Egypt restricts yellow vests sales to avoid copycat protests

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have quietly introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month's anniversary...

In Zimbabwe's crisis, 'we cannot talk of Christmas anymore'

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Dressed as Father Christmas, a man dozes off while sitting in a supermarket in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. No one seems to care. The holiday mood is not catch...

Nicolas Pepe scores last-gasp equalizer, Lille moves to 2nd

PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Pepe underlined his growing importance in Lille's quest for a lucrative Champions League place with a last-gasp penalty in a 1-1 home draw with Reims in the French league on Sunda...

Strasbourg held to 2-2 home draw by struggling Caen

PARIS (AP) — Days after holding runaway league leader Paris Saint-Germain to a draw, Strasbourg was held 2-2 at home by struggling Caen on Sunday. Strasbourg became only the second s...

The Latest: France detains 1,220 after anti-govt protests

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the unrest in France (all times local): 10 a.m. France's Interior Ministry says 1,220 people were taken into custody around France during...

WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

TOP STORIES: SOC--WWCUP-WOMEN'S WORLD CUP DRAW PARIS — Defending champion United States is again placed in a group with Sweden for the Women's World Cup in 2019. Ho...

Ben Arfa scores again as Rennes beats Dijon; Guingamp loses

PARIS (AP) — Winger Hatem Ben Arfa continued his return to form with a fourth goal in 10 league games as Rennes beat Dijon 2-0 Saturday in the French league. The 31-year-old Ben Arfa...

US draws Sweden again for 2019 Women's World Cup

PARIS (AP) — The defending champion United States is again placed in a group with Sweden for the Women's World Cup next summer in France. The draw for soccer's premier tournament was...

Women's World Cup draw set in Paris amid unrest

PARIS (AP) — The 24 teams that qualified for the Women's World Cup are set to learn their opponents for the tournament's group stage next summer in France. Saturday's draw for soccer...

The Latest: Belgium, Netherlands also expecting protests

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France and neighboring countries (all times local): 8:40 a.m. The French yellow vest protest movement is cros...

Paris shutters itself in fear of worsening protest violence

PARIS (AP) — Paris monuments and shopping meccas are locked down and tens of thousands of police are taking position around the country, fearing worsening violence in a new round of anti-government pr...

To the barricades: why a nursery aide joins French protests

VILLENEUVE-LA-GARENNE, France (AP) — With a yellow safety vest tied to her backpack, Mathilde Pouzet set out for Paris on Nov. 17 for her first protest with a grassroots movement that is now shaking F...

The Latest: Macron's government may face no-confidence vote

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 1 p.m. French left-wing opposition parties are seeking a no-confidence vote in President Emmanuel Macr...

Portuguese prison guards stage strike amid prisoner unrest

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese prison guards are walking off the job in an ongoing pay dispute, just days after prisoners rioted at two prisons amid restrictions caused by strikes. ...

Paris fears new protests violence despite Macron's retreat

PARIS (AP) — Paris police and store owners are bracing for new violence at protests Saturday, despite President Emmanuel Macron's surrender over a fuel tax hike that unleashed weeks of unrest. ...