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Wife of jailed ex-Interpol chief says friend risks same fate

Nov. 19, 2021 15:39 PM EST

LYON, France (AP) — The wife of the former Interpol president who disappeared in Beijing in 2018 and was imprisoned says she fears that a similar fate could await China's latest candidate for a role with the international police body. China confirmed this week that it...

The AP Interview: Meng Hongwei's wife slams 'monster' China

Nov. 18, 2021 10:47 AM EST

LYON, France (AP) — In China, she enjoyed the privileges that flowed from being married to a senior member of the governing elite. Her husband was a top police official in the security apparatus that keeps the Communist Party in power, so trusted that China sent him to France to take up a...

France: Man who threw egg at Macron in psychiatric treatment

Sep. 28, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A 19-year-old student who threw an egg at French President Emmanuel Macron has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital after a medical exam, prosecutors said Tuesday. The egg hit Macron on the shoulder as he milled with a crowd at an international food fair...

Egg thrown at French President Macron during food trade fair

Sep. 27, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron was hit on the shoulder Monday by an egg thrown at him by a young man during a visit to an international food trade fair in the French city of Lyon. A video of the incident, widely shared on the social media, shows Macron...

Messi looks angry at being replaced; Icardi gets late winner

Sep. 19, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi hit the crossbar with a curling free kick and looked angry at being taken off in the 75th minute in his home debut Sunday for Paris Saint-Germain. Substitute Mauro Icardi scored deep into stoppage time as PSG scraped a 2-1 win over Lyon in the...

Former France defender Adams dies after 39 years in a coma

Sep. 06, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Jean-Pierre Adams, the former France and Paris Saint-Germain defender who spent 39 years in a coma, has died. He was 73. In a poignant tribute on Monday, PSG called him the club's “glorious elder.” “His joie de vivre, his charisma...