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The Latest: Bonucci indicates Italy won't take a knee

Jun. 15, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci has indicated that his team is not planning on taking a knee to protest racism before its European Championship match against Switzerland on Wednesday. ...

Hong Kong watching Chinese nuclear plant after leak reported

Jun. 15, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China's government said Tuesday no abnormal radiation was detected outside a nuclear power plant near Hong Kong following a news report of a leak, while Hong Kong's leader said her administration was closely watching the facility. The operators released...

Airbus-Boeing deal still leaves other US-EU rifts unresolved

Jun. 15, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The deal the United States and the European Union reached Tuesday to end their long-running dispute over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus will mean the phase-out of billions in punitive tariffs. It will ease trans-Atlantic tensions. And it will allow the two sides to focus on...

Ikea fined $1.3 million over spying campaign in France

Jun. 15, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — A French court ordered home furnishings giant Ikea to pay some 1.1 million euros ($1.3 million) in fines and damages Tuesday over a campaign to spy on union representatives, employees and some unhappy customers in France. Two former Ikea France...

France: Sarkozy denies wrongdoing in campaign funding trial

Jun. 15, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared in court Tuesday, angrily denying wrongdoing during a trial over the allegedly illegal financing of his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid. Sarkozy, 66, is facing allegations that he spent almost twice the...

Costly frost in France attributed to climate change

Jun. 15, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say damaging frost that caused significant economic loss to France's central winegrowing region this year was made more likely by climate change. A report released Tuesday by researchers who study the link between global warming and weather...

Operator says China nuclear plant facing 'performance issue'

Jun. 14, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The French joint operator of a Chinese nuclear plant near Hong Kong said Monday that the plant is dealing with a “performance issue” but is currently operating within safety limits, following a report of a potential radioactive leak. The Taishan...

UN envoy: More insecurity in Mali will have `drastic' impact

Jun. 14, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. special envoy for crisis-wracked Mali warned Monday that further insecurity, especially in the country’s center and north, will have “drastic consequences” for the immediate region and beyond, and urged the military-led transitional government to...

Tsitsipas says his grandmother died just before French final

Jun. 14, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas said Monday his grandmother died just before he played the final at Roland Garros against Novak Djokovic. Tsitsipas posted on social media that his “very beloved grandmother lost her battle with life” five...

France drops emblematic probe into incestuous sexual abuse

Jun. 14, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors have dropped an investigation into incestuous sexual abuse of a 14-year-old by a prominent French political commentator, a case that unleashed an online movement against similar abuse. The Paris prosecutor's office had been investigating...