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Oil giant Total withdraws from US energy lobbying group

Jan. 15, 2021 1:57 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French oil and gas company Total said it has decided to withdraw from energy association American Petroleum Institute because it disagrees on climate-related policies. Total said in a statement Friday it would not renew its membership for 2021 following an analysis of API's position on climate...

A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), right, and the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Asian shares were mixed on Friday after a late slide in several Big Tech stocks left major indexes lower on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian shares mixed following Biden speech, Wall St retreat

Jan. 14, 2021 11:08 PM EST

Asian shares were mixed on Friday after a late slide in several Big Tech stocks left major indexes lower on Wall Street. U.S. futures were trading slightly lower after President-elect Joe Biden announced his plans to propose a $1.9 billion package to help along a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Biden...

A man and woman wearing masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus share a smartphone on the street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. A global team of researchers for the World Health Organization arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: China says COVID-19 hospitalizations above 1,000

Jan. 14, 2021 9:40 PM EST

BEIJING — China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to surge in the country’s north. The National Health Commission said Friday that 1,001 patients are under care for the disease, 26 of them in serious condition. It says 144 total new cases were...

The inked and water-painted original panel of the comic character Tintin from the 1936

Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

Jan. 14, 2021 10:27 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A Tintin drawing by the Belgian artist Herge sold Thursday in Paris for 2.6 million euros ($3.1 million), breaking the record for the most expensive comic book art in history. The 1936 work in Chinese ink, gouache and watercolor was destined as a cover for “The Blue Lotus,” the...

Groups accuse France of climate inaction, take case to court

Jan. 14, 2021 9:57 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French court started examining on Thursday what environmental and other organizations are billing as “the case of the century,” accusing the country's authorities of failing to act against climate change. It stems from a legal complaint filed by Greenpeace France, Oxfam France,...

The Chinese inked on paper original of the comic character Tintin and his dog snowy as a pirate made for an advertising and drawn by Belgian creator Herge, is displayed at the Artcurial auction house in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. The art work with an estimates value of 3000 to 5000 euros (US $ 3650 to 6080), is going on sale Thursday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Rare Tintin comic book art set to sell for millions in Paris

Jan. 13, 2021 12:13 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Not even the coronavirus can get in the way of intrepid Belgian reporter and comic book legend Tintin. Comic book lovers and tourists alike can catch a socially distanced glimpse of a Tintin drawing by Herge in Paris before it goes under the hammer Thursday, estimated to sell between 2 and 3...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, center front left, speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump, center front right, after a group photo at a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. For America’s allies and rivals alike, the chaos unfolding during Donald Trump’s final days as president is the logical result of four years of global instability brought on by the man who promised to change the way the world viewed the United States. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

World warily watches America's postelection aftershocks

Jan. 13, 2021 9:05 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — For America's allies and rivals alike, the chaos unfolding during Donald Trump's final days as president is the logical result of four years of global instability brought on by the man who promised to change the way the world viewed the United States. From the outside, the United States has...

People stroll on the Trocadero square to watch the Eiffel Tower lightings, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

France's hopes lift as US freezes tariffs over tech tax

Jan. 13, 2021 5:21 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s government breathed a sigh of relief Friday after the U.S. indefinitely delayed tariffs on French cosmetics and other goods designed as retaliation for a French tax on technology giants. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said in a statement Thursday that it...

French police detain 7 in probe of teacher's beheading

Jan. 12, 2021 2:12 PM EST

LE PECQ, France (AP) — French anti-terrorism police on Tuesday detained seven people suspected of having communicated via social media with the killer of a schoolteacher whose beheading last year reopened debate about France's cherished rights of expression, a judicial official said. The teacher, Samuel...

Paris opens inquiry into disappearance of Senegalese student

Jan. 12, 2021 7:49 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutor’s office said Tuesday that it had opened an “worrying disappearance” inquiry into a Senegalese student, who reportedly vanished on Jan. 4. The disappearance of Diary Sow, 20, has caused ripples in her home country. There has been a vocal social media...