Paris awakens after 2-month slumber to world of yore, slowly

PARIS (AP) — After a two-month freeze, Paris slowly awakened on Monday to the world it had lost under lockdown as hairdressers, florists, nail salons and some other businesses reopened - but under man...

A year after blaze, Notre Dame restoration halted by virus

PARIS (AP) — The Cathedral of Notre Dame stands crippled and alone, locked in a dangerous web of twisted scaffolding one year after a cataclysmic fire gutted its interior, toppled its famous spire and...

Europol: Criminals exploit virus crisis as fresh opportunity

PARIS (AP) — Criminals are preying on a fearful public and disrupting the provision of medical care during the coronavirus pandemic by selling counterfeit products, impersonating health workers and ha...

Virus rebels from France to Florida flout lockdown practices

PARIS (AP) — Young German adults hold “corona parties" and cough toward older people. A Spanish man leashes a goat to go for a walk to skirt confinement orders. From France to Florida to Australia, ki...

Virus rebels from France to Florida flout lockdown practices

PARIS (AP) — Young German adults hold “corona parties" and cough toward older people. A Spanish man leashes a goat to go for a walk to skirt confinement orders. From France to Florida to Australia, ki...

Paris without its cafes? Virus shutdown hits France's core

PARIS (AP) — What's it like in France after government orders restaurants and bistros to close to contain the spreading coronavirus? Eerily quiet. No one drinking coffee in sidewalk...

Nasty Paris mayoral race digs at capital's dirty underbelly

PARIS (AP) — The battle to win the hearts of Parisians and preside over France's capital from the opulent city hall, has been nasty, and unpredictable. Parisians have been dished up ...

US Iran rep says Tehran must let inspectors into nuke site

PARIS (AP) — The U.S. special representative for Iran said Thursday the Islamic Republic must "immediately" ensure inspectors have access to sites that harbor traces of nuclear material or activity. ...

France ponders repatriating citizens from Wuhan amid virus

PARIS (AP) — The French government was meeting Sunday to decide whether to repatriate some 800 French citizens who are living in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a deadly virus. ...

Strange bedfellows: French unions funded by strike victims

PARIS (AP) — Labor unions' outsized power and plentiful funds are driving the strikes crippling France to protest the government’s planned revamping of the retirement system. Unions represent less tha...

Algeria election may bring new era or continued protests

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s powerful army chief promises that a presidential election on Thursday will define the contours of a new era for a nation where the highest office has stood vacant f...

Muslim headscarf debate divides France, in climate of hate

PARIS (AP) — When a French official disrupted a regional council meeting to demand that a Muslim woman accompanying a group of schoolchildren be ordered to remove her headscarf, "in the name of our se...

Steely will but with human touch, French leader Chirac dies

PARIS (AP) — Affable but armed with a steely will, Jacques Chirac was a consummate politician who served as Paris mayor, lawmaker, prime minister and then president of France for 12 years, always cham...

Algerian army chief wants new election; protesters want more

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is at a harrowing political impasse. Africa's largest country hasn't had an elected president for five months, and the powerful army chief wants to change that by holdi...

French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash

PARIS (AP) — A judicial official says French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard. ...