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Argentine President Milei travels to France to meet Macron after outcry over racist soccer chants

Jul. 25, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Javier Milei arrived Thursday in Paris, his office said, where he is expected to meet French President Emmanuel Macron after tensions escalated between their countries over the Argentine soccer team's derogatory post-match chants about French...

Migrants and homeless people are cleared out of Paris during the Olympics

Jul. 25, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Carrying backpacks and small children, hundreds of people sleeping on the streets of Paris climbed aboard buses surrounded by armed police Thursday, the latest group of migrants and homeless people to be driven out of the city ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympics. ...

Russian man is among those arrested in plots targeting Paris Olympics

Jul. 24, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have foiled several plots to disrupt the 2024 Olympics, including arresting a Russian man in one of them, officials said Wednesday, just days before the opening ceremony of the Summer Games in Paris. France has been on high alert over the past few...

French authorities arrest a Russian-born man in Paris on suspicion of planning to “destabilize” the Olympics

Jul. 24, 2024 10:19 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French authorities arrest a Russian-born man in Paris on suspicion of planning to “destabilize” the Olympics.

IOC approves French Alps' bid backed by President Macron to host the 2030 Winter Olympics

Jul. 24, 2024 10:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French Alps were named as the 2030 Winter Games host by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday, though with conditions attached and signoff required from whoever is the next prime minister of France. French President Emmanuel Macron helped present the bid...

As Olympic hosts, 'Les Français' are in the spotlight. Here's why the French can't be pigeon-holed

Jul. 24, 2024 06:17 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — They’re often thought to have practically cornered the market on romance, with Edith Piaf seemingly speaking for a nation of amorous souls when she sang: “It’s crazy how much I love you.” Yet they also can bicker and squabble as though they were Olympic sports....

Russian-linked cybercampaigns put a bull's-eye on France. Their focus? The Olympics and elections

Jul. 24, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Photos of blood-red hands on a Holocaust memorial. Caskets at the Eiffel Tower. A fake French military recruitment drive calling for soldiers in Ukraine, and major French news sites improbably registered in an obscure Pacific territory, population 15,000. All are part...

France's Macron says he'll keep the centrist caretaker government on through the Olympics

Jul. 23, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday he will keep a centrist caretaker government on through the Olympics to avoid “disorder," brushing aside an 11th-hour prime minister nomination by the country's leftist coalition. Macron made his widely expected...

1,000 people suspected of spying have been blocked from Olympics, French official says

Jul. 23, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Three days before the start of the 2024 Olympics, France's interior minister said about 1,000 people suspected of possibly meddling for a foreign power have been blocked from attending the Olympics — one of the security challenges that Paris is cracking down on in its goal to keep...

Ahead of 2024 Paris Olympics, IOC leaders tout games as multilateral unifier in divided world

Jul. 22, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — On the eve of the Paris Olympics, IOC president Thomas Bach touted the games Monday as a uniting force in a world of divisive and “deeply disturbing” trends. “We are witnessing a new world order in the making,” Bach told an audience that included French...