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Noted thinkers, writers and filmmakers call on Algeria to free jailed journalist seen as independent

May. 30, 2023 15:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ten noted thinkers, writers and filmmakers, including director Ken Loach and Nobel literature laureate Annie Ernaux, signed an open letter published Tuesday, calling on the president of Algeria to free a jailed journalist they said was punished for refusing to bow to the government...

Notre Dame's fire-ravaged roof rebuilt using medieval techniques

May. 30, 2023 11:48 AM EDT

SAINT-LAURENT-DE-LA-PLAINE, France (AP) — If time travel was possible, medieval carpenters would surely be amazed to see how woodworking techniques they pioneered in building Notre Dame Cathedral more than 800 years ago are being used again today to rebuild the world-famous monument's...

US agency identifies remains of Indiana soldier killed in France during WWII

May. 30, 2023 11:34 AM EDT

DANA, Ind. (AP) — The remains of an Indiana soldier who was killed in France during World War II have been identified by U.S. military scientists more than 75 years after his death. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Tuesday that the remains of U.S. Army Pfc. Leonard...

Army Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania killed during WWII accounted for, authorities say

May. 28, 2023 09:04 AM EDT

An Army Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania killed during World War II has been accounted for almost eight decades later, military authorities said. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said last week that 2nd Lt. James Litherland, 25, of South Williamsport was accounted for in March....

Luis Castillo strikes out 10 as Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0

May. 27, 2023 20:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Luis Castillo struck out 10 in six crisp innings, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 on Saturday. Castillo allowed one hit — Tucupita Marcano’s double on the game’s first pitch — and walked two. The right-hander earned his second...

Yannick Noah back at French Open 40 years after 1983 title with mic, not racket, in hand

May. 27, 2023 12:47 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Yannick Noah was back on the French Open stage Saturday for a celebration of his 1983 title there, once again earning roars from thousands in the stands at the tournament’s main stadium — except this time, he had a microphone in his hand instead of a racket. And Saturday’s...

France hits 2 homers, Gilbert goes 8 innings as Mariners edge reeling A's 3-2

May. 26, 2023 01:27 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ty France homered twice in his return to the lineup, Logan Gilbert pitched eight outstanding innings and the Seattle Mariners finished a four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 3-2 victory Thursday night. Eugenio Suárez drew a bases-loaded walk from reliever...

France winger Cascarino will miss Women's World Cup with ACL tear

May. 25, 2023 18:16 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — France winger Delphine Cascarino will miss the Women's World Cup this summer after tearing her right ACL playing for Lyon. Cascarino left the field in tears when she was injured in Lyon's 1-0 victory over Paris Saint Germain on Sunday to secure the French league...

FRENCH OPEN 2023: Defending champion Swiatek seeded 1st; Sabalenka 2nd; Gauff 6th

May. 25, 2023 11:06 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Here are the top women to watch at the French Open, which begins at Roland Garros on Sunday: ___ IGA SWIATEK Seeded: 1 Career-Best Ranking: 1 Country: Poland Age:...

France's first female Olympic president resigns

May. 25, 2023 10:25 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The president of France's Olympic Committee resigned unexpectedly on Thursday, the latest leadership shake up of French sports amid preparations for the Summer Olympics in Paris next year. Brigitte Henriques, a former soccer player on the French national team, was the...