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France to restrict travel from Britain to fight omicron

PARIS (AP) — France will sharply restrict travel to and from Britain because of fast-spreading cases of the omicron coronavirus variant, putting limits on reasons for traveling and requiring 48-hour ...

Confronting France's colonial past: Harkis eye reparations

When Algerian-born Serge Carel joined the army of colonial power France during the Algerian war of independence in 1957, he felt incredibly proud. "My whole family was working with the French &m...

France's Macron unveils model of new, green high-speed train

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday unveiled a mock-up of the next generation of greener super high-speed trains, known in France as TGVs — four decades after the first TGV was lau...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 27, the 178th day of 2021. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27...

New Orleans Museum of Art announces 3 big gifts in 1 month

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Museum of Art has announced a major gift to its photography department - the third such announcement this month. Collectors Cherye R. and James F. ...

UK boats try to move whales away from huge naval exercise

LONDON (AP) — Marine wildlife experts will try Thursday to move a pod of bottlenose whales from Scottish coastal waters where Europe’s largest naval exercise is about to begin. Exerc...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 27, the 179th day of 2020. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June ...

AP PHOTOS: World frozen in time amid virus lockdown

LONDON (AP) — It's early evening on a Friday, a time that signals the end of the workweek in many parts of the world and the middle of the weekend in most others. Instead of getting...

Historic Paris train station evacuated due to nearby fire

PARIS (AP) — Police evacuated an historic Paris train station on Friday after a fire engulfed multiple vehicles and sent a large cloud of black smoke over the neighborhood. Police sa...

Thousands march in Paris to protest pension reform plan

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of protesters opposed to the French government's plan to revamp the retirement system marched through Paris on Saturday, the 24th day of crippling strikes. In ...

Protesters block Paris subway on 19th day of pension strikes

PARIS (AP) — Striking French train workers blocked passengers from boarding one of the few subways functioning in Paris on Monday, leading to a standoff with police on the 19th day of nationwide strik...

French protest retirement changes, travel disruptions abound

PARIS (AP) — Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists who joined a wave of protests against the government's overhaul of France's retirement system, as highway blockad...

Young and old march in unity, fear at French pension change

PARIS (AP) — Anger, solidarity, tear gas and frozen noses. That pretty well sums up the atmosphere inside Thursday’s mass Paris protest by demonstrators from across the generations a...

The Latest: French protesters set fires amid strikes

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on strikes in France (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Small groups of protesters are hurling flares, smashing store windows and setting fires in...

Varlamov, Islanders blank Sabres in 9th straight win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 on Saturday night for their ninth straight win. Derick Brassard scored in t...