- Gasquet & German teen Zverev reach Open Sud de France semis Updated: Feb-05-16 5:11 pm
MONTPELLIER, France - Defending champion Richard Gasquet of France defeated Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Open Sud de France semifinals on Friday.
- Russia says it will offer new ideas to restart Syria talks Updated: Feb-05-16 4:24 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Facing Western criticism over the halt to Syria peace talks, Russia said Friday it plans to present new ideas on how to restart peace efforts at a meeting of nearly 20 key nations on Feb. 11.
- The Latest: France says Turkey must fight trafficking groups Updated: Feb-05-16 3:19 pm
BERLIN - The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):
- Media leaders urge tougher protection for journalists Updated: Feb-05-16 12:33 pm
PARIS - World media executives are urging governments to stop looking at journalists as the enemy, and to better protect reporters covering wars, crime and corruption.
- Belgium to hire 1,000 more police to combat radicalism Updated: Feb-05-16 12:21 pm
BRUSSELS - The Belgian government on Friday approved a sweeping plan to combat Islamic radicalism and the threat of extremist violence by hiring 1,000 new police officers over the next four years.
- France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets Updated: Feb-05-16 11:36 am
PARIS - French supermarkets will be forbidden from destroying unsold food and encouraged to donate to charities or farms instead as part of a national campaign against food waste.
- Mladenovic to open against Giorgi in Fed Cup 1st round Updated: Feb-05-16 8:08 am
MARSEILLE, France - Kristina Mladenovic will open against Camila Giorgi when France meets Italy in the first round of the Fed Cup on Saturday.
- Protesting chauffeurs disrupt access to Paris airport Updated: Feb-05-16 7:55 am
PARIS - Protesting chauffeurs have moved to Paris' city center after having disrupted access to the Charles de Gaulle airport for a few hours, amid tensions between traditional taxis and app-based car services as the government loosens regulations in the evolving sector.
- French activists denounce abuse of authority after attacks Updated: Feb-05-16 6:44 am
PARIS - French police have rounded up hundreds of suspects and searched more than 3,000 homes under a state of emergency since the November extremist attacks on Paris - but much of the action involves drug cases or similar crime, not terrorism.
- French premier pushes law to revoke terrorists' citizenship Updated: Feb-05-16 4:49 am
PARIS - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is appealing to legislators to approve a divisive bill, prompted by last year's attacks on Paris, that would revoke the French citizenship of convicted terrorists with dual nationality.
- Saint-Etienne beats Rennes, moves to 5th in French league Updated: Feb-04-16 6:36 pm
PARIS - Saint-Etienne claimed a first away win in more than four months and moved up to fifth in the French league standings with a 1-0 victory at Rennes on Thursday.
- Paris attack leader said he slipped in with 90 extremists Updated: Feb-04-16 12:22 pm
PARIS - The Belgian who led the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris bragged that he slipped into France with a group of 90 extremists from Europe and the Middle East, according to testimony from the woman who tipped police to his location.
- 'Black Swan' choreographer quits Paris ballet amid tensions Updated: Feb-04-16 11:24 am
PARIS - Dancer Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed for the 2010 movie "Black Swan" and is married to its star, Natalie Portman, announced Thursday he's stepping down as dance director at Paris' premier ballet company.
- Shakespeare on stage in squalid migrant camp in France Updated: Feb-03-16 3:20 pm
CALAIS, France - "This, above all, to thine own self be true."
- Kevin Magnussen replaces Pastor Maldonado in Renault F1 team Updated: Feb-03-16 1:00 pm
GUYANCOURT, France - Former McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen is Renault's new driver this year in the French carmaker's return to Formula One as a racing team.
- Hundreds of French chauffeurs stage counter-protest to taxis Updated: Feb-03-16 9:42 am
PARIS - About 300 French chauffeurs are staging a counter-protest after repeated demonstrations by taxi drivers against looser industry regulations.
- Relegation to remain at 3 teams in French league Updated: Feb-03-16 9:10 am
PARIS - The French football league has lost its bid to reduce the number of teams relegated from the topflight next season from three to two.
- French Caribbean facing Zika epidemic, taking extra measures Updated: Feb-03-16 8:50 am
PARIS - Two French regions in the Caribbean face an epidemic of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which was just declared a global public health emergency, and France's government is sending extra hospital equipment and preparing extra medical staff to combat it, the health minister said Wednesday.
- Fulltime Europe border controls could cost France billions Updated: Feb-03-16 8:27 am
BRUSSELS - Reintroducing permanent border controls in Europe's passport free travel area to respond to the refugee emergency could cost France more than a billion euros a year and perhaps 10 times that longer-term.
- Paris police clear sprawling Roma camp at city's edge Updated: Feb-03-16 7:07 am
PARIS - Police cleared a sprawling slum-like camp along railroad tracks on the edge of Paris that housed hundreds of Roma, citing sanitary concerns.
- Candidates vie for secretary of state post after scandal Updated: Feb-02-16 9:22 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The fall election for New Mexico secretary of state will pit Democratic Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver against Republican state Rep. Nora Espinoza of Roswell in the wake of a scandal that landed the state election agency's former chief in jail.
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona lead AP Global Football Poll Updated: Feb-02-16 1:55 pm
LONDON, England - Cristiano Ronaldo led the way at the summit of the Associated Press Global Football 10 on Tuesday, after scoring a hat trick in Real Madrid's resounding 6-0 win against Espanyol.
- Castro meets with French officials to boost business ties Updated: Feb-02-16 1:47 pm
PARIS - Cuban President Raul Castro held a series of meetings with senior French officials on Tuesday, the second day of a state visit to France aimed at boosting business ties between the two countries.
- EU unveils plan to curb funding to extremists Updated: Feb-02-16 11:33 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union unveiled new measures to curb the financing of extremist groups Tuesday amid calls for more action following last year's attacks in Paris.
- Tony Parker could miss Olympics because of wife's pregnancy Updated: Feb-02-16 9:34 am
PARIS - San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker could miss the Olympics because of the expected birth of his second son.