Update: Mother, child saved from bank fire in Paris riot

Europe 03/16/19, 08:45

The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local):2:40 p.m.A bank has been set ablaze as French yellow vest protesters clash with police in Paris and firefighters had to rescue a mother and her child as the fire threatened to engulf their floor.A news stand burns during a ...

French yellow vests clash with police in Paris

Europe 03/16/19, 05:07

French yellow vest protesters have clashed with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe on the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron.Protesters threw smoke bombs and other objects at officers, and started pounding on the windows of a police van. Riot police then retreated, as did a ...

French government faces legal challenge for climate action

Europe 03/14/19, 08:01

Four activist groups have launched legal action to try to take the French state to court for not doing enough to fight climate change.Greenpeace, Oxfam and two French environmental groups hope for an eventual court ruling requiring France to further lower carbon emissions, citing a similar, successful effort in the ...

Why France is analyzing Ethiopian jet’s black boxes

Europe 03/14/19, 07:46

France doesn't see an unusually large number of aviation disasters, but its plane crash investigators are world famous.The French air accident investigation authority, known by its French acronym BEA, is now handling the analysis of the flight recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed after takeoff earlier this week, ...

Algeria’s leader: Freedom fighter, peacemaker, enigma

World 03/12/19, 05:29

Algeria's longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been known as a wily political survivor ever since he fought for independence from France in the 1950s and 1960s. And his crafty concessions Monday aimed at quelling mass protests show he's not ready to give up yet.While he abandoned his bid for a ...

Poirot and Lauret out of France’s final 6 Nations match

Sports 03/11/19, 05:18

Prop Jefferson Poirot and flanker Wenceslas Lauret will miss France's final match in the Six Nations after picking up injuries against Ireland over the weekend.The French rugby federation says Poirot and Lauret, who both picked up a knee injury in the 26-14 loss in Dublin on Sunday, have been replaced ...

French tycoon on trial over $450 million arbitration deal

Europe 03/11/19, 03:37

French tycoon Bernard Tapie is facing a criminal trial over a fraudulent 404 million-euro ($450 million today) arbitration package linked to his sale of sportswear company Adidas in the 1990s.Civil courts have already ruled the unusually generous 2008 award was the result of fraud and ordered Tapie to refund the ...

French yellow vest protests hold 17th weekend of marches

Europe 03/09/19, 07:36

Hundreds of protesters in France's yellow vest movement are on the streets for a 17th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to maintain pressure on the government to reverse policies they see as favoring the rich.The Paris march began near the Arc de Triomphe on Saturday and was to ...

Coach Solskjaer showing he has a knack for winning big games

Soccer 03/07/19, 13:04

As a striker for Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer found all kinds of ways to score from difficult angles, often late winners when tired opponents could no longer track his clever runs.Now he's finding ways to win against the odds as United's coach. Wednesday's 3-1 success at Paris Saint-Germain sent ...

PSG becoming Champions League specialists in failure

Sports 03/07/19, 10:18

There really are no excuses left for Paris Saint-Germain.For the second time in three seasons, the cash-rich French club made the wrong kind of Champions League history in a competition it has never won.PSG became the first team to be eliminated after winning the away leg 2-0, losing to Manchester ...

France unveils plan to tax internet giants revenue

Europe 03/06/19, 04:33

The French government unveiled plans Wednesday to slap a 3 percent tax on the French revenues of internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook.The bill outlines how digital companies with worldwide revenues over 750 million euros ($848 million), including French revenue over 25 million euros, will be taxed.In a news ...

Tears, moment’s silence at Lagerfeld’s final Chanel show

Entertainment 03/05/19, 10:21

It was Karl Lagerfeld's final curtain — even though he was missing.Celebrities, supermodels and the fashion industry gathered at Chanel's catwalk show Tuesday to bid adieu to the iconic couturier, who died last month and did not want a public funeral.Many guests wept as his final collection for the Parisian ...

Oprah Winfrey makes Stella McCartney scream at Paris show

Entertainment 03/04/19, 11:18

Words were almost inaudible amid the screams at the Paris Fashion Week show where Stella McCartney presented a collection that toyed with draping and upcycling.Such exuberant outbursts would usually come from the designer's fans. But it was McCartney herself who caused the commotion when Oprah Winfrey appeared backstage at her ...

Thom Browne blurs sartorial styles as VIPs hit Zendaya show

Entertainment 03/03/19, 10:48

A one-off itinerant extravaganza courtesy of American designer Tommy Hilfiger's "buy-now" collaboration with actress-singer Zendaya gave Paris Fashion Week a case of Saturday night fever. On Sunday, Thom Browne continued to blur gender lines in his sartorial wardrobe.Here are highlights from fall-winter ready-to-wear shows.TOMMY'S SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERModel Pat Cleveland wears ...

Elie Saab banishes gray skies, channels ’70s in Paris

Europe 03/02/19, 11:46

Elie Saab and Vivienne Westwood were among designers featured at Paris Fashion Week Saturday, with organizers on heightened alert as French yellow vests protesters mobilized in Paris for a 16th straight weekend. Marches are planned not far from show venues near the Arc de Triomphe.Some highlights of the fall and ...

French yellow vests protest for 16th straight weekend

Europe 03/02/19, 07:14

French yellow vests were protesting for a 16th straight weekend in Paris and other cities to show they are still mobilized against the government's economic policies they see as favoring the rich.In Paris, protesters gathered Saturday at the Arc de Triomphe monument as a march was planned through the well-off ...

Balmain celebrates trouble-makers in sexy Paris show

Entertainment 03/01/19, 12:21

Balmain celebrated rebellious trouble-makers at Paris Fashion Week Friday in a sexy show with spikes and studs, while Issey Miyake turned fashion design on its head with a fabric that can be molded and shaped by its wearer. Here are some highlights of fall-winter 2019 ready-to-wear collections. BALMAIN'S TROUBLE-MAKERS A model wears a ...

French, Dutch ministers pledge to strengthen Air France-KLM

Business 03/01/19, 05:00

The Netherlands' finance minister has met with his French counterpart in a bid to ease tensions between the two countries over the Dutch government's surprise announcement this week that it had bought a stake in the Air France-KLM airline alliance without informing Paris.Wopke Hoekstra and Bruno Le Maire held hurriedly-arranged ...

Fabien Clain, jihadists’ voice in 2015 Paris attacks, killed

Europe 02/28/19, 14:47

Fabien Clain was the voice of Islamic State for his home country of France — and above all for its capital city, terrorized by squads of extremists who blew themselves up outside the national stadium, and opened fire on concert-goers and cafe diners in November 2015. In a recording released the ...

French militant linked to Paris attack killed in Syria

Europe 02/28/19, 14:46

The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group said Thursday that a prominent French militant who is one of Europe's most wanted members of the extremist group has been killed in an airstrike in Syria. The coalition tweeted that a strike killed Fabien Clain, who is linked to the 2015 attacks ...

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