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Beluga whale caught in France's Seine not accepting food

Aug. 06, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French environmentalists are working around the clock to try and feed a dangerously thin Beluga whale that has strayed into the Seine River. So far, they have been unsuccessful. Marine conservation group Sea Shepherd France tweeted Saturday that “our teams took...

LAFC signs forward Denis Bouanga from France's Saint-Étienne

Aug. 05, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forward Denis Bouanga signed with Los Angeles FC on Friday as the Major League Soccer-leading club's third designated player. Bouanga is leaving Saint-Étienne of France's second division to join LAFC, the club announced without disclosing contract terms. He will...

France's going through its most severe drought ever, PM says

Aug. 05, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne warned that France is facing its “most severe drought” ever recorded and announced the activation of a government crisis unit. Borne said in a written statement on Friday that many areas in France are going through a...

In France, a battle to save weakened whale lost in the Seine

Aug. 05, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

SAINT-PIERRE-LA-GARENNE, France (AP) — French environmentalists were hoping Friday to feed a catch of herring to a worryingly thin Beluga whale that has strayed far from its Arctic habitat into France's Seine River. They fear that the ethereal white mammal is slowly starving in the waterway that...

EPL sets high bar in European soccer, finances and glamor

Aug. 04, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s richest soccer league starts a new season in England on Friday as the rest of Europe looks for ways to catch up. Off the field, the English Premier League is a commercial juggernaut with broadcasting deals worldwide fueling player transfers and wages...

French PM announces the creation of new LGBTQ ambassador job

Aug. 04, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne on Thursday announced the creation of a new position of ambassador for LGBTQ rights in efforts to fight discrimination across the world. Borne spoke while visiting an LGBTQ center in Orleans, central France, on the 40th anniversary...

France: Explosion at gunpowder chemical plant injures 8

Aug. 03, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An explosion Wednesday at a French plant that produces a component of gunpowder injured eight people, one of them seriously, local officials in southwest France said. The plant located in the town of Bergerac specializes in making nitrocellulose, a highly flammable...

Spain is latest nation with reports of nightclub needle jabs

Aug. 03, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Police in Spain are investigating about 50 reported cases of women getting pricked with medical needles while at nightclubs or parties, a trend that previously came to the attention of authorities in other European countries. So far, Spanish police have not confirmed...

France's 2nd heat wave of the year leaves Paris sweltering

Aug. 03, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris’ regional authorities warned residents to be vigilant Wednesday, with temperatures soaring to 36 degrees Celsius (97 Fahrenheit). In a tweet, the Ile-de-France prefecture also asked residents to moderate their water consumption amid a “major dry spell.” ...

Cold showers, no lights: Europe saves as Russian gas wanes

Aug. 03, 2022 02:21 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Fanning out like urban guerrillas through Paris' darkened streets well after midnight, the anti-waste activists shinny up walls and drain pipes, reaching for switches to turn off the lights. Click. Click. Click. One by one, the outdoor lights that...