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Macron warns voters against the far right and hard left ahead of crucial parliamentary elections

Jun. 25, 2024 07:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is warning voters against choosing the far right or the hard left, asserting that their divisive policies increase the risk of political “conflict and civil war," ahead of Sunday's first round of crucial parliamentary elections. ...

Dior’s Mount Olympus: A sporty couture homage to the Paris Games

Jun. 24, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Dior staged an homage to sport on the eve of the Paris Olympics on the grounds of the Musée Rodin on the first day of Paris Couture Week on Monday. The show let the sumptuous, lightweight silks — georgette, taffeta, tulle, and sporty jersey — speak for themselves,...

Spain eliminates Albania from Euro 2024 and advances England, Netherlands, France into last 16

Jun. 24, 2024 16:57 PM EDT
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Spain eliminates Albania from Euro 2024 and advances England, Netherlands, France into last 16.

New Caledonia independence group demands Indigenous leader's release from custody in mainland France

Jun. 24, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Members of a pro-independence movement in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia demanded on Monday the "release and immediate return” of the Indigenous Kanak leader who was flown to mainland France for pretrial detention after recent deadly unrest. ...

French far-right leader Bardella seeks to reassure voters, EU partners on economic, foreign policies

Jun. 24, 2024 12:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Far-right leader Jordan Bardella sought to reassure French voters, European partners and international observers on Monday that his potential government would lead “realistic” economic policies and “not weaken” France’s voice abroad, if his party wins the upcoming...

Costly election pledges in France stoke fears of splurges that risk pushing country deeper into debt

Jun. 24, 2024 02:32 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The promises are appealing -– and expensive. Vying to oust the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron in an upcoming two-round parliamentary election June 30 and July 7, French political parties of both the far right and far left are vowing to cut gasoline...

New Caledonia Indigenous independence leader transferred to mainland France for pretrial detention

Jun. 23, 2024 20:28 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — A pro-independence leader in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia was transferred to a jail in mainland France to await trial on charges relating to two weeks of unrest in May that left nine people dead, the public prosecutor in the territory said Sunday. ...

Vogue World celebrates French style, Olympics amid razzmatazz, as menswear season wraps up in Paris

Jun. 23, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French singing star Aya Nakamura warbled. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid rode horses. While Venus and Serena Williams and Katy Perry modeled on the cobbles. This was Paris' Place Vendome as never seen before. On International Olympic Day, Vogue World took over the last...

Kylian Mbappé is getting used to his new mask ahead of France's game against Poland, teammate says

Jun. 23, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

PADERBORN, Germany (AP) — France captain Kylian Mbappé is getting used to wearing his new protective mask ahead of a possible return to play at Euro 2024 against Poland on Tuesday, his teammate Aurélien Tchouaméni said. Mbappé sat out France's 0-0 draw with the Netherlands on...

Iconic designer Dries Van Noten stages his swan song show in Paris, retiring from fashion

Jun. 22, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The curtain fell and the disco ball was raised celebrating 38 years and 150 collections of Dries Van Noten, who staged his final fashion show Saturday at Paris Fashion Week. The Belgian fashion maestro, a member of the influential “Antwerp Six” known for his innovative and...