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Da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" drawing can go on loan to Louvre

Oct. 16, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic "Vitruvian Man" drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre Museum, solving an ongoing cultural dispute between Italy and France. The Venice court last week had suspended the loan of the world-famous drawing, which is part of a batch of...

Paris says Iran has detained 2nd French researcher

Oct. 16, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Iran has been holding a second French researcher in custody for months, France's foreign ministry said Wednesday, denouncing the detention as "unacceptable" and demanding his release. The confirmation that Roland Marchal is being held in Iran — as well as his fellow-academic Fariba...

French firefighters protest working conditions, low pay

Oct. 15, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French firefighters marched through Paris on Tuesday against low pay for a risky job in a protest that ended in an unusual face-off with police — who held their own protest two weeks ago. Police used tear gas and water cannon when the march diverged from the official route...

France OKs bill legalizing IVF for lesbians, single women

Oct. 15, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that aims to give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and fertility medication. The assisted reproduction measures are part of a broader bioethics bill voted by the...

Removal of Notre Dame's melted scaffold to begin 'in weeks'

Oct. 15, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Melted scaffolding atop fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral will be removed "in the coming weeks" to allow restoration work to begin next year, France's culture minister said Tuesday. It's been six months since an April 15 fire gutted the medieval Paris structure, which was under renovation at...

2020 Tour de France: Mountains galore for pure climbers

Oct. 15, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Like a giant roller-coaster from start to finish over five mountain ranges, next year's Tour de France will feature new summits and only a few time-trial kilometers. That should delight pure climbers like defending champion Egan Bernal. "With just one time trial, and moreover one with a very...

Today in History

Oct. 15, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2019. There are 77 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 15, 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, 52-48. On this...

French court refuses to surrender US art dealer to Poland

Oct. 14, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A lawyer for a New York art dealer said Monday his client is back in the United States after a French court ruled against surrendering him to Poland. Jean-Jacques Neuer said the Court of Appeals in Paris turned down Poland's request for the return of Alexander Khochinskiy. Khochinskiy was...

2 women convicted in failed 2016 Notre Dame car bomb plot

Oct. 14, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two women who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and tried to blow up a car near Notre Dame cathedral in 2016 were convicted Monday of terrorism charges and sentenced to 30 and 25 years in prison after apologizing for their actions. The two, and two other women who also received...

Iran's Guard says it detains Paris-based exiled journalist

Oct. 14, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday it arrested an exiled journalist who helped fan the flames of nationwide economic protests that struck the country at the end of 2017. Meanwhile, Iran's president said his country was prepared to begin using even more-advanced...