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Pierre-Antoine Boureau handling a tape measure as he prepares the terrace of a restaurant in order to respect distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in Paris, Monday, June 1, 2020. France is reopening its restaurants, bars and cafes starting tomorrow as the country eases most restrictions amid the coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Paris cafes, restaurants partially reopen post-lockdown

Jun. 2, 2020 2:00 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Parisians who have been cooped up for months with takeout food and coffee will be able to savor their steaks tartare in the fresh air and cobbled streets of the City of Light once more — albeit in smaller numbers.. The city famed for its vibrant cafe society and coffee culture will get...

A demonstrator is taken into custody by police after a curfew took effect during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Birmingham begins removing Confederate monument

Jun. 2, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Workers in Alabama’s largest city began removing a Confederate monument Monday night after demonstrators failed to knock...

FILE - In this June 2, 1999, file photo, Venus Williams, left, and her sister Serena Williams share a light moment during their doubles tennis match against Els Callens of Belgium and Rita Grande of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, File)

AP PHOTOS: The French Open's athletes and their athleticism

Jun. 1, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French Open is loved by so many for the scene and the setting and, yes, the surface, to be sure. What would it — or any other tennis tournament, any other sporting event — be without the athletes? The people and their personalities grab attention throughout the 15 days at...

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, March 15, 2015, Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi, reacts after missing a chance to score during a Serie A soccer match against Cesena, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.  Prolific striker Mauro Icardi’s arrival at French champion Paris Saint-Germain impressed with 20 goals in 31 games when the league season was stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, FILE)

Icardi's arrival at PSG could push Cavani to look elsewhere

May. 31, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Prolific striker Mauro Icardi's arrival at French champion Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year deal raises doubts as to record scorer Edinson Cavani's future at the club. Icardi joined PSG on a season's loan and had impressed with 20 goals in 31 games when the league season was stopped because...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 25, 2019 file photo, cranes work at Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris. The body overseeing the Gothic structure’s restoration issued a statement Sunday May 31, 2020, saying that the reopening to the public of the Notre Dame Cathedral’s forecourt was finally made possible after several deep clean operations took place to remove toxic lead dust from the large forecourt. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Notre Dame forecourt opens to public after long cleanup

May. 31, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral's forecourt is being opened up to the public for the first time since the devastating fire of April 15 last year. The body overseeing the Gothic structure's restoration issued a statement Sunday saying that the reopening was finally made possible after several deep clean...

Workers wearing protective gear disinfect as a precaution against the new coronavirus in a class at a high school in Busan, South Korea, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Jo Jung-ho/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: South Korea reports 27 new virus cases

May. 30, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea reports 27 new virus cases, including 21 from...

Protesters and National Guardsmen face off on East Lake Street, Friday, May 29, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn.  The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have elevated fears of a new surge in cases of the coronavirus. Images showing thousands of screaming, unmasked protesters have sent shudders through the health community, who worry their calls for social distancing during the demonstrations are unlikely to be heard.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

May. 30, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus. Some leaders appealing for calm in...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, serves to John Millman, of Australia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. A high-ranking official for the U.S. Open tells the Associated Press that if the Grand Slam tennis tournament is held in 2020, she expects it to be at its usual site in New York and in its usual dates starting in August.  (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

US Open plan in works, including group flights, COVID tests

May. 30, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

Charter flights to ferry U.S. Open tennis players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. Negative COVID-19 tests before traveling. Centralized housing. Daily temperature checks. No spectators. Fewer on-court officials. No locker-room access on practice days. All are...

Britain's Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden holds the daily COVID-19 media conference inside 10 Downing Street, London, Saturday May 30, 2020. Sport has been the focus of much media speculation as Britain begins to be released from coronavirus lockdown. (Pippa Fowles / No 10 Downing Street via AP)

The Latest: No positive results in EPL latest testing round

May. 30, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ There have been no positive results from the Premier League's latest round of COVID-19 testing. The league says a total of 1,130 players and club personnel were tested in the fourth round of screening, with the all-clear raising...

Europeans criticize US move to revoke Iran sanction waivers

May. 30, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The western European parties to the landmark nuclear deal with Iran on Saturday criticized a U.S. decision to end nearly all of the last vestiges of sanctions relief provided under the 2015 pact. The U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the deal with Iran in 2018, leaving the others involved...