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1 man is on a mission to capture stories of Cajun WWII vets

Apr. 17, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Listening intently behind the camera, Jason Theriot has recorded more than 200 World War II veterans as part of a two-decade passion project to document their oral histories before they are all gone. He’s hoping to find even more. ...

France, Germany, Ukraine call for Russian troops withdrawal

Apr. 16, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The leaders of France and Germany are demanding the withdrawal of Russian troop reinforcements recently deployed at the border with Ukraine, the German chancellor's office said Friday after the two heads of state held security talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy....

China calls for closer cooperation on climate change

Apr. 16, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping called Friday for closer cooperation on combating global change as he held a video meeting with the leaders of Germany and France, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and...

The Latest: Half eligible Californians have at least 1 shot

Apr. 15, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gavin Newsom says nearly half of Californians eligible for vaccination have received at least one shot against the coronavirus. He is urging more residents to sign up for appointments and not let apprehension get in the way of getting protected...

France hits unwanted milestone: Over 100,000 virus deaths

Apr. 15, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France on Thursday became the third country in Europe after the U.K. and Italy to reach the unwanted milestone of 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths as new infections and deaths surged due to virus variants. The country of 67 million is the eighth nation in...

EXPLAINER: What's behind the conflict in eastern Ukraine?

Apr. 15, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Tensions are rising over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with growing violations of a cease-fire and a massive Russian military buildup near its border with the region. Ukraine and the West have become worried about the Russian...

Ukraine seeks stronger Western backing amid Russian buildup

Apr. 15, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's top diplomat asked Thursday for stronger Western backing, saying “words of support aren't enough” amid escalating tensions in the country’s east and a Russian troop buildup across the border. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba,...

France's COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 100,000, making nation 8th in the world to reach the bleak milestone

Apr. 15, 2021 12:44 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — France's COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 100,000, making nation 8th in the world to reach the bleak milestone.

France asks citizens to leave Pakistan amid violent protests

Apr. 15, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The French embassy in Pakistan on Thursday advised all of its nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country after anti-France violence erupted in the Islamic nation over the arrest of a radical leader. Saad Rizvi was arrested Monday...

French lawmakers OK security bill increasing police powers

Apr. 15, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s parliament passed a security bill Thursday to extend police powers despite criticism from civil rights activists who fear it threatens efforts to denounce police abuse. The bill was approved 75 votes for to 33 against at the National Assembly,...