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AP Interview: Russia's MiG sees drones as fighter jet future

Jun. 18, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The head of Russia's MiG warplane manufacturer says his company is entering the drone market, and sees pilotless fighter jets as the future. Ilya Tarasenko said in an interview Tuesday at the Paris Air Show that "we have several options that we are preparing for the market" and...

The Latest: Blatter says Paris meeting swayed vote for Qatar

Jun. 18, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French investigation involving Michel Platini (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he insisted for years that a meeting in Paris involving then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Michel Platini and Qatar's future Emir swayed the 2022 World Cup...

France plans to change jobless benefits, unions to protest

Jun. 18, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government has unveiled plans to make it more difficult for the unemployed to claim benefits, as part of an overhaul of France's labor market that aims to boost the nation's economy. Labor Minister Muriel Penicaud said Tuesday that the changes were "tough,...

Boeing signs first deal for 737 Max jet since deadly crashes

Jun. 18, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday that International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and other carriers, signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft. Boeing said it's the first sale of the jet...

Boeing announces preliminary deal to sell 737 Max planes for first time since Ethiopian Airlines crash

Jun. 18, 2019 11:25 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Boeing announces preliminary deal to sell 737 Max planes for first time since Ethiopian Airlines crash.

Former France soccer great arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

Jun. 18, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former UEFA president Michel Platini denied wrongdoing during police questioning Tuesday following his arrest as part of a corruption probe into the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Platini, a former France national team great who became one of soccer's most powerful administrators...

Justice official with knowledge of case tells AP former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested

Jun. 18, 2019 4:54 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Justice official with knowledge of case tells AP former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested.

The Latest: Saudi Arabia say it intercepted 2 Houthi drones

Jun. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 7 a.m. A Saudi military spokesman says the kingdom has intercepted two bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Col. Turki al-Maliki made...

Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops

Jun. 17, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a year after the U.S. withdrawal lit the fuse for the heightened tensions now between Tehran and Washington. Hours...

Corden's 'Late Late Show' visits London, gets silly in Paris

Jun. 17, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When James Corden takes his "The Late Late Show" to England, he does it up royally. He's yet to ask Queen Elizabeth to join him, but this week's London-based shows include British and U.S. stars including Tom Hanks and Lily James and a pre-taped segment with former first lady Michelle...