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France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat

France adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday, despite U.S. threats of new tariffs on French imports.


Thousands of endangered animals seized in customs operation

Police and customs officials have carried out the most widespread anti-wildlife-trafficking operation ever in a joint global operation that’s led to the seizure of thousands of endangered animals and the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 1:22 p.m.

Vatican lifts French archbishop’s immunity in groping probe

The Vatican said Monday it has decided to lift the diplomatic immunity of its ambassador to France, who is accused of groping and inappropriate touching by multiple men.


France moves to make companies block hate speech online

French lawmakers have approved a measure that is intended to force search engines and social networks to take hate speech off the internet.


France still struggling to break through at highest level

France’s Women’s World Cup hopes wilted in the heat. They were stifled by a relentless United States team more suited to big-game pressure. Les Bleues were second best most of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Megan Rapinoe has 2 goals and U.S. knocks France out 2-1 in Women’s World Cup quarterfinals

France was vying to become the first nation to simultaneously hold the men’s and women’s World Cup trophies, but the home-field advantage and the flag-waving crowd that belted out La …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11 a.m.

Iran sees some progress on nuclear deal, but not enough

A meeting of the remaining partners in the Iranian nuclear deal produced some progress but not enough to satisfy Tehran’s demands, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering little prospect …


France may not have trophies, but it’s hardly an underdog in Women’s World Cup

The United States has its ranking and its trophies, and that’s all the motivation France needs.


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Michelle Kaufman: It’s a shame the U.S. women face France in quarterfinal, not championship

The official Women’s World Cup schedule says the championship game is July 7, but let’s be honest, Friday’s quarterfinal between top-ranked United States and host France is the match everyone …


Heat wave puts Italy, France on highest ‘red’ weather alert

France’s national weather service issued its highest-level danger alert Thursday as it warned that parts of the country could expect temperatures to reach an “exceptional peak” Friday amid a record-setting …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 4:15 p.m.

Paris prosecutor: no sign Notre Dame fire of criminal origin

The Paris prosecutor’s office says that there is no evidence from a preliminary investigation to suggest that a fire that destroyed large parts of Notre Dame Cathedral was criminal.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

It’s on: The World Cup clash between the U.S. and France

The United States and France are preparing for what many say is a final in the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup. The defending champion U.S. team will face the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Alerts issued in France as intense heat wave envelops Europe

More than half of France, including around Paris, was placed on an orange alert for intense heat Monday – the second-highest level on the scale – as very hot temperatures …


Small donors, not French tycoons, help pay Notre Dame works

The billionaire French donors who publicly proclaimed they would give hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 4:06 p.m.

France beats Norway 2-1 to remain undefeated in World Cup

Host nation France recovered from scoring an own goal to beat Norway 2-1 for its second consecutive win at the Women’s World Cup. Eugenie Le Sommer scored the winner from …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Chasing demons: 75 years on, D-Day haunts, drives its vets

They are back, some for the first time since war stole their innocence 75 years ago on Normandy’s D-Day beaches.


D-Day ceremony spotlights Trump’s complicated military ties

World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It’s typically a …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:22 p.m.

Louvre reopens after one-day closure due to overcrowding

The Louvre museum in Paris has reopened to the public after it was closed for one day Monday, when workers complaining about overcrowding walked out


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Killian Tillie’s return bolsters Gonzaga’s experience, frontcourt

Killian Tillie is coming back, a decision that gives Gonzaga a cornerstone for next season and affords the talented forward an opportunity to elevate his draft stock.


2 suspects arrested after Lyon bomb attack that wounded 13

French police have arrested two suspects following a blast in the city of Lyon that wounded 13 people last week, French authorities said on Monday.


WWII plane rescued from boneyard to join D-Day anniversary

Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright …


Eiffel Tower closed down after intruder tries to climb up

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated and closed down on Monday after a man began scaling the Paris monument, eventually stopping his climb near the top but apparently refusing to come …


Louvre museum pays tribute to pyramid’s architect Pei

The Louvre museum in Paris paid tribute Friday to the architect of its giant glass pyramid, I.M. Pei who died earlier this week at the age of 102 at his …


Basque militant ETA chief arrested in France after 17 years

A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA was arrested Thursday on the street of a French Alps town after being on the run for 17 years, Spain’s …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

U.S. abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

Livestreaming terrorist attacks. Using social media to spread deadly ideas. Manipulating banned videos to keep sharing them online. World leaders and tech bosses are meeting Wednesday in Paris to find …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Happy 130th birthday, Eiffel Tower: Laser show for Iron Lady

Paris is wishing the Eiffel Tower a happy birthday on Wednesday with an elaborate laser show retracing the monument’s 130-year history.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie pulls out of NBA Draft Combine

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie will not be attending the NBA Draft Combine after all. Tillie, Auburn’s Chuma Okeke and Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter withdrew from the combine.


New French rules for Facebook? Zuckerberg likes the idea

France welcomed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Paris on Friday with the threat of sweeping new regulations against his social media behemoth – and Zuckerberg himself called that proposal a …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Trump’s Iran policy put to test as end to nuclear deal looms

President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Iran Wednesday, just days after the U.S. dispatched an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf over what it described as …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 12:23 p.m.

French telecom giant Orange on trial over staff suicides

The toll is shocking: 19 suicides, 12 suicide attempts and eight cases of serious depression among employees at France’s main telephone and internet company over three years.