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Nadal leads Spain to win over Russia in Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 19, 2019 8:22 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s hopes alive, then Marcel Granollers and Feliciano López completed the comeback in the decisive doubles match to give the hosts a 2-1 win over Russia in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals. Granollers and López defeated Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev...

Police conduct internal inquiry after protester is wounded

Nov. 19, 2019 11:33 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris police are conducting an internal investigation after a video clip emerged of an apparent police projectile hitting an anti-government protester in the eye. The explicit video shows what appears to be a tear gas grenade hitting the head of a protester and wounding him. Paris police said...

Google’s do-good arm tries to make up for everything else

Nov. 19, 2019 10:48 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Google’s head of philanthropy says the company is having “a lot of conversations” internally amid worries about the tech giant’s bottomless appetite for consumer data and how it uses its algorithms. Vice President Jacqueline Fuller wouldn’t comment on...

NATO chief heads to Paris as France comes under fire

Nov. 19, 2019 9:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that he will travel to Paris next week for talks with President Emmanuel Macron after the French leader lamented the “brain death” of the world’s biggest military alliance. Macron's very public criticism of NATO...

Native American shield returned to New Mexico from France

Nov. 18, 2019 8:03 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A ceremonial Native American shield has been welcomed back to New Mexico by tribal leaders, in the culmination of a yearslong international campaign to reclaim the sacred object that held a place in a cycle of ceremonies until it vanished from a mesa-top indigenous village in the...

Paris mayor troubled by new Olympic sponsor Airbnb

Nov. 18, 2019 6:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The IOC signed up Airbnb as an Olympic sponsor sparking concerns from 2024 host city Paris that the home-sharing company is contributing to the rising cost of rents in the French capital. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has been at odds with Airbnb in recent years, set out her issues with the...

2 dead as French bridge collapse sends vehicles into river

Nov. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A 15-year-old girl and a truck driver died Monday when a road bridge collapsed in rural southwest France, dumping several vehicles into a river and prompting nationwide questions about bridge safety. Bystanders were able to rescue the girl’s mother after her car fell into the Tarn River...

Russia returns 3 seized ships to Ukraine, talks about summit

Nov. 18, 2019 10:56 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Three Ukrainian naval ships that were seized by Russia nearly a year ago have been returned, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Monday. The two gunboats and a tug were taken by the Russian coast guard on Nov. 25, 2018, as they maneuvered near the Kerch Strait that connects the Black Sea...

Czechs to impose 7% tax on global internet giants

Nov. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government has approved a plan to adopt a tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple. Joining France and some other countries, the measure would impose a 7% annual tax on companies’ digital business revenues in the Czech Republic. It would apply to...

France, Denmark call for more unified asylum rules in Europe

Nov. 18, 2019 9:19 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen have called for more unified European Union rules on granting asylum to better handle uncontrolled immigration. In a joint statement in Paris Monday, the two pushed for a “reinforced...