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A new river line hopes to redefine cruises for millennials

Last fall, Uniworld, a major player in the boutique river cruising industry, unveiled U by Uniworld, the rebel kid who’s shaking up the conventional family.


Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial

Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron tried to project unity Saturday after Trump had lashed out at one of America’s strongest allies in Europe, claiming Macron insulted the …


French government sounds alarm over rising anti-Semitic acts

France’s prime minister sounded the alarm Friday over a sharp rise in anti-Semitic acts this year, pledging to increase efforts to punish perpetrators and police hate speech that is flourishing …


China to overtake France as top travel destination by 2030

China is set to overtake France as the world’s number one tourist destination by 2030 as a growing middle class in Asia looks to spend more on travel, according to …


Voters in Pacific territory choose to keep ties with France

A majority of voters in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia chose to remain part of France instead of backing independence Sunday, a watershed moment that led French President …


A little bit of France, only 16 miles from Canada

On a clear day, stand on any westward-facing beach near Point May on Newfoundland’s wind-scoured Burin Peninsula and gaze seaward. You can see France from there.


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie misses Michigan State scrimmage with injury

Gonzaga wasn’t at full strength in Saturday’s closed scrimmage against Michigan State. Junior forward Killian Tillie sat out with an injury. The nature of Tillie’s injury wasn’t known. The Zags …


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie named to Abdul-Jabbar Award watch list

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie is among 21 players on the watch list for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, presented annually to college basketball’s top center.


The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

For many young Europeans, a post-high-school “gap year” has become a rite of passage, with many enjoying a year to travel the world and celebrate their newfound freedom. But a …


Gonzaga redshirt sophomore Joel Ayayi tries to carve out role among deep roster

Joel Ayayi isn’t picky about the pronunciation of his name. Good thing, because nearly everybody messes up not only his surname but his first name.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Scientists from U.S., France, Canada win Nobel for laser work

Scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for revolutionizing the use of lasers in research, finding ways to make them deliver more …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Sam Dower Jr.’s career sidelined by another knee surgery

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Sam Dower Jr.’s professional basketball career appears to be over. Dower said in an Instagram post Sunday that it “may be time for the basketball chapter of …


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 …