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Rescuers to move whale stranded in French river to saltwater

Aug. 09, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French environmentalists will try to move a dangerously thin beluga whale that strayed into the Seine River last week to a saltwater river basin Tuesday to try and save its life. The mammal, measuring four meters (13 feet), will be transported there for “a period of...

France in midst of 4th heat wave amid historic drought

Aug. 08, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France was in the midst of its fourth heat wave of the year Monday as the country faces what the government warned is its worst drought on record. National weather agency Meteo France said the heat wave began in the south and is expected to spread across the country...

Viewer's guide for this year's World Cup in Qatar

Aug. 08, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

A last chance for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé back on the biggest stage of all. Brazil bidding for a record-extending sixth title. One of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in memory — as much for off-the-field reasons as those on it — is just around...

Efforts to feed Beluga whale in France's Seine fail so far

Aug. 08, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Efforts to feed a dangerously thin Beluga whale that has strayed into the Seine River in France have failed so far and experts are now trying to get the whale out of the river lock where it is stuck, environmentalists said Monday. The marine conservation group Sea...

Beluga whale caught in France's Seine not accepting food

Aug. 06, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French environmentalists are working around the clock to try and feed a dangerously thin Beluga whale that has strayed into the Seine River. So far, they have been unsuccessful. Marine conservation group Sea Shepherd France tweeted Saturday that “our teams took...

LAFC signs forward Denis Bouanga from France's Saint-Étienne

Aug. 05, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forward Denis Bouanga signed with Los Angeles FC on Friday as the Major League Soccer-leading club's third designated player. Bouanga is leaving Saint-Étienne of France's second division to join LAFC, the club announced without disclosing contract terms. He will...

France's going through its most severe drought ever, PM says

Aug. 05, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne warned that France is facing its “most severe drought” ever recorded and announced the activation of a government crisis unit. Borne said in a written statement on Friday that many areas in France are going through a...

In France, a battle to save weakened whale lost in the Seine

Aug. 05, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

SAINT-PIERRE-LA-GARENNE, France (AP) — French environmentalists were hoping Friday to feed a catch of herring to a worryingly thin Beluga whale that has strayed far from its Arctic habitat into France's Seine River. They fear that the ethereal white mammal is slowly starving in the waterway that...

EPL sets high bar in European soccer, finances and glamor

Aug. 04, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s richest soccer league starts a new season in England on Friday as the rest of Europe looks for ways to catch up. Off the field, the English Premier League is a commercial juggernaut with broadcasting deals worldwide fueling player transfers and wages...

French PM announces the creation of new LGBTQ ambassador job

Aug. 04, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne on Thursday announced the creation of a new position of ambassador for LGBTQ rights in efforts to fight discrimination across the world. Borne spoke while visiting an LGBTQ center in Orleans, central France, on the 40th anniversary...