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France’s Macron urges Europe to take charge of own defense

French President Emmanuel Macron pushed Monday for Europe to take more responsibility for its own defense, saying the continent’s security shouldn’t rely so much on the United States and could …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Gonzaga-bound Petrusev helps Serbia win European Championships

Gonzaga-bound Filip Petrusev scored 29 points as Serbia outlasted host Latvia 99-90 Sunday to win the FIBA U18 European Championships. France, led by Gonzaga redshirt freshman Joel Ayayi’s 22 points, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Incoming Gonzaga freshman Filip Petrusev, Serbia beat France to reach U18 championship game

Incoming Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev and Serbia got the better of Zag redshirt freshman Joel Ayayi and France at the FIBA U18 European Championships.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

Bring on the cake: France’s baby panda celebrates his 1st birthday

France’s first baby panda celebrated his first birthday Saturday with a cake of bamboo, honey, apples, oranges, strawberries and lemons.


Macron aide handed initial charges from May protest assault

A French judge handed preliminary charges Sunday to one of President Emmanuel Macron’s top security aides after video surfaced that showed him beating a protester at a May Day demonstration.


French investigators raid home of Macron’s bodyguard

French investigators on Saturday raided the house of one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s top security aides, a man who was caught on camera beating a young protester in May.


Video emerges of Macron bodyguard beating protester in Paris

A video showing one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s security chiefs beating a student demonstrator, until now cloaked in secrecy, drew fierce public backlash Thursday over what is seen as …


World Cup afterglow gives France a sorely needed boost

The members of France’s victorious World Cup team returned home from Russia to triumphant arcs of water heralding their airplane’s arrival and a red carpet welcome Monday, and that was …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 11:11 a.m.

Fans flock to Geno’s for World Cup final

Try telling the 100 people packed into Geno’s Traditional Food and Ales at 8 a.m. on a Sunday that Spokane isn’t a soccer town. To the warm and inviting scent …


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

No refuge from politics but France’s World Cup victory a fitting climax

This year’s World Cup was never going to be a refuge from politics when it was being staged in Putin’s Russia, but the players did their best to keep the …


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

With Vladimir Putin watching from the stands, France won its second World Cup title in a match that was interrupted by an on-field protest during the second half that Russian …


French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost

France’s military had something extra to celebrate Saturday as it showed off its might for Bastille Day celebrations: a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Kylian Mbappe, France to face Luka Modric, Croatia for World Cup title

Kylian Mbappe has electrified the World Cup with his speed and youthful exuberance. Luka Modric has coolly controlled matches in Russia with his graceful play in the middle. Whether France …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final

France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in 2006. Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Goal-fest possible in France-Belgium World Cup semifinal

Considering the attacking strength of France and Belgium, there’s potential for a goal-fest when the European neighbors meet in the World Cup semifinals.


Macron warns of nationalism in palace speech to lawmakers

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the battle between nationalists and progressives will be at the heart of European Union parliamentary elections next year, a “turning point” that will …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

France, the land of boeuf bourguignon, faces wrath of ‘veganistan’ activists

The vegan and animal welfare wave hasn’t spared France, where butchers and slaughterhouses are increasingly coming under attack. The French butchers’ lobby has sought police protection after vegan activists stoned …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

France beats Uruguay 2-0, reaches World Cup semifinals

Antoine Griezmann’s fluke goal helped France earn a place in the World Cup semifinals.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie follows France’s World Cup journey from afar

Killian Tillie wore his jersey Saturday to Hoopfest while signing countless autographs for fans at Gonzaga’s booth. It wasn’t his Zags’ basketball No. 33 uniform. It was France’s national soccer …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

Kylian Mbappe, Thierry Henry would have another link if France wins World Cup

Kylian Mbappe and Thierry Henry have similar histories. Henry is France’s leading scorer with 51 goals. The 19-year-old Mbappe is Les Bleus’ new sensation. They both played at the same …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

World Cup kickoff: First quarterfinals feature familiar foes

The first day of quarterfinals at the World Cup includes several teammates from top clubs playing against each other. The France-Uruguay match features Antoine Griezmann playing against Atletico Madrid squadmates …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Drones buzzed French prison months before helicopter escape

Drones seen buzzing above a French prison months ago may have been on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the helicopter escape of a notorious French criminal – his second breakout …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Kylian Mbappe, not Lionel Messi, stars as France ousts Argentina 4-3 from World Cup

Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in a five-minute span to lead France over Argentina 4-3 and into the World Cup quarterfinals. The loss could be the end of Lionel …


Lionel Messi vs. France with Maradona watching; Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Uruguay

No matter what Lionel Messi does at the World Cup, Diego Maradona will be watching. Messi was already facing outsize pressure in what could be his last World Cup, and …


Draws that help both teams may become more common

Fans booed as Denmark, France battled with backpasses, content with a draw that advanced both teams and eliminated Australia. World Cup group-stage finales have been played simultaneously since West Germany …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Denmark advances at World Cup in drab 0-0 draw with France

A game neither France nor Denmark needed to win produced the World Cup’s first 0-0 draw amid boos and whistles from fans at Luzhniki Stadium. The slow-paced game ensured already-qualified …


France defense excels in 1-0 victory over Peru in Group C

France proved it also has class in defense. Didier Deschamps has a forward line bursting with skill, speed and goals but Peru coach Ricardo Gareca looked at the other end …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

Kylian Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru

Kylian Mbappe’s first World Cup goal put France into the round of 16. The teenage forward tapped in a ball headed toward goal in the 34th minute to give France …


German, French leaders propose Eurozone budget

The leaders of Germany and France agreed Tuesday to create a Eurozone budget they hope will boost investment and provide a safety mechanism for the 19 nations using the euro …


Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C

Technology twice helped France at the World Cup in its 2-1 victory over Australia. The French team was given a penalty kick after the referee watched the replay of a …