Leonardo da Vinci's talents in art and science and so boundless his visionary imagination, he is known to the world as the universal genius.But not to Italy's nationalist-tilting government, which is livid about plans by the Louvre museum in Paris for a blockbuster exhibit next year with ...

Update: Japan’s Osaka to host 2025 World Expo

Europe 11/23/18, 11:11

The Latest on the choice of host city for the 2025 World Expo (all times local):5 p.m.Japan's Osaka has won the right to host the 2025 World Expo, beating out cities in Russia and Azerbaijan for an event expected to draw millions of visitors.The winner was chosen by the 170 ...

France asks: Should ex-colonizers give back African art?

Entertainment 11/23/18, 10:07

From Senegal to Ethiopia, artists, governments and museums are eagerly awaiting a report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron on how former colonizers can return African art to Africa.The study by French art historian Bénédicte Savoy and Senegalese economist Felwine Sarr, being presented to Macron on Friday in Paris, is ...

Russia, Japan, Azerbaijan battle to host 2025 World Expo

World 11/23/18, 08:40

Cities in Russia, Japan and Azerbaijan are about to find out which one of them gets to host the 2025 World Expo, an event expected to draw millions of visitors and showcase the local economy and culture.The 170 member states of the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions are voting Friday ...

Yannick Noah taking no chances ahead of Davis Cup final

Soccer 11/21/18, 06:46

Laid-back in everyday life, Yannick Noah is meticulous when it comes to being a tennis coach.So over the last 10 days, the France captain has been paying close attention to anything that could derail his team's chances of winning an 11th Davis Cup title against Croatia this weekend."The most important ...

French drivers block oil depots to protest fuel price hikes

Europe 11/19/18, 11:30

French drivers blocked oil depots and disrupted traffic toward the tunnel beneath the English Channel on Monday as they tried to keep up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron's government to abandon fuel tax hikes.Scattered road blockades have continued around France since mass protests of the tax increases left one protester ...

UNESCO launches Holocaust education website

World 11/19/18, 10:11

The U.N. culture and education agency has teamed up with the World Jewish Congress to launch a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism.UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and WJC President Ronald Lauder unveiled the interactive "Facts about the Holocaust " site at the cultural agency's Paris headquarters on Monday.UNESCO'S Director-General ...

Finnish president says he briefed Trump on forest monitoring

Europe 11/18/18, 08:05

Finland's president says that he briefed U.S. President Donald Trump amid the California wildfires on how the Nordic country effectively monitors its substantial forest resources with a well-working surveillance system.President Sauli Niinisto said in an interview published Sunday in the Ilta-Sanomat newspaper that he told Trump during their brief meeting ...

Update: 1 killed, 47 injured in France gas protests

Europe 11/17/18, 06:58

The Latest on protests in France against rising fuel taxes (all times local):12:45 p.m.French interior ministry officials say that one protester has been killed and 47 injured as demonstrators block roads around France to protest gas price increases.Police say that three of the injured are in serious condition, according to ...

French drivers blocking roads to protest rising fuel taxes

World 11/17/18, 06:30

Drivers in France are blocking roads across the country to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron.Demonstrators block a motorway exit in protest against fuel tax, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2018. France is bracing for a nationwide traffic mess as drivers ...

Update: Landmark change to kilogram approved

World 11/16/18, 07:37

The Latest on a scientific meeting on how to define weights and measures (all times local):1:35 p.m.The international system of measurements has been overhauled with new definitions for the kilogram and other key units.At a meeting in Versailles, France, countries have voted to approve the wide-ranging changes that underpin vital ...

Take a weight off: ‘Grand K’ kilo being retired

Europe 11/16/18, 03:06

Humankind is about to sever one of the links between its present and its past.The so-called "Grand K" kilogram, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world's sole true kilo since 1889, is to be retired.In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018., a replica of the ...

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