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France to make condoms free for anyone under 25, Macron says

Dec. 09, 2022 17:47 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France will make condoms free in pharmacies for anyone up to age 25 in the new year, President Emmanuel Macron announced Friday. The move comes as the government says sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise among young people, and as this year’s exceptional...

Italy allows 2nd aid group's migrant rescue boat to dock

Dec. 09, 2022 13:27 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy on Friday gave permission for a second humanitarian group’s ship to disembark its passengers at an Italian port, seemingly softening its hard line against European-flagged vessels that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Italian authorities told the crew...

France, Spain, Portugal to build hydrogen pipeline by 2030

Dec. 09, 2022 08:37 AM EST

ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — Spain, France and Portugal agreed Friday to build by 2030 a major undersea pipeline to transport hydrogen from the Iberian Peninsula to France and eventually the rest of Europe. The pipeline is aimed at making the European Union's energy supply more...

From serving pizzas, Fofana now delivering World Cup crosses

Dec. 09, 2022 03:05 AM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Youssouf Fofana has gone from serving pizzas to delivering crosses in the World Cup. Dropped in 2015 at age 14 from Clairefontaine, France's national training center, his future in soccer seemed at an end. So he went to work for a pizzeria. ...

Families dismayed at trial for Rio-Paris Air France crash

Dec. 08, 2022 09:41 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Families of the 228 people killed on a Rio-Paris flight that crashed in 2009 were hoping for justice at last. Instead, they're wracked with anger and disappointment as a long-awaited trial wraps up Thursday with little sign that anyone will be held accountable. The...

England player Raheem Sterling to return to World Cup

Dec. 08, 2022 04:44 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Raheem Sterling will rejoin England's World Cup squad after a break-in at his home in the U.K. The Chelsea forward had left England's camp in Qatar to be with his family, which meant he missed his country's 3-0 win against Senegal in the round of 16 on Sunday. ...

England defender Walker aims to contain Mbappe at World Cup

Dec. 07, 2022 13:34 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — With five goals at the World Cup so far, Kylian Mbappe is living up to his reputation as the man best-placed to succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as soccer’s biggest star. Spare a thought then for Kyle Walker, who is set to mark the France striker when...

French activists protest against killing of male chicks

Dec. 07, 2022 13:00 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French animal rights activists on Wednesday protested what they say are broad exceptions in legislation that was meant to ban the practice of killing unwanted male chicks after they hatch. The culling ban is set to take effect in January. France-based animal rights...

Rested Mbappé to face England in World Cup quarterfinals

Dec. 07, 2022 12:16 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Yes, Kylian Mbappé will be ready to face England at the World Cup on Saturday. No, the France forward was not injured when he missed a recent training session. France teammate Ibrahima Konaté delivered a reassuring message about Mbappé on Wednesday, news that...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Quarterfinalists bid for title

Dec. 07, 2022 07:38 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — After non-stop soccer for the past two weeks, the World Cup is taking a small break. There will be two days of rest before the quarterfinals start in Qatar with at least one surprising team still in contention to win soccer's biggest prize. Morocco...