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The Latest: Israeli PM: EU-Iran deal same as bowing to Nazis

Jul. 15, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Israel's prime minister has responded to the European Union's efforts to salvage the Iran nuclear deal by comparing it to "European appeasement in the 1930s" of Nazi...

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

Jul. 15, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to help get stalled negotiations in a dispute between Serbia and Kosovo going again, describing the issue as a test for Europe. During a visit to Serbia on Monday, Macron also expressed support for Serbia's application to join the...

Taste of the Tour: Garlic soup in Toulouse-Lautrec country

Jul. 15, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

ALBI, France (AP) — Terrible timing: Wout van Aert, the Belgian winner of Monday's stage at the Tour de France, just missed the garlic harvest in Lautrec, and he was a few weeks too early for next month's garlic festival. Stage 10 through the golden corn fields of south-central France to Albi brought the...

EU works to save unraveling nuclear agreement with Iran

Jul. 15, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations threw their diplomatic weight behind the unraveling Iran nuclear deal on Monday, trying to rescue the pact from collapsing under U.S. pressure. The 28 EU foreign ministers insisted that recent Iranian actions surpassing uranium enrichment thresholds set by the 2015...

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...

Taste of the Tour: Stunning prizes, tasty steaks in Auvergne

Jul. 14, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

BRIOUDE, France (AP) — After thrusting their arms in victory at the finish line, Tour de France stage winners are greeted by hostesses on the podium. As well as the yellow jersey, the Tour de France race leader is usually handed flowers and a fluffy lion, the mascot of a long-time sponsor of the race. In...

The Latest: Halep says Slam losses helped her beat Williams

Jul. 13, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Simona Halep figures her past problems in Grand Slam finals allowed her to come through against Serena Williams at Wimbledon. Halep lost the first three times she appeared in a major final, twice at the French Open and once at...

Pinot, Alaphilippe boost French hopes at Tour de France

Jul. 13, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) — As their country prepares to celebrate Bastille Day, Julian Alaphilippe and Thibaut Pinot were in the mood for fireworks a day in advance at the Tour de France. Carrying the hopes of a country that has not seen a homegrown Tour winner in 34 years, the French pair emerged as the...

Taste of the Tour: The pitfalls of owning a French chateau

Jul. 13, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

VILLERSEXEL, France (AP) — The Tour de France loves castles. Not a day passes without the TV cameras zooming in on one of the country's magnificent châteaux along the race route, conjuring up dreams of living the high life, perhaps with a glass of Champagne in hand. But the reality isn't always what...