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  • 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.

  • Cancellara repeats as Tour of Flanders winner 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:59 pm
  • BRUSSELS - Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won a four-way power sprint to the finish line on Sunday to defend his Tour of Flanders title and clinch one of the year's toughest classics for the third time.

  • French Greens bickering, divided as EU vote looms 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:29 pm
  • PARIS - France's Greens could well be upbeat: They tallied record results in recent municipal elections. They got an unprecedented offer for the No. 2 post in a Socialist-led Cabinet. They champion environmental issues that many French have been contemplating ever since Paris skies were recently coated in heavy smog.

  • Kenenisa Bekele wins Paris marathon 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 9:13 am
  • PARIS - Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the Paris marathon Sunday on his debut at the distance.

  • First female mayor of Paris takes office 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 8:29 am
  • PARIS - The first female mayor of Paris has taken office, hailing a "great advance for all women" and saying she feels the weight of responsibility in her new job.

  • Kerry outdoes himself in new diplomatic frenzy 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:02 pm
  • CASABLANCA, Morocco - More than a week into what was supposed to be only a five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in a Paris hotel suite contemplating his next moves on multiple crisis fronts.

  • France to renegotiate deficit target with EU 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:58 am
  • PARIS - France's new finance minister sparked a dispute with Europe on his first day in office Thursday when he suggested Paris renegotiate the speed at which it cuts its budget deficit to limits set by the European Union.

  • Pastore scores solo goal as PSG beats Chelsea 3-1 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:42 pm
  • PARIS - Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho called his team's defending "a joke" after Paris Saint-Germain scored deep into injury time Wednesday to take a commanding 3-1 lead into their Champions League quarterfinal return leg next week.