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Virus exposes economic, racial divide in French health care

BONDY, France (AP) — Festering beneath France’s promise of guaranteed health care for all lie deep disparities across economic and racial lines — differences laid painfully bare by the COVID-19 crisis...

Mexico 3rd in global pandemic deaths, Vietnam struggles anew

PARIS (AP) — Mexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind the United States and Brazil, while former success story Vietnam is struggling to control an outbreak spreading in its m...

A virus cluster in France splits generations, raises fears

PARIS (AP) — As the sun went down, their partying got into full flow, with an unwanted guest: the coronavirus. An outbreak among 18- to 25-year-olds at a seaside resort on the Britta...

French refinery leaks toxic chemical into marine life area

PARIS (AP) — An orange-brown chemical sheet spread over 15 acres (6 hectares) of a nationally recognized marine life area in the French Mediterranean following a leak at a petrochemical plant in south...

French blaze: Brothers drop from window, caught by rescuers

PARIS (AP) — A boy and a toddler escaped from a blazing apartment in the southeastern French city of Grenoble by dropping 10 meters (33 feet) from a window and being caught by members of the public. F...

In French Guiana, virus exposes inequality, colonial legacy

PARIS (AP) — When white doctors walked into Camopi, a majority Indigenous town in French Guiana near the border with Brazil, townspeople felt worry instead of relief. With French Gui...

France's Rodin Museum sells bronzes to weather virus crisis

PARIS (AP) — Unlike other museums thumped by the coronavirus pandemic, Paris’ Rodin Museum might have an ace up its sleeve to help see it through the crisis: It can sell limited-edition versions of th...

At Pride march in Paris, activists demand racial justice too

PARIS (AP) — While the French capital's official Pride event was delayed until November to prevent spread of the coronavirus, grassroots groups plan a march through Paris anyway Saturday — led by peop...

French medics sue over mask, equipment shortages amid virus

PARIS (AP) — A collective of French health care workers said Thursday it is seeking a broad legal inquiry into France’s failure to protect its members and their colleagues by providing adequate masks,...

Climate activists disrupt reopening of Paris' Orly Airport

PARIS (AP) — Twenty-nine environmental activists were arrested Friday after breaking onto a runway of Paris’ Orly Airport to protest plane emissions — just hours after the airport reopened for the fir...