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Britain ends contract with French startup for vaccines

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government has canceled an agreement to buy at least 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the French pharmaceutical startup Valneva after alleging that the company breache...

Rights groups take French racial profiling case to top body

PARIS (AP) — After months of government silence, leading rights organizations and grassroots groups on Thursday took France’s first class-action lawsuit targeting the nation’s powerful police machine ...

French far-right chief criticized for her mainstream turn

PARIS (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is facing stinging criticism for making her party too mainstream, dulling its extremist edge and ignoring grassroots members, with some warning that ...

France's regional vote shows weakness of Macron and Le Pen

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party was decimated in this weekend’s regional elections and Marine Le Pen’s far-right party failed, upending expectations that the presidential race ...

Nasty Riviera campaign key to hopes of France's far-right

PARIS (AP) — The best chance of victory for Marine Le Pen’s far-right party in this weekend’s French regional election runoff is a European lawmaker who meets regularly with Syrian dictator Bashar al-...

Macron to commemorate 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday is marking the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon Bonapart, the warrior and emperor who famously bequeathed to France its civil code but whose leg...

'The Captain' challenges impoverished youth to love France

PIERREFITTE-SUR-SEINE, France (AP) — The man they call “the Captain” runs a tight ship, reaching into his years of military service to inculcate confidence, courage and a love of France in his protege...

Floyd verdict sparks hope, inspiration for activists abroad

PARIS (AP) — The guilty verdict in the trial over George Floyd's death was not just celebrated in America. It signaled hope for those seeking racial justice and fighting police brutality on the other ...

Macron to do away with France's top school for elite

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday detailed plans to do away with an elite academic institution that's a pillar of the country's power establishment, replacing it with a more eg...

Macron reveals more torture by French army in Algeria war

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron has met with four grandchildren of an Algerian independence fighter to tell them that Ali Boumendjel had been tortured and killed by French soldiers in 1957. ...

Dragnet, planned law boost French fight of Islamist radicals

PARIS (AP) — More than three dozen police officers descended on a small private school in Paris, blocked the 92 students inside their classrooms, took photos everywhere, even inside the refrigerator, ...

Lawmakers debate bill to rout out radical Islam in France

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers tackle a bill on Monday to dig up radical Islam by its roots in the country, beliefs that authorities maintain are creeping into public services, associations, some schoo...

Vaccine rollout faces challenges in France's poorest region

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — Samia Dridi, who was born, raised and works as a nurse in Saint-Denis, fears for her impoverished town, recalling how the coronavirus cut an especially deadly path through t...

Class-action lawsuit: French police discriminate in checks

PARIS (AP) — In a first for France, six nongovernmental organizations launched a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the French government for alleged systemic discrimination by police officers car...

Woman ruled dead in 2017 fights to be declared alive

PARIS (AP) — Frenchwoman Jeanne Pouchain has an unusual problem. She's officially dead. She has been trying for three years to prove that she is alive. The 58-year-old woman says she...