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  • Lacazette gives much-needed win to Lyon in French league 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 2:16 pm

    PARIS - Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette scored his second league goal this season to give his struggling club a much-needed 1-0 win over in-form Reims on Saturday.

  • Models, not celebrity guests, turn heads in Paris 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 1:44 pm

    PARIS - Forget the celebrity guests; it's all about the models at this season's Paris Fashion Week. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid dominated the Elie Saab catwalk, while icy blonds Doutzen Kroes and Lily Donaldson - both in black - caused a stir at Mugler.

  • Migrants disrupt train traffic between France and England 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 8:45 am

    PARIS - Rail travelers between Britain and France have been warned of delays of up to three hours after a large group of migrants got on to tracks overnight in the French port city of Calais.

  • French ministry hosts dwarf fashion show story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 9:09 pm

    PARIS - France's culture ministry hosted an entire dwarf fashion show on Friday evening off the normal Paris Fashion Week calendar.

  • France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-02-15 7:14 pm

    PARIS - With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Holland told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow's airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government.

  • Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:24 pm

    PARIS - A summit reviving a European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine ended Friday with a call for the delay of contentious rebel plans to hold local elections this month and for both sides to begin a promised withdrawal of smaller-caliber weapons.

  • The Latest: Hollande: Only 1 of Russia's raids hit IS story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:03 pm

    MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:

  • India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 1:19 pm

    NEW DELHI - India's long-awaited pledge for a global climate pact shows how the world's No. 3 carbon polluter is making significant efforts to rein in the growth of emissions linked to its fast-surging demands for energy, analysts said Friday.

  • The Latest: Hungary to close reception center in Debrecen story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 11:43 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The latest developments in the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants passing through Europe on their way west. All times local.

  • In FIFA crisis, politicians must turn up the heat for change 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 7:54 am

    PARIS - Here's a cheery thought for those despairing of the unrelenting disaster that is FIFA. In Chinese, the word "crisis" is formed from two characters: "danger" and "opportunity." As grim as things look at the top of football, there may still be a chance to salvage a brighter future from the scorched earth of Sepp Blatter's reign.

  • Treve chasing hat-trick at Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 6:22 am

    PARIS - Already a superstar in horse racing circles, Treve is gaining new fans outside the racing world as she bids for an unprecedented third straight victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

  • India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:18 pm

    STOCKHOLM - As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030.

  • France debates extending spy powers abroad 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:13 pm

    PARIS - French lawmakers have opened the way to passage of a bill that would allow spying on communications overseas, hoping to legalize a practice that intelligence services already use to keep tabs on extremists who have joined jihadis in Syria and Iraq.

  • Europe, US split over form of Syria talks story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:17 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Nine nations or five? In speeches at this year's U.N. gathering of world leaders, major powers are increasing calls for multilateral negotiations to end the war in Syria. But Europe and the United States are split on who should be at the table.

  • French customs seizes 115 live scorpions headed to US 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:14 am

    PARIS - Customs agents at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport have seized 115 live scorpions hidden in two shipments from Cameroon to the U.S., perhaps destined for sale on the Internet.

  • Marseille midfielder Diarra earns call back with France 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 9:58 am

    PARIS - Marseille midfielder Lassana Diarra is back in France's squad for upcoming friendlies against Armenia and Denmark, five years after his last game with the national team.

  • Europe's story: Layers of migration 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:35 am

    LONDON - London's Brick Lane Mosque started as a church for Protestants hounded from Catholic France - for whom the word "refugee" was first coined. Later, displaced Jews turned it into a synagogue. Today, Muslims kick off their shoes in the lobby before prayers.

  • Ben Arfa back under the spotlight in French league 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:27 am

    PARIS - After months of questions regarding his future, the former golden child of French football is back.

  • Correction: France-Uber story story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 5:59 am

    PARIS - In a story Sept. 30 about two Uber executives, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the names of the executives in some versions. They are Thibaud Simphal and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty.

  • 2016 Formula One season to start 2 weeks earlier 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 5:02 am

    PARIS - The 2016 Formula One championship is set to start two weeks earlier than originally planned.

  • Paris battles 350 tons of cigarette butts with $76 fine 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 1:41 pm

    PARIS - The city of Paris, littered with 350 tons of cigarette butts each year, is striking back at smokers with a new 68-euro ($76) fine.

  • The Latest: Russia could strike beyond Syria, exec suggests story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 12:37 pm

    MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:

  • France, Netherlands join forces to buy Rembrandt portraits 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 12:05 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Dutch and French governments are joining forces to buy a pair of wedding portraits by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn from the Rothschild family, and will shuttle them between Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum and the Louvre in Paris.

  • France to be 'extra vigilant' on climate negotiations 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 11:52 am

    PARIS - French President Francois Hollande says that France must be "extra vigilant" over upcoming climate change negotiations in order to reach an ambitious agreement at a global summit in December in Paris.

  • France investigates alleged crimes against humanity by Assad story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 10:35 am

    PARIS - Paris prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into French government accusations that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed crimes against humanity.