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Stories with place: France
  • France edges US 3-2 in Fed Cup 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 9:18 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - Caroline Garcia is still trying to figure out her recent success.

  • Liverpool closes in on Premier League title 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 6:56 pm
  • LONDON - Liverpool secured a return to the Champions League on Sunday - but there's a much bigger prize just around the corner.

  • Monaco beats Nice 1-0 in France 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:39 pm
  • PARIS - Dimitar Berbatov helped Monaco secure a Champions League spot by scoring an audacious lob in a 1-0 win over Nice in the French league on Sunday.

  • World War II vet opens up about captivity 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:26 pm
  • BUHL, Idaho - A sleeve full of potatoes.

  • 4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:44 am
  • PARIS - Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.

  • Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 5:47 am
  • PARIS - Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?

  • Cavani fires PSG to League Cup title 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:33 pm
  • PARIS - Edinson Cavani scored twice to fire Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-1 win over Lyon in the French League Cup final on Saturday.

  • 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:28 am
  • PARIS - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday.

  • French President Hollande's top aide resigns 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:16 pm
  • PARIS - The French president's top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.

  • French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:16 pm
  • PARIS - French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation in northern Mail Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" - killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said.

  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:08 pm
  • PARIS - Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:11 pm
  • PARIS - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

  • 5 things to know about Ligue 1 this weekend 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:36 am
  • With defending champion and Ligue 1 leader Paris Saint-Germain not playing until Wednesday, Monaco can cut the gap to seven points with a victory at home to Nice.

  • Servier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:52 am
  • PARIS - Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died.

  • Column: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:20 am
  • PARIS - As Earth's atmosphere warms alarmingly and fills with heat-trapping gases, and the writing on the wall - "People, we're in trouble!" - looms ever larger, Formula One has steadily become a guilty pleasure, the motorsport equivalent of blue whale burger or wearing panda fur.

  • France targets welfare for big spending cuts 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:56 pm
  • PARIS - France's new prime minister announced plans Wednesday to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from state pensions, health care and the social safety net as a part of a 50 billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit.

  • Atletico Mineiro backs off deal to sign Anelka 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:48 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro said Tuesday that it will not sign former France striker Nicolas Anelka because the player took too long to report to the club.

  • Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:10 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings, and eyes having been gouged out.

  • In a first, France tackles sex assault in military 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:07 pm
  • PARIS - France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once they get there.

  • Zidane wanted to coach France after Euro 2012 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:47 am
  • PARIS - Midfield great Zinedine Zidane offered to coach the national team two years ago but was turned down by the president of the French Football Federation.

  • Court rejects Red Bull appeal for Ricciardo 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:26 am
  • PARIS - Red Bull is "disappointed" but now focused on the upcoming Chinese Grand Prix after a court on Tuesday rejected its appeal against the disqualification of driver Daniel Ricciardo at the season-opening race in Australia.

  • French Open prize money goes up to $34.5M 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:18 am
  • PARIS - Prize money at the French Open will rise to more than 25 million euros ($34.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros ($4.1 million) from last year.

  • French school carries out DNA dragnet in rape case 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:37 pm
  • PARIS - French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school - including boys as young as 14 - as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.

  • Mercedes pushes for Red Bull sanction in dispute 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:02 pm
  • PARIS - Mercedes tore into Formula One rival Red Bull at an appeals court hearing Monday over the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo at the Australian Grand Prix, saying the team flouted rules and must be put on notice to stop it from becoming a repeat offender.

  • Auction of Hitler box, other Nazi items nixed 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:41 am
  • PARIS - A Paris auction house has dropped plans to sell a swastika-covered box that once belonged to Adolf Hitler and dozens of other Nazi-owned objects that were collected as war spoils from World War II, blaming "political pressure."