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Unions buoyant as 1.27 million French protest pension reform

Jan. 31, 2023 20:45 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — An estimated 1.27 million people took to the streets of French cities, towns and villages Tuesday, according to the Interior Ministry, in new massive protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to raise the retirement age by two years. The turnout exceeded...

Cheaters beware: ChatGPT maker releases AI detection tool

Jan. 31, 2023 13:06 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The maker of ChatGPT is trying to curb its reputation as a freewheeling cheating machine with a new tool that can help teachers detect if a student or artificial intelligence wrote that homework. The new AI Text Classifier launched Tuesday by OpenAI follows a...

France doesn't rule out sending warplanes to Ukraine

Jan. 30, 2023 18:43 PM EST

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that France doesn’t exclude sending fighter jets to Ukraine, but laid out multiple conditions before such a significant step might be taken. France has sent Ukraine air-defense systems, rocket launcher units,...

France braces for major transport woes from pension strikes

Jan. 30, 2023 15:02 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's national rail operator is recommending that passengers stay home Tuesday to avoid strikes over pension reforms that are expected to cause major transport woes but largely spare high-speed links to Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands. Labor unions that...

French prime minister unveils plans to tackle racism

Jan. 30, 2023 12:18 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Name it, act on it, sanction it. That is the focus of a new drive against racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination of all kinds that was announced Monday by French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne. The four-year plan starts with educating youth with a...

France, Australia to supply Ukraine with artillery shells

Jan. 30, 2023 11:57 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France and Australia announced Monday plans to jointly produce and send several thousand 155-millimeter artillery shells to Ukraine, starting in the coming weeks. The multimillion-dollar plan is the latest offer of support for Ukraine by both countries, and comes amid...

France buys new masterpiece for Orsay museum with LVMH gift

Jan. 30, 2023 10:44 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France has acquired a stunning Impressionist masterpiece for its national collection of art treasures, with a donation from luxury goods giant LVMH paying the 43 million euros (nearly $47 million) for "Boating Party” by 19th-century French artist Gustave Caillebotte. ...

French finance minister backs pension push, UAE's COP28 pick

Jan. 30, 2023 10:36 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Trying to sell France to Emirati investors Monday, France's finance minister highlighted what he described as the business-friendly overhaul of President Emmanuel Macron — while sidestepping ongoing protests back home over a planned pension overhaul. ...

Automakers Nissan of Japan, Renault of France say mutual cross-shareholdings will become equal at 15%

Jan. 30, 2023 01:52 AM EST
TOKYO (AP) — Automakers Nissan of Japan, Renault of France say mutual cross-shareholdings will become equal at 15%.

Shiffrin must wait for record win 86 but takes slalom title

Jan. 29, 2023 09:43 AM EST

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — A shake of the head, lips pouting... but then all smiles. Mikaela Shiffrin was quick to take the positives after realizing she had to wait for at least five more weeks before tying the World Cup record for most career wins with victory No. 86....