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Anna Karina, the icon of French New Wave cinema, dies at 79

Dec. 15, 2019 1:38 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Anna Karina, the French New Wave actress who became an icon of the cinema in the 1960s and was the muse of Jean-Luc Godard, has died. She was 79. The French culture minister announced her death on Twitter on Sunday. French media said that the Danish-born Karina had cancer and died Saturday....

Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal

Dec. 15, 2019 1:21 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year....

AP EXPLAINS: How Madrid talks fell short on climate ambition

Dec. 15, 2019 1:12 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — This year's U.N. climate negotiations in Madrid, the longest in 25 nearly annual such gatherings, ended Sunday with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to keep global warming at bay. Faced with the tough task of reconciling the demands of scientists, protesters on the streets...

Vlhova wins World Cup parallel slalom in Shiffrin's absence

Dec. 15, 2019 12:00 PM EST

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Petra Vlhova took advantage of Mikaela Shiffrin taking the day off to win a World Cup parallel slalom event on Sunday. Vlhova rallied from a slower start in the final to edge ahead of Anna Swenn Larsson by just 0.02 seconds at the line. They had filled the podium places...

Pinturault wins WCup slalom: US prospect Winters ends 19th

Dec. 15, 2019 11:52 AM EST

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Alexis Pinturault won his first World Cup slalom in almost six years by a big margin Sunday, after American prospect Luke Winters could not sustain an unexpected challenge. Pinturault extended his first-run lead to finish 1.44 seconds ahead of Olympic champion Andre Myhrer....

Disagreement drags UN climate talks into a 2nd extra day

Dec. 14, 2019 7:08 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — U.N. climate talks in Madrid dragged into a second day of extra time Sunday, with officials from almost 200 countries unable to break the deadlock on key points of difference. The chair of the meeting, Chilean Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt, told weary delegates to examine new...

Ex-PM elected Algeria's new president, to protesters' dismay

Dec. 13, 2019 3:17 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria newly-elected president Abdelmadjid Tebboune vowed after his victory was announced Friday to reach out to pro-democracy protesters, who massively took to the streets to challenge his election at the head of the oil-rich nation crippled by rampant corruption. Tebboune, a...

Climate talks head into overtime with key issues unresolved

Dec. 13, 2019 2:29 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Officials from almost 200 countries hunkered down for another night of talks late Friday as a U.N. climate meeting in Madrid went into overtime without agreement on key issues. Chile, which is chairing the talks, said negotiators would continue working on two fronts trying to get deals on aid...

Macron pushes ahead with pension plan amid damaging strikes

Dec. 13, 2019 12:47 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron remains determined to push ahead with an overhaul of the nation's pension system despite more than a week of nationwide strikes that paralyzed public transport in Paris, where stores and restaurants have seen eroding profits. Yet, travelers from around the...

Julie Ertz named US Soccer women's player of the year

Dec. 13, 2019 12:42 PM EST

Julie Ertz was named the U.S. Soccer women's Player of the Year on Friday for the second time. Ertz, a versatile midfielder who also won the award in 2017, was on the U.S. teams that won World Cup championships in 2015 and again this summer in France. Ertz, who played a more defensive role in 2015, scored her...