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Voting with their feet: French march against pension reforms

Thousands of people have marched through French cities as unions cranked up pressure against the government’s retirement reforms. Paris deployed thousands of police to prevent violence but the main march …


Paris police use tear gas amid strike over pension reform

Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains stood still and tens of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

France to retaliate if U.S. doubles Champagne, cheese prices

France is bristling at a U.S. threat to slap 100% tariffs on French cheeses, Champagne and other products, with the French leader telling President Donald Trump on Tuesday that the …


13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

Two helicopters collided on a moonless night and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic State group-linked extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, mourning its highest military death toll in nearly …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

French women demand action amid high domestic violence rate

France has one of Europe’s highest domestic violence rates, and now that’s getting highlighted with a wildcat graffiti campaign in Paris and elsewhere


Germany offers expert group in bid to end NATO rift

Germany sought Wednesday to ease French worries about NATO by offering to set up a group of experts to examine the alliance’s security challenges after President Emmanuel Macron lamented the …


Scuffles mar anniversary of birth of yellow vest movement

Scuffles between Paris police and activists on Saturday marred the first anniversary of the birth of the yellow vest movement against government policies seen as favoring the rich


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

France will host of Russia, Ukraine to seek settlement of conflict that has killed 13,000

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 to try to seek a settlement for the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has …


Islamic State returnees cloud anniversary of Paris attacks

France commemorated the fourth anniversary of the Islamic State attacks that struck the heart of Paris with a solemn reading Wednesday of the names of 131 dead, and the growing …


Macron marks Armistice Day in homage to dead soldiers

French President Emmanuel Macron led Armistice Day commemorations on Monday by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, as a giant tricolor flag flew overhead.


French police dismantle large migrant camps in Paris

French police dismantled makeshift migrant camps in areas underneath suburban highways in northeast Paris on Thursday, an opportunity for President Emmanuel Macron’s government to tout its pledge of getting tough …


Macron’s China visit underscores economic tensions

With major economies locked in disputes over trade, France’s president started a visit to China by announcing that the EU had struck a deal with the country to better protect …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes watch lists for two player of the year awards

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie on Monday was named to watch lists for the Naismith Trophy and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Player of the Year awards.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie healing up, hoping for healthy senior year

Tillie is tired of talking about injuries for obvious reasons after missing 22 games last season due to a stress fracture and partially torn plantar fascia. The talented, 6-foot-10 forward …


Lebanon PM seeks foreign support for reforms amid protests

Lebanon’s embattled prime minister sought international support Tuesday for a sweeping economic reform package announced a day earlier, which was intended to pacify massive protests calling for his government to …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes watch list for Karl Malone Award

Preseason recognition continues to roll in for Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie. The senior forward is one of 20 players on the watch list for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the …


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie receives preseason third-team All-America recognition from CBS Sports

Killian Tillie was named to the CBS Sports preseason All-America third team.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Broken angels: Inside the lab working to restore Notre Dame

The golden angel once glimmered majestically from Notre Dame’s vault. Now, with a broken nose, chipped gold-leaf and a smashed bust, it stares up blankly at a warehouse roof in …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie sidelined after undergoing knee surgery

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie has been bitten by the injury bug again. The senior forward is sidelined for an unspecified amount of time after undergoing a “knee procedure” Thursday, according …


French billionaire gives $109 million to rebuild Notre Dame

French billionaire Francois Pinault and son Francois-Henri Pinault have officially signed documents setting aside $109 million toward rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral, following months of delay that left officials largely reliant …


Sarkozy to stand trial in illegal campaign financing case

France’s highest court ruled that former President Nicolas Sarkozy will stand trial on charges of illegally financing his 2012 presidential campaign.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86

Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France’s role in the Holocaust and who defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, died …


Medieval masterpiece by Cimabue rediscovered in French house

A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue has been discovered in a French woman’s kitchen –and it’s expected to sell for millions of euros at an upcoming auction.


Notre Dame Cathedral: ‘lot of work’ before rebuild can begin

Notre Dame Cathedral has far to go to recover from a destructive fire but a hardy copper rooster that once topped the spire is serving as a reminder that all …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Cat burglar: Black panther caught prowling French rooftops

Emergency workers caught an unusual prowler lurking around rooftops in northern France: a black panther.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Snowden calls on France’s Macron to grant him asylum

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Paris sees biggest transport strike in decade over pensions

The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport since 2007 created major traffic jams Friday, disrupting tourists’ plans and forcing commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to …


Google pays France over $1 billion to settle tax case

Tech giant Google said Thursday it has paid over one billion dollars to French authorities to settle a years-long dispute over allegations of tax fraud.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019

A shocker: United States beaten 89-79 by France in FIBA World Cup quarters

U.S. will not medal at the basketball World Cup, falling 89-79 to France in the quarterfinals.


Kidney transplants could be more plentiful – and safe – if U.S. eased age limits, study finds

Peter Reese couldn’t believe what he just heard. The associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania was in France for …