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Groenewegen pips Van Aert to win TDF stage 3 in photo finish

Jul. 03, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

SONDERBORG, Denmark (AP) — Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen overtook Wout van Aert and Peter Sagan at the line to win the third stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish while Van Aert extended his overall lead on Sunday. Groenewegen got behind record seven-time Tour sprint champion...

French soccer tournament celebrates diversity, fights racism

Jul. 03, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

CRETEIL, France (AP) — An amateur soccer tournament in France aimed at celebrating ethnic diversity is attracting talent scouts, sponsors and increasing public attention, by uniting young players from low-income neighborhoods with high-profile names in the sport. The National...

British theater, film director Peter Brook dies at age 97

Jul. 03, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97. The two-time Tony Award winner, who had settled in France decades ago, directed the film adaptations of his...

Stuck bags add to tangles at Paris airports amid travel boom

Jul. 02, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

Airlines worked Saturday to deliver luggage to passengers around the world after a technical breakdown left at least 1,500 bags stuck at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, the latest of several tangles hitting travelers this summer. The airport’s baggage sorting system had a...

India stops Kashmiri photojournalist from flying to Paris

Jul. 02, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning Kashmiri photojournalist said on Saturday that she was stopped by Indian immigration authorities from flying to Paris without giving any reason. In a tweet, Sanna Irshad Mattoo said she was scheduled to travel from New Delhi to Paris for a...

With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

Jul. 02, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Tourism is booming again in France — and so is COVID-19. French officials have “invited" or “recommended” people to go back to using face masks but stopped short of renewing restrictions that would scare visitors away or revive antigovernment protests. ...

After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce — and chaos

Jul. 01, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer. “Are you ready?” Prayuth Chan-ocha asked, dramatically removing his mask and launching what's hoped to be the...

European police raid Bahrain cycling team, seize evidence

Jul. 01, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police investigating suspected doping by the Tour de France team Bahrain Victorious seized more than 450 capsules of unidentified substances at a house in Slovenia during raids across Europe, the European agency Eurojust said Friday. Riders and staff...

Australia and France make 'new start' after submarine row

Jul. 01, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Australia and France opened a “new chapter” in their relations Friday as the new Australian prime minister seeks to heal wounds from a secret submarine contract that infuriated France. President Emmanuel Macron warmly shook hands with Australian Prime Minister...

European force battling extremists withdraws from Mali

Jul. 01, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A European military task force that helped Mali's government fight Islamic extremists has formally withdrawn from the West African country amid tensions with its ruling military junta. The French military, which spearheaded the Takuba task force, announced Friday that...