Platini arrested as part of 2022 World Cup investigation

PARIS (AP) — A justice official in France says former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup. Confirming a report published...

AP PHOTOS: Make-believe soldiers recreate D-Day ambiance

LA CAMBE, France (AP) — Make-believe pilots in faded flight suits. Men in steel helmets, driving lovingly restored jeeps. Women dressed as French resistance fighters or wartime factory workers. ...

Women at war: Backstage heroines in D-Day's 75th anniversary

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — Women didn't get much of a mention in the 75th anniversary commemorations of D-Day that focused largely on the fighting exploits of men, yet without them Adolf Hitler wouldn...

Reenactors all have their reason to mark D-Day

LA CAMBE, France (AP) — Make-believe pilots in faded flight suits. Men in steel helmets, driving lovingly restored jeeps. Women dressed as French resistance fighters or wartime factory workers. ...

American, British veterans recreate D-Day parachute drops

CARENTAN, France (AP) — Parachutists are jumping over Normandy again, just as soldiers did 75 years ago for D-Day — but this time without being shot at. With the throb of their engin...

South of D-Day beaches, another slaughter is remembered

CHAMBOIS, France (AP) — D-Day marked only the beginning of the Allied struggle to wrest Europe from the Nazis. A commemoration Tuesday served as a reminder of this, in the village of...

D-Day joy, hell for civilians told anew with virtual reality

CAEN, France (AP) — The emotion of being liberated from Nazi occupation was so sweet and intense that the French refugees burst into song, a spontaneous rendition of "La Marseillaise" that echoed arou...

Tennis and tropical plants: New French Open court is wild

PARIS (AP) — Tennis and tropical plants: The stunning new court at the French Open is, quite literally, wild. Surrounded on all four sides by greenhouses filed with exotic plants, th...

'War is ugly': For French vet, D-Day's lessons are timeless

OUISTREHAM, France (AP) — There were countless times on D-Day and in the fighting in Normandy that followed when Leon Gautier could have been killed or grievously wounded. He and his...

Is that Dad? 75 years on, D-Day history still being written

LUDRES, France (AP) — After decades of searching, Andre Gantois had lost hope. The retired French postal worker figured he'd likely go to his grave without ever knowing who his fathe...

In Notre Dame fire, embers of unity for a fractured France

PARIS (AP) — In Paris' heart, a charred and gaping hole. But also a rallying cry. The disfigurement of Notre Dame, the splendid cathedral that has watched over the French capital for...

France: Ex-champ swimmer admits 'shame' at child rape trial

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — A court in southwest France has heard how a French former swimming champion who went on to manage one of France's most successful ice hockey teams wormed his way into the trust...

Paris under siege: Tear gas, fury on the Champs-Elysees

PARIS (AP) — Late Friday night, the air on the Champs-Elysees was thick with perfume: heady blends of lavender, rose and other enticing scents wafting out of chic boutiques and perfumeries aglitter wi...

PSG appears victim of its own success in France

PARIS (AP) — This week will help answer the question of whether Paris Saint-Germain's gazillions are turning the ambitious club into a true force in Europe or have simply made it the biggest fish in t...

French police close probe into Interpol disappearance

PARIS (AP) — French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the disappearance and subsequent detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his...