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John Isner advances in Delray Beach Open

Feb. 20, 2019 7:36 PM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Second-seeded John Isner advanced to the third round of the Delray Beach Open on Wednesday night, beating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-4, 6-3. The 6-foot-10 American set up a match against eighth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France, a 6-2, 7-6 (3) winner over Denis Istomin of...

France to adopt international definition of anti-Semitism

Feb. 20, 2019 6:05 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The French government will adopt an international organization's definition of anti-Semitism and propose a law to reduce hate speech from being circulated online, French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday. Macron, speaking at the annual dinner of a Jewish organization, said France and...

Book tells woman's daring rescue of children from Nazis

Feb. 20, 2019 5:31 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The letter was unsigned, impassioned and eloquent. Anne Nelson has no definitive proof, but the author believes that the message that ran in "J'accuse" in late November 1942 may have been written by Suzanne Spaak, the courageous and enigmatic subject of her new book, "Suzanne's...

French far-right EU candidate says his party equals progress

Feb. 20, 2019 3:08 PM EST

NANTERRE, France (AP) — The top far-right candidate seeking to represent France in the European Parliament said Wednesday his party's goal to extract and protect people from a globalized world epitomizes progress. Jordan Bardella, 23, hopes to become the youngest lawmaker in the EU parliament. Accompanied...

French court hits Swiss bank UBS with $5.1 billion penalty

Feb. 20, 2019 2:11 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French court ordered Switzerland's largest bank, UBS, to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in fines and damages for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities, sending a stern warning to tax dodgers and the banks that aid them. The Paris court convicted Zurich-based UBS AG on...

French senators: Macron security affected by ex-aide's acts

Feb. 20, 2019 2:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron's security has been affected by the conduct and actions of an ex-aide at the center of a political scandal, French senators said in a report released Wednesday that sharply criticized the presidency's functioning. The former security aide, Alexandre Benalla, was fired...

The Latest: French court fines Swiss bank UBS $4.2 billion

Feb. 20, 2019 8:09 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Swiss bank UBS in France (all times local): 2:10 p.m. A Paris court has ordered Swiss bank UBS to pay 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in fines for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities. The criminal court convicted UBS on Wednesday of aggravated money...

Paris court fines Swiss bank UBS 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) for helping French clients evade taxes

Feb. 20, 2019 8:02 AM EST
PARIS (AP) — Paris court fines Swiss bank UBS 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) for helping French clients evade taxes.

Worker missing after part of French rail tunnel collapses

Feb. 20, 2019 7:19 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French officials in the southeastern region of Provence say a man is missing following the partial collapse of a railway tunnel. The man was one of four construction workers who were renovating the tunnel on Wednesday morning near the Alpine town of Saint-Andre-les-Alpes when part of the...

Air France and KLM end power struggle, agree to closer ties

Feb. 20, 2019 4:23 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Air France and KLM have reached a compromise on tightening ties between the airlines, ending a power struggle that had alarmed the Dutch government, staff and shareholders. Air France also secured a salary agreement with pilots after protracted conflicts, including strikes last year that...