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Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear

Jun. 23, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In a week marked by big debuts, it was designer Kim Jones' turn at Dior Men on Saturday. The British designer drew stars from the worlds of film, music and fashion to Paris for his first collection at the storied powerhouse. Stars such as Bella Hadid, Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Robert...

Macron proposes migrant centers in Europe to assess cases

Jun. 23, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announced a proposal Saturday that would create closed migrant centers on European soil so authorities can quickly decide whether arriving migrants are eligible to apply for asylum and send back those who don't qualify. European countries would take in migrants...

Abloh's historic debut at Vuitton is a big draw in Paris

Jun. 21, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The debut Louis Vuitton collection by Virgil Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, drew stars of all stripes to Paris for his rainbow-themed menswear show. Kanye West was there with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who had returned to Paris for the first time...

No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe

Jun. 20, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lined up before dawn, dozens of migrants outside a government office in Italy jostled to be one of the handful allowed inside to request asylum Wednesday. The journeys that brought them to Rome and the sleepless nights wondering if they would be allowed to stay was being repeated in cities and...

Paris Fashion Week menswear kicks off with Milan's Off-White

Jun. 20, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The fashion circus of magazine editors, bloggers, photographers and buyers cried "Bonjour Paris" Wednesday as the first full day of menswear fashion shows kicked off in the French capital. Edgy brand Off-White drew renewed attention at its show, thanks to the meteoric rise of its...

Pope backs US bishops who called border separations immoral

Jun. 20, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis backed the Catholic bishops in the United States who condemned the practice of separating children from parents after families are caught crossing the U.S-Mexico border illegally, according to an interview published Wednesday. Francis was asked about the family-separation...

Halep withdraws from Eastbourne due to Achilles pain

Jun. 20, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Recently crowned French Open champion Simona Halep has withdrawn from next week's Nature Valley International grass-court tournament in Eastbourne. The top-ranked Halep says in a statement that she felt Achilles tendon pain and inflammation during her title run in Paris "and it has yet to...

Versailles Palace and Orsay museum closed due to a strike

Jun. 19, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Palace of Versailles, one of France's top tourist attractions, and the Orsay museum in Paris were closed to visitors on Tuesday due to a strike of employees. The gardens of the Palace, in the western suburbs of the French capital, remained open. The Orsay museum, home to a large collection...

Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments US stance

Jun. 19, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move "very regrettable" at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming. "We know climate change isn't a...

Dutch detain 3 men suspected of Islamic State group links

Jun. 19, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch authorities have detained three men with suspected links to the Islamic State extremist group based on DNA evidence found on arms found at a French hideout. A fourth suspect linked to the case was already in a Dutch jail because of an unrelated incident. The Dutch prosecution office...