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Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

Dec. 8, 2018 8:59 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week. A ring of steel...

Rhode Island holds off Holy Cross for 79-63 win

Dec. 8, 2018 4:14 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Cyril Langevine scored 19 points with 11 rebounds, Fatts Russell scored 19 and Rhode Island beat Holy Cross 79-63 on Saturday. Russell's early 3-pointer gave Rhode Island (4-3) a 14-5 lead before Holy Cross used an 18-8 run for a 23-22 lead on Caleb Green's layup. The lead see-sawed...

South Africa power cuts hurt economy even as recession ends

Dec. 4, 2018 7:47 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's troubled power utility on Tuesday implemented power cuts nationwide, intensifying concern about growth in one of Africa's biggest economies even as the country announced it has emerged from recession. State-owned Eskom said it took the measure, which followed similar cuts...

Muggings mar international charity concert in South Africa

Dec. 3, 2018 9:12 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spate of muggings early Monday marred a charity concert in South Africa at which Beyonce, Jay-Z and other stars performed in honor of Nelson Mandela. Tens of thousands flocked to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday for a music festival also featuring Usher, Pharrell Williams,...

Reeves scores 15, Providence downs rival Rhode Island 59-50

Dec. 1, 2018 8:06 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ed Cooley doesn't plan to watch the game tape from Providence's 59-50 win over rival Rhode Island on Saturday. But he saw enough to know his young team grew up a lot — particularly on defense. Freshman A.J. Reeves had 15 points and Providence (6-2) survived a long field-goal...

Africans played key, often unheralded, role in World War I

Dec. 1, 2018 4:09 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Amid the fanfare marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, little has been said about crucial participants in the conflict: Africans. More than 1 million African soldiers, laborers and porters were vital actors in the war in Europe and especially in battles on the African...

Rhode Island beats Brown 71-51 behind Langevine

Nov. 28, 2018 9:43 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Cyril Langevine scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for his 10th career double-double and 400th career rebound and Rhode Island beat Brown 71-51 on Wednesday night. Jermaine Harris scored 15 points and Jeff Dowtin had 11 for the Rams (3-2), who shot 37 percent and outrebounded...

Yeboah, Garcia lead Stony Brook to 68-58 win over RI

Nov. 24, 2018 5:15 PM EST

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Akwasi Yeboah had 19 points and Andrew Garcia added 14 and Stony Brook won its third straight game, beating Rhode Island 68-58 on Saturday afternoon. Stony Brook (5-1) is off to its best start since the 2009-10 season. The Seawolves took the lead for good 20-19 after Yeboah dropped in...

South African president praises German investment

Nov. 20, 2018 7:46 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president says Germany is an important economic partner which he hopes will expand its investment here. President Cyril Ramaphosa was speaking Tuesday in Cape Town to mark the end of the three-day state visit of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Ramaphosa said...

South African minister notes worry about graft prosecutions

Nov. 19, 2018 8:59 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Cabinet minister in South Africa on Monday citing concerns that efforts to prosecute people allegedly involved in corruption under former president Jacob Zuma are falling short. Pravin Gordhan, the public enterprises minister, told a commission investigating corruption allegations...