Hundreds of migrants in Libya flee detention, cite hunger

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of migrants have fled a detention center in coastal Libya and crowded overnight around a U.N. facility, saying they were denied food for weeks. Around 450 peopl...

Besieged by electric scooters, Paris lays down the law

PARIS (AP) — Paris is cracking down on electric scooters after an anarchic year in which startups flooded the city's streets with their vehicles. The French capital has 12 free-float...

Legal document alleges EU migrant 'crimes against humanity'

PARIS (AP) — More than 40,000 people have been intercepted in the Mediterranean and taken to detention camps and torture houses under a European migration policy that is responsible for crimes against...

Europe at crossroads as far right makes big gains in vote

BRUSSELS (AP) — The traditional centrist leaders of Europe have been assailed from the nationalist, anti-immigration far-right and the environmental activist left in polarized, continentwide elections...

AP Exclusive: Europe's far-right wooing the young

BOKRIJK, Belgium (AP) — They are strikingly young, but emphatic that they should not be considered newcomers. Rather, they are claiming the mantle of Old Europe at its most traditional. ...

AP Exclusive: Europe's far-right parties wooing the young

BOKRIJK, Belgium (AP) — They are strikingly young, but emphatic that they should not be considered newcomers. Rather, they are claiming the mantle of Old Europe at its most traditional. ...

Shock, sadness, but no panic: Minutes that saved Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — Fueled by a lattice of centuries-old timbers, the fire moved hungrily across Notre Dame's rooftop toward the cathedral's iconic spire. It belched yellow smoke, spitting out gritty particl...

In the heart of Paris, watching a symbol of France burn

PARIS (AP) — I started running toward the source of the yellow smoke without knowing what it was — only that it was coming from the island in the middle of the Seine at the heart of so much of Paris' ...

Study: Sex torture of migrants _ men and women _ widespread

PARIS (AP) — Migrants trying to reach Europe face routine rape and sexual torture throughout their journey — and especially in Libya — with men facing abuse nearly as routinely as women, according to ...

Fabien Clain, jihadists' voice in 2015 Paris attacks, killed

PARIS (AP) — Fabien Clain was the voice of Islamic State for his home country of France — and above all for its capital city, terrorized by squads of extremists who blew themselves up outside the nati...

Ahead of election, tech could unite Europe's populist groups

PARIS (AP) — The offer by Italy's populist 5-Star Movement to share its web platform with France's "yellow vest" protesters could be a harbinger of what's to come in the upcoming European Parliament e...

Deadly mazes: Paris architecture complicate fire rescues

PARIS (AP) — The firefighters climbed one ladder, hand over hand, then shifted over to a second and sometimes a third ladder, hooked precariously from window ledges eight stories above bare concrete. ...

French yellow vest movement dogged by intolerance, extremism

PARIS (AP) — Intolerance and conspiracy theories have haunted the margins of France's "yellow vest" movement since the first protests over fuel taxes roused the discontented middle of French society. ...

AP Photos: Sanctuary or soft target? Protecting worshippers

From the Vatican's St. Peter's Square to the Great Synagogue of Sydney, armed guards provide earthly protection for worshippers as they seek out the divine. And still an unexpected noise can send a sp...

In Tunisia, the sea takes migrants and brings back bodies

RAS JEBEL, Tunisia (AP) — The boys grew up within sight of the sea that took them away, rambling along paths and climbing rocks that would later be the launching pad for their flimsy rafts. ...