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Paris hoteliers angered by IOC sponsorship deal with Airbnb

Nov. 21, 2019 7:10 AM EST

The newest Olympic sponsor has sparked the ire of French hoteliers, who have suspended their collaboration with 2024 Paris Games organizers over fears the IOC’s agreement with home-sharing company Airbnb will create unfair competition. The nine-year, five-games sponsorship deal announced this week starts...

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese, English _ but where’s the French?

Nov. 21, 2019 5:39 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The French language has been almost invisible during the drawn-out preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. News conferences in Tokyo are conducted in Japanese or in English — or with English interpretation. Signs around the organizing committee offices are in Japanese and...

French government to boost funding for public hospitals

Nov. 20, 2019 1:53 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The French government says it will boost funding for the country’s public hospitals, in an effort to end months of protests by doctors and nurses and as more demonstrations and strikes are expected next month over the planned overhaul of the pension system. The emergency plan unveiled...

French probe into pregnant women killed by dogs in a forest

Nov. 20, 2019 10:54 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French investigators are seeking to determine which dogs bit and killed a pregnant woman in a forest during a hunt with hounds last weekend. The prosecutor in charge of the case, Frederic Trinh, said the autopsy showed that the 29-year-old woman died of bleeding as a result of multiple dog...

Police conduct internal inquiry after protester is wounded

Nov. 19, 2019 11:33 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris police are conducting an internal investigation after a video clip emerged of an apparent police projectile hitting an anti-government protester in the eye. The explicit video shows what appears to be a tear gas grenade hitting the head of a protester and wounding him. Paris police said...

Google’s do-good arm tries to make up for everything else

Nov. 19, 2019 10:48 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Google’s head of philanthropy says the company is having “a lot of conversations” internally amid worries about the tech giant’s bottomless appetite for consumer data and how it uses its algorithms. Vice President Jacqueline Fuller wouldn’t comment on...

NATO chief heads to Paris as France comes under fire

Nov. 19, 2019 9:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that he will travel to Paris next week for talks with President Emmanuel Macron after the French leader lamented the “brain death” of the world’s biggest military alliance. Macron's very public criticism of NATO...

Native American shield returned to New Mexico from France

Nov. 18, 2019 8:03 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A ceremonial Native American shield has been welcomed back to New Mexico by tribal leaders, in the culmination of a yearslong international campaign to reclaim the sacred object that held a place in a cycle of ceremonies until it vanished from a mesa-top indigenous village in the...

Paris mayor troubled by new Olympic sponsor Airbnb

Nov. 18, 2019 6:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The IOC signed up Airbnb as an Olympic sponsor sparking concerns from 2024 host city Paris that the home-sharing company is contributing to the rising cost of rents in the French capital. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has been at odds with Airbnb in recent years, set out her issues with the...

France’s yellow vests stage new protests for anniversary

Nov. 17, 2019 12:04 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest activists staged peaceful demonstrations across France on Sunday, a day after scuffles between Paris police and protesters marred the anniversary of their movement for economic justice. Local yellow vest groups gathered at traffic circles across France where the movement emerged...