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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 30, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CDC encourages...

Aid group vaccinates migrants as France expands virus pass

Jul. 29, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Vaccination rates are picking up again in France as the government requires a virus pass for more and more activities — but social workers worry that the measure will further marginalize migrants and other poor populations. So aid group Doctors Without...

Was Macron's phone a target for spies? French investigate

Jul. 28, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's defense minister wants to learn from her Israeli counterpart what, if anything, Israel knew about the clients of the spyware company NSO who possibly targeted the cellphones of President Emmanuel Macron and other members of the French government. ...

Macron: France owes 'debt' to Polynesians over nuclear tests

Jul. 28, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

PAPEETE, French Polynesia (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has reasserted his nation's presence in the Pacific on a visit to French Polynesia, a trip aimed at countering growing Chinese dominance in the region. The trip was also designed to underline the French...

Israeli defense minister to talk NSO with French counterpart

Jul. 27, 2021 06:22 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister will meet with his French counterpart in Paris this week and the two will discuss the Israeli spyware company NSO, a government statement said Tuesday. The Defense Ministry said Benny Gantz will travel on Wednesday for the...

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...