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$500K in Bitcoin sent from France to US far-right groups

PARIS (AP) — A French computer programmer transferred more than $500,000 in Bitcoin to far-right activists just before his death last month, including some involved in last week’s riot in Washington, ...

World warily watches America's postelection aftershocks

PARIS (AP) — For America's allies and rivals alike, the chaos unfolding during Donald Trump's final days as president is the logical result of four years of global instability brought on by the man wh...

Verdicts due for 14 over links to Jan. 2015 Paris attackers

PARIS (AP) — The terrorism trial of 14 people linked to the January 2015 Paris attacks on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket ends Wednesday after three months punctuated by ne...

Hunger study predicts 168,000 pandemic-linked child deaths

PARIS (AP) — Economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has set back decades of progress against the most severe forms of malnutrition and is likely to kill 168,000 children before any global reco...

WHO tries to bolster fragile funding with new foundation CEO

PARIS (AP) — Hoping to strengthen its funding, the World Health Organization is appointing a CEO to a foundation intended to bring in more private donations, which should leave the global health body ...

A day in the life of a COVID ward: Just trying to hold on

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — It’s 2 p.m. in the intensive care ward of Marseille’s La Timone hospital, and Dr. Julien Carvelli is phoning families hit by the second wave of the coronavirus with news about...

24 hours in the ICU: Fighting for an open bed in coronavirus

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Four more calls to go, each with careful words, painful silences. It’s 2 p.m. in the intensive care ward of Marseille’s La Timone hospital, and Dr. Julien Ca...

As virus spikes, Europe runs low on ICU beds, hospital staff

PARIS (AP) — In Italy lines of ambulances park outside hospitals awaiting beds, and in France the government coronavirus tracking app prominently displays the intensive care capacity taken up by COVID...

French schools reopen in mourning after beheading of teacher

PARIS (AP) — French schools reopened Monday for the first time since the beheading of a teacher who opened a class debate on free speech by showing students caricatures of the prophet of Islam, in mou...

Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violence

PARIS (AP) — It’s been targeted again and again, threatened and firebombed and struck in an attack that killed a dozen staff members, but satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo won’t stop poking fun...

French police search homes of top officials in virus probe

PARIS (AP) — French police searched the homes of the former prime minister, the current and former health ministers and other top officials Thursday in an investigation into the government response to...

Harvest workers among COVID world's last regular travelers

ROCCA DE' GIORGI, Italy (AP) — Her hands were hardly visible, so quickly did they press the clippers before dropping grape clusters into red plastic bins. Some distance behind her, in the next row ove...

Push to bring coronavirus vaccines to the poor faces trouble

LONDON (AP) — An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes, refrigeration and vaccines themselve...

Charlie Hebdo artist seized by gunmen recalls sheer terror

PARIS (AP) — The Charlie Hebdo caricaturist who was forced at gunpoint to open the satirical newspaper’s door to two al-Qaida extremists described on Tuesday the moments of sheer terror from the attac...

Lebanese have little hope blast probe will lead to truth

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s judicial investigation of the Beirut port explosion started with political wrangling over the naming of a lead investigator, military threats to jail leakers and doubts over wh...