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US women's soccer to play Netherlands at Breda on Nov 27

Nov. 15, 2020 3:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The world champion U.S. women's soccer team will resume play following its pandemic break with an exhibition against the fourth-ranked Netherlands at Breda on Nov. 27, a rematch of last year's World Cup final. The Americans have not played since beating Japan 3-1 on March 11 to win the...

Republican Guards carry the portraits of, from the left, victims Nadine Devillers, Vincent Loques and Brazil's Simone Barreto Silva in Nice, southern France, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, during a ceremony in homage to the three victims of an attack at Notre-Dame de Nice Basilica on October 29, 2020. Three people were killed in an Islamic extremist attack at Notre Dame Basilica in the city of Nice that pushed the country into high security alert. (Valery Hache; Pool via AP)

French police quiz child apologists of teacher's beheading

Nov. 7, 2020 10:17 AM EST

LE PECQ, France (AP) — Police in France questioned four 10-year-olds who voiced support for the beheading of a schoolteacher and who said they would kill their own teacher if he lampooned Islam’s prophet, the government reported as the prime minister warned Saturday that Islamic extremists are...

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 file photo, supporters of Devlet Bahceli, the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party, (MHP), make the sign of a 'Gray Wolf', the symbol of Turkish nationalism, as they listen to his speech at a rally ahead of the Nov. 1 general elections, in Istanbul. The French government has banned a Turkish ultranationalist group that it accused of violent actions in France. The ban on the Grey Wolves was approved during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)

France bans Turkish ultranationalist group Grey Wolves

Nov. 4, 2020 2:08 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The French government on Wednesday banned a Turkish ultranationalist group that it accused of leading violent actions and inciting hatred speech in France. The ban on the Grey Wolves, the militant wing of Turkey’s far-right Nationalist Movement Party. was approved during a weekly...

Police officers search for clues after a priest was shot Saturday Oct.31, 2020 in the city of Lyon, central France. A Greek Orthodox priest was shot while he was closing his church in the French city of Lyon, and authorities locked down part of the city to hunt for the assailant. The priest, a Greek citizen, is in a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot twice in the abdomen. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Lyon man questioned by police over Greek priest shooting

Nov. 2, 2020 8:22 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A Greek Orthodox parishioner who was recently caught on video scuffling with a Lyon priest who was shot outside his church and hospitalized over the weekend says local police raided his home on Monday. The parishioner, Jean-Michel Dhimoila, said police collected documents at his home and took...

A police officer searches for clues after a priest was shot, Saturday Oct. 31, 2020, in the city of Lyon, central France. A Greek Orthodox priest was shot while he was closing his church in the French city of Lyon, and authorities locked down part of the city to hunt for the assailant. The priest, a Greek citizen, is in a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot twice in the abdomen. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

France: Suspect in priest's shooting freed, search widens

Nov. 1, 2020 11:23 AM EST

LYON, France (AP) — French police on Sunday released an initial suspect in the shooting of a Greek Orthodox priest and widened their search for the gunman who critically wounded the priest as he closed the door to his official residence at a church in the city of Lyon. The Lyon prosecutor's office said a...

Police officers and rescue workers block the access to the scene after a Greek Orthodox priest was shot Saturday Oct.31, 2020 while he was closing his church in the city of Lyon, central France. The priest, a Greek citizen, is in a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit in the abdomen, a police official told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Orthodox priest shot at church in France, motive unknown

Oct. 31, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — A Greek Orthodox priest was shot Saturday while he was closing his church in the French city of Lyon, and authorities locked down part of the city to hunt for the assailant, authorities said. The priest, a Greek citizen, is in a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after being...

A Greek Orthodox priest has been shot outside a church in the French city of Lyon, and police are looking for a suspect

Oct. 31, 2020 12:45 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — A Greek Orthodox priest has been shot outside a church in the French city of Lyon, and police are looking for a suspect.
Hundreds of people gather on Republique square during a demonstration Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in Paris. Demonstrations around France have been called in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class. Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday by a 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee who was shot dead by police. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

French premier joins nationwide tributes to beheaded teacher

Oct. 18, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister joined demonstrators on Sunday who rallied together across the country in tribute to a history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class. The demonstrations came hours after U.S. President Donald...