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Sofia Kenin of the U.S. plays a shot against Romania's Ana Bogdan in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Latest: Australian Open champion Kenin reaches 3rd round

Oct. 1, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ____ 2:30 p.m. Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin reached the third round at Roland Garros by beating Ana Bogdan 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. The fourth-seeded American failed to convert three match points with Bogdan serving at 5-1 in the final set. She...

Damage is seen inside an apartment building that was allegedly damaged by recent shelling during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Tartar region, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia brushed off the suggestion of peace talks Tuesday, accusing each other of obstructing negotiations over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, with dozens killed and injured in three days of heavy fighting. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov)

Caucasus: 4 journalists injured in Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Oct. 1, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Two French and two Armenian journalists were injured Thursday in the South Caucasus separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces this week marked the biggest escalation in years of a decades-old conflict. The two Le Monde...

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Moldova's President Igor Dodon via video conference in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

The Latest: Russia reports nearly 9,000 new virus cases

Oct. 1, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

MOSCOW -- Russian health officials reported nearly 9,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, one of the largest increases in months. The 8,945 cases are almost twice as many as health officials were registering in late August. The new cases brought the country’s total to more 1.18 million, fourth highest...

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reacts after losing a point against Egypt's Mayar Sherif in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

French Open bubble not a real bubble, but Paris off-limits

Oct. 1, 2020 1:23 AM EDT

So many in tennis love their annual French Open visit to the City of Lights for reasons that have nothing to do with tennis. This year, though, because of the coronavirus pandemic — cases have been rising in France — players, coaches and others are not getting the chance to sightsee or stroll, eat...

Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza arrives at the Palais de Justice courthouse, in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The controversial Congolese activist and four others are going on trial Wednesday on aggravated theft charges for trying to remove a 19th century African funeral pole from a Paris museum, in a protest against colonial-era plundering of African art. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

'It belongs to us!": Tense French trial over colonial art

Sep. 30, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Is dislodging African artwork from a European museum a political statement, or a criminal act? That's the question a French court weighed Wednesday in an emotionally charged trial centered around a Congolese activist campaigning to take back art he says was plundered by colonizers. “It...

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange traders gather at a post on the NYSE trading floor during the direct listing of Asana, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Wall Street is rallying Wednesday with rising hope that Washington may break through its partisanship to deliver more aid for the economy. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Wall Street rallies to close out strong, but wild quarter

Sep. 30, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday, but only after zooming up, down and back up again in a fitting end to what was a wild month and quarter for Wall Street. Prospects for additional support from Congress for the economy helped drive the day’s trading, as they have for weeks. The...

A model wears a creation for the Kenzo Spring-Summer 2021 fashion collection, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, during Paris fashion week. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Kenzo gets the buzz at bee-themed Paris Fashion Week show

Sep. 30, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A hybrid Paris Fashion Week continued Wednesday featuring a stand out live runway show from socially-distanced Kenzo, but no sign of any A-list celebrities. Here are some highlights: KENZO GETS ALL THE BUZZ Kenzo’s show was a fairy tale in nature. Guests smiled as they breathed in the...

Cori Gauff of the U.S. serves against Italy's Martina Trevisan in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Latest: Gauff undone by 19 double-faults in French loss

Sep. 30, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 9:35 p.m. American teenager Coco Gauff’s French Open debut has ended in the second round after she double-faulted 19 times in a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 loss to 159th-ranked qualifier Martina Trevisan. Gauff double-faulted twice in the last...

Serena Williams of the U.S., right, leaves after a video link press conference in which she announced her withdrawal from the tournament because of an Achilles injury prior to her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

'Bad timing and bad luck': Injured Serena out of French Open

Sep. 30, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams laughed at her own jokes and sounded an upbeat tone — or one as positive, at least, as could be expected from a player whose latest bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title ended because of injury, as did her season, probably. Williams tried to warm up for her...

FILE - In this Friday, April 4, 2014 file photo, the skulls and bones of some of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge inside the church are laid out as a memorial to the thousands who were killed in and around the Catholic church during the 1994 genocide in Ntarama, Rwanda. France's highest court on Wednesday Sept.30, 2020 rejected Rwandan genocide suspect FĂ©licien Kabuga's appeal of a decision to extradite him to an international court in The Hague. Kabuga, one of the most-wanted fugitives in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, was arrested outside Paris in May after 25 years on the run. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

French high court OKs extradition of Rwanda genocide suspect

Sep. 30, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s highest court on Wednesday gave the green light for Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga to be extradited to a special international court in Tanzania, rejecting his appeal. Kabuga, one of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, was arrested outside...