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  • new storyMarseille signs Portugal defender Rolando 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:27 pm

    PARIS - Forced to restructure after the unexpected departure of its coach earlier this month, Marseille bolstered its porous defense by signing three new players including Portugal international Rolando on the final day of Europe's transfer window.

  • new storyOregon guardsman who helped stop train attack returns home 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:59 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Ten days ago, Oregon Army National Guard specialist Alek Skarlatos helped stop a terrorist attack on a high-speed train traveling through Belgium. On Sunday night, he returned to Oregon, looking weary and dressed in plaid and khakis.

  • EU struggles for answers as migrant influx raises tensions story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-31-15 3:48 pm

    BRUSSELS - French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed harsh government policy for the deaths of dozens of migrants crammed into a truck.

  • Man United turns to Monaco again in bid to sign Martial story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 2:05 pm

    MANCHESTER, England - For the second straight year, Manchester United is turning to French club Monaco to solve its striker shortage in the final hours of Europe's summer transfer window.

  • EU gives France 5 million euros for new Calais migrant camp 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 12:13 pm

    PARIS - Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Wednesday that firmness must accompany humanity in dealing with Europe's ongoing migrant crisis as officials announced plans for a new refugee center in Calais, where thousands of migrants have gathered in hopes of sneaking across the English Channel to Britain.

  • Germany open to new 4-way Ukraine summit 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 10:40 am

    BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's open to holding a new summit with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France but that there would have to be hope of progress for it to make sense.

  • Travelers stranded as striking French workers block Calais 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 9:02 am

    PARIS - Some travelers trying to cross the English Channel are stranded because French workers are blockading the port of Calais.

  • Monaco puts money first with Martial expected sale 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 9:02 am

    PARIS - Not so long ago, Monaco was splashing cash to lure football's biggest stars. In a complete change of commercial strategy, it is now getting rid of Anthony Martial, one of the brightest young players in French football.

  • UN climate negotiators work in Bonn on deal to fight warming 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 8:28 am

    STOCKHOLM - U.N. climate talks began anew Monday in Germany, three months before world governments are supposed to adopt a landmark deal to fight global warming.

  • 2 journalists charged in Moroccan king blackmail claim trap 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:09 am

    PARIS - Two French journalists facing extortion charges on accusations that they tried to blackmail Moroccan King Mohammed VI say they were trapped into the agreement.

  • Travelers stranded as striking French workers block Calais 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 5:22 pm

    PARIS - Some travelers trying to cross the English Channel are stranded because French workers are blockading the port of Calais.

  • City doesn't waste Chelsea slip, Madrid wins big in Spain 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 7:50 pm

    LONDON - Chelsea's Premier League title defense is already floundering after a rare home loss let Manchester City increase its lead following a fourth consecutive win on Saturday.

  • Fekir scores 1st league hat trick as Lyon beats Caen 4-0 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 5:59 pm

    France forward Nabil Fekir scored his first French league hat trick Saturday as last year's runner-up Lyon won 4-0 at Caen, while Reims moved provisionally top with a 4-1 victory at Lorient.

  • More ID, bag checks on Europe's trains after foiled attack story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 3:02 pm

    PARIS - European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interior minister said Saturday.

  • Leaders discuss possible new Ukraine summit, France says 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 11:37 am

    BERLIN - The leaders of France, Germany and Russia have spoken by phone and are exploring the possibility of a summit with Ukraine's president about the conflict in the country's east.

  • Where to house Europe's migrants? Schools, barracks, parks 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 5:50 am

    PARIS - With more and more refugees appearing in Europe daily this summer, cities and towns are grappling with a basic but crucial problem: Where can they all sleep?

  • Correction: France-Stopping the Wolves story 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 5:28 am

    PARIS - In a story Aug. 24 about terrorist attacks, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the percentage of attacks for which extremist groups have claimed responsibility. Extremist groups have claimed responsibility for only 35 percent of attacks that can be attributed to them, not 65 percent.

  • Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:43 pm

    PARIS - Europe's rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world's fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID.

  • School fund set for US man who helped thwart France attack 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:41 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - A California university has established a scholarship fund to assist one of the men who helped subdue a gunman on a high-speed train traveling to Paris.

  • As markets drop, question is: will the Chinese still shop? 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 11:14 am

    BICESTER, England - The designer outlet mall of Bicester Village is set in the English countryside near Oxford, but it might as well be in China.

  • Midfielder Veloso back for Portugal against France, Albania 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 10:51 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Miguel Veloso earned his first call-up in a year as Portugal coach Fernando Santos announced his 24-man squad for an exhibition game against France and a European Championship qualifying match in Albania.

  • French police dismantle Roma camp on Paris outskirts 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:13 pm

    LA COURNEUVE, France - Police, working swiftly in the pouring rain, cleared out one of France's biggest and oldest Roma camps on Thursday, dismantling a sprawling network of makeshift shelters that housed hundreds of people.

  • UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 1:00 pm

    MONACO - Draw made Thursday for the UEFA Champions League group stage:

  • Monaco seeks forgiveness for deporting Jews during WWII story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:55 am

    MONACO - In an unprecedented gesture of repentance, Monaco's Prince Albert II apologized Thursday for his country's role in deporting Jews to Nazi camps - seven decades after police rounded up scores of people from the seaside principality, including those who had sought refuge from the Holocaust in what they thought was a safe and neutral land.

  • PSG aiming to maintain perfect start against Monaco 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:02 am

    Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain faces its toughest opposition of the fledgling season as it travels to the principality to face Monaco on Sunday night.