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Unfamiliar, but nice: Halep back in Paris to defend title

May. 24, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Simona Halep is experiencing something new at the French Open this year. The Romanian player is back in Paris to defend her title, a situation she's never been in before. And she likes it. "Much better and much easier, because I have the title already," Halep said Friday at Roland Garros....

Climate change a top issue for European Parliament voters

May. 24, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

LANGEOOG, Germany (AP) — Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald's restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blue skies above. The 53-year-old has lived on Langeoog for most of his life, and his wife's family has been...

Nadal opens bid for 12th French Open title against qualifier

May. 23, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if he makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting. The defending champion was handed what looked like quite an easy draw Thursday...

Rihanna feels the pressure as she makes fashion history

May. 23, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rihanna may have looked cool and collected next to the debut collection for her new fashion label, Fenty, donning a brilliant white tuxedo dress and a 1,000-watt smile. But on the inside it was another story. "It's all a facade," said the Barbados-born star who has become the first black woman...

FRENCH OPEN '19: How much do you know about the Paris Slam?

May. 23, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

How well do you know tennis and the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament? Go ahead and give this quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: Rafael Nadal won the Italian Open, his last tournament before the French Open, for his first title of 2019. When was the last time Nadal headed to Roland Garros...

Libya's Hifter tells Macron no cease-fire without negotiator

May. 22, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter said in a meeting on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron that he cannot work toward a cease-fire because he has no one with whom to negotiate. Hifter opened a military offensive on the Libyan capital of Tripoli in early April despite commitments to...

FRENCH OPEN '19: Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep defend titles

May. 22, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A glance at the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament: SURFACE Red clay courts SITE Roland Garros in Paris SCHEDULE The 15-day tournament begins Sunday. The women's singles final is Saturday, June 8; the men's singles final is Sunday, June 9. Like at Wimbledon, there are...

FRENCH OPEN '19: Serena Williams tries again for 24th major

May. 22, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: ___ NAOMI OSAKA Ranked: 1 Country: Japan Age: 21 2019 Match Record: 19-5 2019 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 3 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 — Australian Open (2019), U.S. Open (2018) Last 5 French Opens: 2018-Lost in 3rd Round,...

FRENCH OPEN '19: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic still rule tennis

May. 22, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

The Big 3 are still very much around. They're still leading the rankings, still collecting the biggest trophies. And they're still the dominant figures in men's tennis, responsible for the main story lines when the French Open starts Sunday. Roger Federer returns to Roland Garros for the first time since 2015...

Macron says Bannon, Russians eroding Europe ahead of EU vote

May. 21, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday accused former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europe's nationalists to dismantle the European Union, saying Europeans "should not be naive" about foreign interference ahead of this week's European Parliament...