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French cardinal’s career at stake in sex abuse case

Nov. 28, 2019 5:22 PM EST

LYON, France (AP) — A French cardinal said Thursday he did not understand why he was found guilty of covering up sexual abuse of children, speaking at an appeals court hearing that will help determine his future within the Catholic Church. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin tried to resign after his original...

French students denounce precarious living conditions

Nov. 26, 2019 5:52 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French university students are denouncing the often precarious conditions of student life, following the self-immolation of a student in Lyon earlier this month. Students are taking to the streets in Paris, Lyon, and other French cities Tuesday to demand greater financial support from the...

NWSL’s Reign to be sold to Olympique Lyonnais owners

Nov. 25, 2019 5:22 PM EST

The parent company of French soccer club Olympique Lyonnais is in exclusive talks to purchase Reign FC of the National Women’s Soccer League. The OL Groupe and the Reign announced the deal Monday and the transaction is expected to be completed on Jan. 31. Olympique Lyonnais, more commonly known as Lyon,...

French bishops approve payments for church sex abuse victims

Nov. 9, 2019 7:55 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French bishops on Saturday approved plans to financially compensate people abused sexually within the Roman Catholic Church. Any person recognized by their bishop as a victim will be eligible to receive money, they said, and the church will appeal for donations to foot the bill. Bishops also...

Climate activists nab Macron portraits, divide French judges

Nov. 3, 2019 3:41 AM EST

LYON, France (AP) — Is stealing a presidential portrait a prison-worthy crime? Or a laudable act of civil disobedience? Courts around France are grappling with this question in response to an unusual new environmental movement that's aiming to push French President Emmanuel Macron to do more to fight...

French rail routes disrupted by strike over train security

Oct. 18, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A wildcat strike has severely disrupted train travel around France, as railway workers demand better security after a recent accident. Traffic was particularly tangled Friday in southern France and western France, around Lyon and in the Paris region, according to the SNCF national rail...

Queuing for eternity: Fossils show lining up is primal urge

Oct. 17, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ever felt like you've been queuing forever? Scientists say fossils found in Morocco suggest the practice of forming orderly lines may date back 480 million years and could have had evolutionary advantages. Their study, published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports, describes groups of...

The Latest: Trump doubts public wants US involved in Syria

Oct. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments on the Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria (all times local): 12:05 a.m. As Turkey's military incursion into Syria continues, President Donald Trump is telling reporters the U.S. has only two choices: Hit Ankara hard with financial...