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France's Macron vows to help restart Serbia-Kosovo talks

Jul. 15, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Monday to help jumpstart stalled negotiations to resolve Serbia's independence dispute with former province Kosovo so a lasting solution can be found for the decades-long Balkan crisis. Macron, making the first visit to Serbia by a French...

After a Tour on TV, Pinot now looms large in the picture

Jul. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

BRIOUDE, France (AP) — Like a lost love, the Tour de France gains in value for riders who can't race in it. That was the lesson Thibaut Pinot learned last year when the French rider, who'd fallen sick at the Giro d'Italia in May, then missed the Tour and watched on TV as others wrote history at cycling's...

France trumpets shared European defense on Bastille Day

Jul. 14, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's annual Bastille Day celebration became a showcase for European defense cooperation Sunday as other national leaders joined President Emmanuel Macron in Paris to inspect the troops marching in the country's annual military parade. Flags of the 10 European countries that are in a joint...

Police clear out dozens occupying Pantheon to demand papers

Jul. 12, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Police in Paris have removed scores of people who invaded the famed Pantheon where illustrious French figures are buried, in order to press their demands for residence papers. Police moved into the monument hours after Friday's occupation began and evacuated the occupiers who are illegally...

Teuns wins Tour de France Stage 6, Ciccone takes race lead

Jul. 11, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

CHAMPAGNEY, France (AP) — Two Tour de France rookies stole the show on the first mountain stage, with Dylan Teuns of Belgium winning Stage 6 and Giulio Ciccone of Italy taking the overall race lead on Thursday. Geraint Thomas, the defending champion, also rode strongly, going some way to answer questions...

French trial accusing Orange of moral harassment wraps

Jul. 11, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A trial in which French mobile phone company Orange, its former CEO Didier Lombard and others have been accused of moral harassment linked to a spate of suicides between 2006 and 2009, ended Thursday. The company, formerly France Telecom, is accused of using methods to "destabilize" workers to...

Man at center of French soul-searching on life support dies

Jul. 11, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French man who was in a vegetative state for 11 years while his wife and parents disagreed over his continued medical care died Thursday, and a prosecutor quickly ordered an autopsy and an investigation. Vincent Lambert, 42, died in a hospital east of Paris nine days after doctors stopped...

Saudi princess tried in absentia for alleged Paris beating

Jul. 9, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The only daughter of Saudi Arabia's King Salman was put on trial in absentia Tuesday in Paris for allegedly ordering her bodyguard to strike a plumber she suspected of taking photos and video at the Saudi royal family's apartment in the French capital. Prosecutors allege Princess Hessa bint...

At Tour de France, a beacon for fire-damaged Notre Dame

Jul. 9, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — On quiet days at the Tour de France, when even the commentators on French TV talk about the boredom of flat, long, meandering stages where not much happens until the sprint finish, there's always another star that comes to the fore: France and its magnificent monuments. The Gothic...

French tycoon acquitted of fraud in huge arbitration case

Jul. 9, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court has acquitted the flamboyant French tycoon Bernard Tapie of fraud over a 404 million-euro ($452.5 million at the current exchange rate) payment linked to the sale of German sportswear company Adidas in the 1990s. Tapie, who has been battling cancer for years, was not present for...