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  • France warns against war in Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 5:37 am
  • PARIS - French President Francois Hollande is warning against military pressure in Ukraine and threatening new European sanctions if tensions don't subside.

  • Alstom shares jump amid talk of GE buyout 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 4:52 am
  • PARIS - Shares in French train and equipment manufacturer Alstom have spiked on reports that General Electric Co. is considering making a bid for the company.

  • AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:19 pm
  • WASHINGTON - EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.

  • UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:06 am
  • PARIS - A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.

  • Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 10:27 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?

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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."

  • Terpstra wins Paris-Roubaix race 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:05 pm
  • ROUBAIX, France - Niki Terpstra of the Netherlands won the Paris-Roubaix race for the first time on Sunday, making a decisive break near the end of the one-day classic to win it by 20 seconds and upstage pre-race favorites Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara.

  • Probe of alleged pimping targets French website 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:13 am
  • PARIS - French prosecutors are examining whether an online dating site called sugardaddy.fr, which seeks to connect older men with younger women, is actually pimping.

  • 2 Paris exhibits shed light on First World War 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:19 am
  • PARIS - Irish photographer Mike Sheil says he knew nothing about military history before he began taking photos of World War I battlefields.

  • 2 Paris exhibits shed light on First World War 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:44 am
  • PARIS - Irish photographer Mike Sheil says he knew nothing about military history before he began taking photos of World War I battlefields.

  • With new look, 80-year-old Paris zoo to re-open 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:17 am
  • PARIS - Its gray, man-made mountain that might lure King Kong still protrudes over treetops, but nearly everything else has changed as Paris' zoo prepares to re-open after a multi-year, multimillion-euro (dollar) makeover.

  • Jean Paul Gaultier pays tribute to London 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:24 pm
  • LONDON - Jean Paul Gaultier cannot stop gushing about his love for all things British - the punks, the humor, the tartan, David Bowie - all vital inspirations to the French designer.

  • With new look, 80-year-old Paris zoo to re-open 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:34 pm
  • PARIS - Its gray, man-made mountain that might lure King Kong still protrudes over treetops, but nearly everything else has changed as Paris' zoo prepares to re-open after a multi-year, multimillion-euro (dollar) makeover.

  • Wails, sobs: Rwanda marks 20 years since genocide 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:49 pm
  • KIGALI, Rwanda - Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority.

  • Cement makers Holcim, Lafarge create Swiss merger 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:17 pm
  • GENEVA - Two of the world's largest suppliers of building materials announced plans for a "merger of equals" Monday that would create an industry giant with a combined 32 billion euros ($44 billion) in annual revenues.

  • French envoy barred from Rwanda genocide ceremony 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:50 am
  • PARIS - France's ambassador to Rwanda says he has been barred from ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide after the Rwandan president said France bore some responsibility in the killings of more than 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus.