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French protesters are standing up to the far right ahead of the country's snap elections

Jun. 15, 2024 13:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Anti-racism groups joined French unions and a brand-new left-wing coalition in protests in Paris and across France on Saturday against the surging nationalist far right as frenzied campaigning is underway ahead of snap parliamentary elections. The French Interior...

Mbappé wants to erase bad memory of decisive penalty miss and leave Euro 2024 as a champion

Jun. 15, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The last time Kylian Mbappé kicked a ball at the European Championship, it sent France out of the competition. He was the only player to miss in a penalty shootout against Switzerland, and France was eliminated from Euro 2020 in the round of 16 in a game where they...

Stock market today: Wall Street hangs around its records after European stocks slump

Jun. 14, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks hung around their record levels on Friday as Wall Street remained relatively quiet following another slide in Europe. The S&P 500 edged down by less than 0.1%, marking the first time this week where it did not set an all-time high. The Dow Jones...

France's leftist alliance leaders vow to 'extinguish the flame' of far right in upcoming elections

Jun. 14, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Leaders of France’s left-wing parties allied in a new coalition and outlined their plan on Friday to prevent the surging far right from taking power in upcoming snap national parliamentary elections. Marine Le Pen's anti-immigration National Rally is also seeking...

Iranian authorities release a French national who was imprisoned for over 20 months

Jun. 14, 2024 02:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French national Louis Arnaud arrived in France on Thursday after he was released by Iran, where he was imprisoned for over 20 months for allegedly taking part in nationwide protests. Arnaud was greeted by his family in the presence of French Foreign Affairs Minister...

McIlroy showing major form with bogey-free 65 to share US Open lead with Cantlay

Jun. 13, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy sent his 20-foot birdie putt on its way at the 18th hole Thursday and started walking toward the cup when the ball was still some 6 feet away from falling. It looked like the walk of a four-time major champion in control of his game on a Pinehurst No. 2 course...

Even when Africans want to visit Europe legally, rejection rates are high. Algeria is one example

Jun. 13, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — France has twice rejected visa applications from Nabil Tabarout, a 29-year-old web developer from Algeria who hopes this year to visit his sister there. He's among the many people navigating the often arduous visa process throughout Africa, which faces...

Hooligan fears shadow Euro 2024. German police are set for their biggest deployment ever

Jun. 13, 2024 04:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Clashes between weapon-wielding fans. Organized fights between hundreds of supporters. Late-night attacks. Life-threatening injuries. A recent surge in violence around soccer games is contributing to concerns over security when Germany hosts the European Championship....

Françoise Hardy, French singing legend and pop icon, dies at 80

Jun. 12, 2024 21:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Françoise Hardy, a French singing legend and pop icon since the 1960s, has died. She was 80. Her son, musician Thomas Dutronc, announced her death on social media, sharing a poignant photo of himself as a child with his mother. Hardy had lymphatic cancer since 2004...

France's Macron defends decision on snap legislative elections, urges voters to defeat far-right

Jun. 12, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron defended his decision to call snap parlimentary elections after his party’s crushing defeat in the European parliamentary vote, insisting on Wednesday that voters will ultimately choose the “progressive bloc" over the far-right. In...