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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019 file photo, Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky arrives at the Paris courthouse, as he goes on trial after he set fire to the facade of France's central bank in Paris. Pyotr Pavlensky, noted for macabre, politically charged actions reportedly claimed responsibility for the online video posts that apparently prompted Benjamin Griveaux's resignation to become mayor of Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

French officials probe man who toppled Paris mayor hopeful

Feb. 18, 2020 7:49 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday it has opened investigations into a controversial Russian performance artist who claimed responsibility for releasing sex videos that brought down a high-profile candidate for Paris mayor. Pyotr Pavlensky, a refugee, is also being investigated over a...

The Paris subway is pictured during a minimal strike, in Paris, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Emmanuel Macron's divisive reform on pensions is making its way to be debated by lawmakers at the lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, on Monday in a process that could take months. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

French pension reform embarks on heated debate in parliament

Feb. 17, 2020 12:47 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers on Monday started debating President Emmanuel Macron's divisive plan to overhaul the pensions system, expected to be a several-month-long, fierce parliamentary debate. The final vote, after the legislative process through the National Assembly and the Senate, is not expected...

Exterior view of the Peace Palace housing the World Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Lawyers for Equatorial Guinea told United Nations judges Monday that French authorities illegally seized a mansion in Paris which they insist operated as the African nation's embassy. The building was seized as part of a money laundering investigation into the son of the central African nation's president. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

Equatorial Guinea: France illegally seized 'embassy'

Feb. 17, 2020 7:26 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers for Equatorial Guinea told United Nations judges Monday that French authorities illegally seized a mansion in Paris that the African nation insists operated as its embassy. The building was seized as part of a money laundering investigation into the son of the central...

New French health minister takes up post with raised profile

Feb. 17, 2020 5:22 AM EST

Incoming French health minister, Olivier Veran, a lawmaker and doctor, was handed the keys to his new ministry on Monday while it is in middle of dealing with the threat of coronavirus. His predecessor Agnes Buzyn, was named a Paris mayoral candidate Sunday, a late entry by the country's governing party after the...

French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn, center, with deputy of the parliament Stanislas Guerini after she announces her resignation as she leaves the Health Ministry, in Paris, France, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. She had been chosen by the French centre-right ruling party La Republique en Marche to run for mayor of Paris next month, replacing Benjamin Griveaux. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)

French health minister to run for Paris mayor to end scandal

Feb. 16, 2020 3:48 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's Health Minister Agnes Buzyn was named on Sunday as a new candidate for mayor of Paris, a late entry by the country's governing party after a scramble to replace the original contender who abruptly withdrew after a leak of sex videos on social media. The choice of Buzyn, whose profile...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019 file photo, Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky arrives at the Paris courthouse, as he goes on trial after he set fire to the facade of France's central bank in Paris. Pyotr Pavlensky, noted for macabre, politically charged actions reportedly claimed responsibility for the online video posts that apparently prompted Benjamin Griveaux's resignation to become mayor of Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Man behind videos that felled Paris mayor contender arrested

Feb. 15, 2020 4:30 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A controversial Russian performance artist who claimed responsibility for releasing sex videos that brought down a high-profile candidate for Paris mayor was detained by police Saturday, the prosecutor’s office said. Pyotr Pavlensky, a refugee, was questioned at a police station on...

Travelers wear face masks as they walk outside the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. People returning to Beijing will now have to isolate themselves either at home or in a concentrated area for medical observation, said a notice from the Chinese capital's prevention and control work group published by state media late Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

France announces 1st death of virus patient outside Asia

Feb. 15, 2020 4:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France on Saturday reported the first death outside Asia of a person infected with the new virus from China, an 80-year-old Chinese tourist who two French hospitals initially turned away, and also reported a new confirmed case that brought the country's total to 12. Health Minister Agnes...

Paris mayoral candidate Benjamin Griveaux gives a press conference as part of the campaign for the upcoming mayoral elections to be held on March, 15, 2020, in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Sex tapes sink Macron's candidate, spark outrage in France

Feb. 14, 2020 10:39 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Rivals from across France's political spectrum joined in a chorus of alarm and dismay Friday and warned that French democracy is in danger after an online leak of graphic sexual images led an associate of President Emmanuel Macron to pull out of the race for mayor of Paris. Rapid expressions...

A traveler stands on a bridge near a display showing government propaganda in the fight against the COVID-19 viral illness in Beijing, China Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. China is struggling to restart its economy after the annual Lunar New Year holiday was extended to try to keep people home and contain novel coronavirus. Traffic remained light in Beijing, and many people were still working at home. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Virus outbreak blamed for forecast fall in oil demand

Feb. 13, 2020 10:50 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The International Energy Agency expects demand for oil to fall in the first quarter as a result of the virus outbreak that emanated in China. Any fall would represent the first quarterly decline in a decade. The Paris-based agency said Thursday in its oil market report for...

Mehana Mouhou lawyer representing the victims representing the victims of French writer Gabriel Matzneff, left, and child rights activist Latifa Bennari arrives at Paris' court house, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. The legal woes of 83-year-old once celebrated writer, Gabriel Matzneff, are mounting, with a police investigation opened for rape of minors and a new case brought by an NGO for actively promoting pedophilia in recent articles in which he defended an affair decades ago with an underaged girl. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Raid, court case against writer mark France's #MeToo moment

Feb. 12, 2020 2:52 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Police raided a noted French publishing house Wednesday in their investigation of an 83-year-old writer who celebrated pedophilia in his work as court proceedings opened in another case against him. Investigators searched the offices of French publishing house Gallimard in connection with a...