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This aerial view provided Sunday Oct.4, 2020 by the Alpes Maritimes region fire brigade show a house keeping a fragile balance on a hill while a rive floods Saturday Oct.3. 2020 near La Vesubie, southern France. French authorities deployed about 1,000 firefighters, four military helicopters and troops to search for at least eight people who were missing after devastating floods hit a mountainous border region with Italy, where at least four people were killed. (SDIS 06 via AP)

Deadly floods hit France, Italy; sweep coffins over border

Oct. 5, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Three more bodies were discovered Monday on the French side of the border with Italy after severe mountain flooding ravaged parts of both countries, leaving at least 12 dead. Hundreds of rescue workers were searching for up to 20 other people still missing. Flooding devastated mountainous...

In this image made available Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, firefighters evacuate people from a house amidst flooding in the town of Ornavasso, in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. (Firefighter Vigili del Fuoco via AP)

France, Italy search for missing victims after deadly floods

Oct. 4, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities deployed about 1,000 firefighters, four military helicopters and troops to search for at least eight people who were missing after devastating floods hit a mountainous border region with Italy, where at least four people were killed. Emergency workers in Italy recovered two...

A building is toppled over by the Cervo river in spate due to heavy rains in Biella, northern Italy, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020.     (Firefighter Vigili del Fuoco via AP)

Mountain flooding kills 2 in Italy, traps dozens in France

Oct. 3, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Italian firefighters rescued 25 people trapped on the French side of a high mountain pass by severe flooding that killed two people in Italy, while 15 were stuck in a train station for the night and eight more remained missing Saturday in France. A storm that moved overnight across...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 1970 file photo, French actress and singer Juliette Greco present a clothes in Paris, France. French media say Juliette Greco, singer, actress, cultural icon and muse to Existentialist philosophers of France’s post-War period, has died aged 93. They said Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 Greco died in her Ramatouelle house in the south of France, near Saint Tropez. (AP Photo/Cardenas, file)

French media: Raspy-voiced singer Juliette Greco dead at 93

Sep. 23, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Juliette Greco, a French singer, actress, cultural icon and muse to existentialist philosophers of the country’s post-War period, has died, French media said Wednesday. She was 93. They said Greco died in her Ramatuelle house in the south of France, near Saint Tropez. The mayor of...

Tour de France winner Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium with the Slovenian flag after the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 122 kilometers (75.8 miles), from Mantes-la-Jolie to Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Vive le Tour! With young winner, thrilling race defies virus

Sep. 20, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In a first, the Tour de France winner wore a face mask on the podium Sunday, bright yellow to match the color of the iconic jersey so snug on his young shoulders. But at least there was a winner. Three weeks ago, when 21-year-old Tadej Pogacar set off with 175 other competitors that he ended...

People disinfect as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Health officials prepare to tighten distancing restrictions in the greater capital area. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Nearly 500K register for free tests in Hong Kong

Aug. 30, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

HONG KONG — Hong Kong authorities say nearly half a million people have registered for a free universal coronavirus testing program that is due to begin Tuesday. Residents registering online have already booked out 80 testing sites located in gymnasiums and community centers for the initial day of the...

France's Julian Alaphilippe, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey arrives on podium after winning the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 186 kilometers (115,6 miles) with start and finish in Nice, southern France, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020.(Sebastien Nogier/Pool photo via AP)

For his father: A poignant Alaphilippe win at Tour de France

Aug. 30, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Racing across the finish line at the Tour de France, Julian Alaphilippe kissed his finger and raised it to the sky, dedicating his win Sunday on Stage 2 to his father who died in June. “I promised myself that I’d win for him,” the French rider said. The tribute and...

People disinfect as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Health officials prepare to tighten distancing restrictions in the greater capital area. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S. Korea sees 299 new cases as virus spikes

Aug. 29, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 299 new cases of the coronavirus as officials placed limits on dining at restaurants and closed fitness centers and after-school academies in the greater capital area to slow the spread of the virus. The 17th consecutive day of triple-digit daily increases brought...

Alexander Kristoff of Norway celebrates on the podium after winning the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 156 kilometers (97 miles) with start and finish in Nice, southern France, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Christophe Petit-Tesson/Pool via AP)

Late but still going: The strangest Tour de France sets off

Aug. 29, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Delayed but alive again and out on French roads, the strangest Tour de France ever set off Saturday in a bubble of anti-COVID protocols to try to keep the 176 riders virus-free for three weeks of racing through the country's worsening epidemic. Only after riders peeled off their face...

Alexander Kristoff of Norway celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 156 kilometers (97 miles) with start and finish in Nice, southern France, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Stuart Franklin/Pool via AP)

Crashes mar Tour de France opener in stormy Nice

Aug. 29, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Known for its sunny weather, the seaside city of Nice looked more like a treacherous ice rink on Saturday as heavy rain and storms played havoc with Tour de France riders on the opening day of cycling's marquee race, causing inevitable crashes. The pouring rain in the Riviera resort...