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AP Interview: French minister seeks Olympic renewal in 2024

Jul. 26, 2021 02:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Dropping into mostly-empty venues, where only athletes provide the sporting soul and spirit, French sports minister Jean-Michel Blanquer observed the type of Olympics the world will be yearning to leave behind. There’s only three years until Paris gets...

The Latest: Virus on rise in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing

Jul. 25, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases continue to grow in the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, with another 38 reported on Monday, bringing the total to more than 60 over recent days. Tens of thousands of people are under lockdown and authorities are conducting mass...

French parliament OKs restaurant COVID pass, vaccine rules

Jul. 25, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's parliament approved a law early Monday requiring special virus passes for all restaurants and domestic travel and mandating vaccinations for all health workers. Both measures have prompted protests and political tensions. President Emmanuel Macron...

In French Polynesia, Macron tackles virus, China's ambitions

Jul. 25, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

PAPEETE, French Polynesia (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron is visiting French Polynesia to showcase France’s commitment to the region amid concerns about the impact of climate change on the Pacific island territory, the legacy of French nuclear testing on its atolls — and most of all,...

French protesters reject virus passes, vaccine mandate

Jul. 24, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some 160,000 people, including far-right activists and members of France's yellow vest movement, protested Saturday across the country against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care...

Olympics Latest: US men get off to fast start in volleyball

Jul. 24, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ After a long wait to get on the court, the U.S. men’s volleyball team made quick work of...

Playground goes big time; 3-on-3 hoops hits the Olympics

Jul. 24, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Anyone who's ever jacked up a fadeaway 3 in a pickup basketball game knows there are two sure ways to start a fight on the playground. Talk trash about someone's mom. Or call an offensive foul. In the debut of...

The Latest: Osaka lights cauldron at Tokyo opening ceremony

Jul. 23, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Tennis star Naomi Osaka has lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, ending the...

France weighs cybersecurity moves after spyware reports

Jul. 22, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron held an emergency cybersecurity meeting Thursday to weigh possible government action after reports that his cellphone and those of government ministers may have been targeted by spyware. Macron changes his phones regularly...

Morocco denies using spyware to target French officials

Jul. 21, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s government is denying reports that the country's security forces may have used spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group to eavesdrop on the cellphones of France’s president and other public figures. On Wednesday, the public prosecutor’s...