French ex-prime minister found guilty of fraud

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court has found French former prime minister Francois Fillon guilty of having used public funds to pay his wife and children for work they never performed. His ...

Protesters try to seize African artwork from Paris museum

PARIS (AP) — Activists dislodged a 19th century African funeral pole from its perch in a Paris museum Friday and tried to walk away with it, saying they wanted to return it to Africa in a protest agai...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 17, the 138th day of 2020. There are 228 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 17, 179...

Landmark Lebanese hotel folds amid virus, economic crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — One of Lebanon’s landmark hotels that survived the country’s bloody 15-year civil war and various other bouts of fighting is shutting down amid the country's economic crisis and coronavi...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 20, the 80th day of 2020. There are 286 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 20, ...

Ex-French prime minister’s wife is key figure in fraud trial

PARIS (AP) — For over three decades, Penelope Fillon was the very discreet wife of a prominent politician who became France’s prime minister. She is now at center stage of a fraud trial in Paris for w...

Former French prime minister and wife go on trial for fraud

PARIS (AP) — He could have been president of France. Instead, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon is going on trial to face fraud charges after he used public funds to richly pay his wife and childr...

Britain's EU Journey: When Blair's EU aspirations faded away

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. ...

Macron grows angry with Israeli security during church visit

JERUSALEM (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday lost his temper with Israeli security agents during a visit to a French church in Jerusalem and angrily ordered a policeman to leave the ...

British ex-PM skipped 'street cred' of Olympics for cricket

LONDON (AP) — For one British prime minister, choosing between the Olympics Games and cricket was a no-brainer. Archival records released by the U.K. government on Tuesday reveal th...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childho...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer ...

Taiwan's National Palace Musuem unveils world mask exhibition at Chiayi branch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new exhibition in Chiayi showcasing exquisitely made masks from four continents explores the diverse traditions and cultures of various societies. The National Palace...

2020 Tour de France: Mountains galore for pure climbers

PARIS (AP) — Like a giant roller-coaster from start to finish over five mountain ranges, next year's Tour de France will feature new summits and only a few time-trial kilometers. Tha...

France's retirement overhaul: Macron's greatest challenge?

PARIS (AP) — As French workers strike and protest over plans to lower pensions and delay the retirement age, President Emmanuel Macron is stepping up to advocate for his planned reforms. ...