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The Latest: Israeli jets stage heavy airstrikes in Gaza City

May. 16, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

GAZA CITY — Israeli warplanes have unleashed a series of heavy airstrikes at several locations of Gaza City. Explosions rocked the city from north to south for 10 minutes early Monday. The airstrikes were heavier, on a wider area and lasted longer...

Police fire tear gas on banned Palestinian march in Paris

May. 15, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons Saturday in Paris as protesters supporting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip defied a ban on marching in the French capital. Thousands of people marched peacefully in other cities in France and elsewhere...

UK backs plans for in-person COP26 climate meeting

May. 14, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain hopes to host the U.N.'s delayed COP26 climate summit in person in November despite the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.K. official leading the preparations said Friday. Alok Sharma, the U.K.’s president-designate of COP26,...

World champion cyclist Alaphilippe to skip Tokyo Olympics

May. 14, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — World champion cyclist Julian Alaphilippe has decided to skip the Tokyo Olympics, where he was expected to be a medal contender in the road race. The French rider said Friday it was a personal choice reached in agreement with the national team. ...

The Latest: US advises Americans to reconsider travel

May. 13, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the harrowing fighting between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers (all times local): WASHINGTON - The State Department is advising Americans to reconsider any travel they may have planned to Israel and the Palestinian territories...

French court orders trial in 2009 crash of Rio-Paris flight

May. 12, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French court on Wednesday ordered Air France and plane maker Airbus to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash into the Atlantic Ocean of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, which killed all 228 people aboard. The two companies said they would...

Poland wants to buy Marie Curie's vacation house in France

May. 12, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

SAINT-REMY-LES-CHEVREUSE, France (AP) — Poland’s prime minister says he’s given instructions for the government to buy a house in France where the Nobel-winning scientist couple Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie spent holidays and weekends from 1904-1906. ...

Beyond vaccines, UNESCO wants more global science shared

May. 11, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — While the U.S. president is calling for suspending patents on COVID-19 vaccines, experts at UNESCO are quietly working on a more ambitious plan: a new global system for sharing scientific knowledge that would outlast the current pandemic. At a meeting that...

France vows tougher punishment for those who attack police

May. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — “Dead or Alive.” The chilling words were scrawled on photos of three police officers in their uniforms posted last month on a wall in a Grenoble suburb, in southwest France. To French police, feeling endangered and disrespected, this is just one more...

French serial killer dies at 79 in secure hospital unit

May. 10, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French serial killer sentenced twice to life imprisonment for the murder of eight women has died Monday at 79, the Paris prosecutor said. Michel Fourniret, one of France’s most notorious serial killers, died in a secure unit of a Paris hospital,...