President Trump heads to Paris post-midterm referendum

Europe 11/09/18, 11:02

President Donald Trump is heading to Paris on a post-midterms trip to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Trump departed Washington on Friday morning for the weekend jaunt to Europe, which comes just days after elections that delivered a split referendum on his presidency. He said of the trip: "I think ...

Macron weakened ahead of Trump, Putin meeting

Europe 11/09/18, 06:58

It's a weakened Emmanuel Macron who'll be hosting U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia's Vladimir Putin and other world leaders at centennial commemorations in Paris this weekend to mark the end of World War I. The French president is coming off a bruising week, with his domestic popularity at a new low ...

PSG says it was not aware scouts were racially profiling

Soccer 11/08/18, 17:08

Paris Saint-Germain says it was not aware some club scouts outside the capital were secretly and illegally profiled potential young recruits with lists containing their ethnic origins.PSG acknowledged that forms with "illegal content were used between 2013 and 2018", but declined responsibility for implementing the policy.Speaking of his shock at ...

Picamoles, Iturria in from cold for France vs Springboks

World 11/08/18, 10:16

No. 8 Louis Picamoles and flanker Arthur Iturria have come in from the cold to start for France against the Springboks on Saturday.The test at Stade de France will be their first since they were dropped in February following a night of drinking in Edinburgh during the Six Nations.South Africa ...

Kremlin: Russia and US postpone summit on French request

Europe 11/07/18, 10:16

The Kremlin says Russia and the U.S. have agreed not to hold a summit in Paris to avoid distracting attention from Armistice Day commemorations.Kremlin foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov said Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump would briefly see each other in Paris during this ...

Lawyer: Russian tycoon Rybolovlev detained in Monaco

Sports 11/07/18, 06:11

A lawyer says Russian tycoon Dimitri Rybolovlev, the owner of Monaco's soccer club, has been detained in the principality in an investigation into suspected corruption and other allegations.Lawyer Frank Michel said Rybolovlev was detained Tuesday in Monaco. The newspaper Le Monde, which first reported the detention, said the tycoon's home ...

Mbappe and Buffon can’t beat Napoli in Champions League

Soccer 11/06/18, 18:14

After 180 minutes, Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain finished dead even.Following a 2-2 draw in Paris two weeks ago, the teams finished 1-1 Tuesday in another riveting Champions League matchup.While it was PSG which needed a last-gasp equalizer in the first meeting, this time Lorenzo Insigne's penalty for Napoli canceled out ...

Macron: WWI soldiers to be honored in Paris Pantheon

Europe 11/06/18, 13:07

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that those who fought during World War I will be collectively honored at the Pantheon monument in Paris, a resting place for some of France's most distinguished names. French President Emmanuel Macron throws a wreath of flowers at Les Entonnoirs, a site of mines war, ...

Trump says he ‘probably’ won’t meet with Putin in Paris

Politics 11/05/18, 16:23

President Donald Trump said Monday he "probably" won't be meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he travels to Paris later this week, but will meet with him at the G-20 gathering of world leaders later this year in Argentina. White House national security adviser John Bolton had said previously that ...

Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win Paris Masters title

Tennis 11/04/18, 12:21

Karen Khachanov upset a tired-looking Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 to win the Paris Masters title and deprive Djokovic the chance on Sunday of matching Rafael Nadal's record of 33 Masters titles.Karen Khachanov of Russia celebrates after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their final match of the Paris Masters tennis ...

Khachanov in Paris Masters final, faces Djokovic or Federer

Sports 11/03/18, 10:57

Karen Khachanov continued his strong recent form by beating Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 Saturday to reach the Paris Masters final.The unseeded Khachanov broke Thiem to lead 5-4 and served out the first set.The players swapped breaks at the start of the second set before Khachanov reeled off the next five ...

Khachanov eliminates Sock to reach Paris Masters semifinals

Sports 11/02/18, 13:23

Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Jack Sock 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Paris Masters semifinals on Friday.The Austrian served out the match and clinched victory on his first match point when Sock hit a big forehand long.Thiem broke the American in the fifth game of the third set, and ...

New Caledonia in Pacific to vote on independence from France

Europe 11/02/18, 04:48

New Caledonia, a French archipelago in the South Pacific, is preparing for an independence referendum — the last step in a three-decades-long decolonization effort.Sunday's vote is key to settling tensions between the native Kanaks, who once suffered from strict segregation policies, and descendants of European colonizers. It is also a ...

Djokovic reaches Paris Masters quarterfinals; Cilic wins

Sports 11/01/18, 10:15

Novak Djokovic advanced to the Paris Masters quarterfinals when Damir Dzumhur retired trailing 6-1, 2-1 on Thursday.Dzumhur had a lengthy massage to his lower back late in the first set and got loud applause when he carried on playing. But after a few more games, he stopped for good. Djokovic ...

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters with abdominal pain

Tennis 10/31/18, 12:06

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of his second-round match at the Paris Masters because of an abdominal problem, meaning Novak Djokovic will reclaim the No. 1 ranking.Nadal was returning from a right knee injury which forced him to retire from the U.S. Open semifinals, but took medical advice not to ...

Federer turned down an invitation to play Saudi tennis event

Tennis 10/30/18, 14:36

Roger Federer turned down an invitation to play in a planned exhibition match in Saudi Arabia in December which his rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have committed to play in. Saudi Arabia is under growing pressure from the international community following the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi after he ...

Djokovic aiming to take No. 1 ranking from Nadal in Paris

Tennis 10/28/18, 16:33

Novak Djokovic is in commanding form and well poised to wrestle back the No. 1-ranking from longtime rival Rafael Nadal at the Paris Masters.Heading into the Paris event, which starts Monday, Djokovic was only 215 points behind Nadal at a tournament he has won a record four times, the last ...

Emotional Nadal recounts devastation caused by deadly floods

Tennis 10/28/18, 09:28

His eyes saddened and his voice marked with pain, Rafael Nadal spoke about the devastation caused by the deadly flooding on the Spanish island of Mallorca.A torrential rainstorm on Oct. 9 caused flash flooding that left a trail of piled vehicles and damaged infrastructure from surges of water and mud, ...

US official says Putin invited to visit Washington next year

Politics 10/27/18, 02:18

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to visit Washington next year. Bolton said "we have invited President Putin to Washington after the first of the year for, basically, a full day of consultations." He said no date has been set yet. Bolton ...

Paris zoo welcomes rare birth of endangered Orangutan

Europe 10/26/18, 04:24

A baby Bornean orangutan has been born in a downtown Paris zoo — the first to be born there since 2005. The zoo of the Jardin des Plantes says that Java, a female, who was born on Oct. 17. The zoo says in a video posted on Twitter that Java's mum, 30-year-old ...

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