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Native artifact sale in Paris makes $1.6 million

PARIS (AP) — A French auction house that ignored a plea by the U.S. Embassy to delay an auction of sacred Hopi masks sold them briskly Monday along with other contested Native American artifacts for […]

12/09/2013

Nearly 200 skydivers, from all over the world, perform a group jump, a day after two skydivers were killed after colliding in midair during a jump from Skydive Arizona, at Eloy Municipal Airport, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Eloy, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Skydivers return to Arizona site where 2 died

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Skydivers from around the world returned to the air Wednesday at a popular Arizona skydiving location that was the site of a deadly mishap involving two parachutists a day earlier. Two […]

12/04/2013

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Barcelona-Paris bullet train starts up on Dec. 15

MADRID (AP) – The leaders of Spain and France have announced that a new high-speed rail link between their countries will be inaugurated on Dec. 15. Speaking in Madrid, Spain’s Mariano Rajoy and France’s Francois […]

11/27/2013

Kevin Chenais sits in his mobility scooter in front of an ambulance at St Pancras in London, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Too fat to fly? Stranded Frenchman’s long ordeal

LONDON (AP) — He’s been turned down by planes, trains and even a cruise ship in his quest to return home — and his family says it’s because he has been deemed too fat to […]

11/20/2013

The US  flag flies  on top of the US embassy in front  of the  Reichstag building  that houses the German  Parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Germany, France want US to agree to curb spying

BRUSSELS (AP) — Indignant at reports of U.S. electronic espionage overseas, the leaders of Germany and France said Friday they will insist the Obama administration agree by year’s end to limits that could put an […]

10/25/2013

U.S Ambassador to France Charles H. Rivkin, right, leaves the Foreign Ministry in Paris, after he was summoned Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

France summons US ambassador over spying

WASHINGTON (AP) — The French government has summoned U.S. Ambassador Charles Rivkin to explain a French newspaper report that the National Security Agency swept up 70.3 million French phone records in a 30-day period. Rivkin […]

10/21/2013

Leonarda 15, and Maria Dibrani 17, left, expelled from France last week, in a shelter house in Mitrovica, northern Kosovo, (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

France expels girl to Kosovo after class trip

MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — Leonarda Dibrani was finishing up a field trip when French police showed up at the bus, detaining the 15-year-old schoolgirl in front of her classmates before authorities expelled her to Kosovo […]

10/16/2013

Workers collecting red grapes in the vineyards of the famed Chateau Haut Brion, a Premier Grand Cru des Graves, during the grape harvest in Pessac-Leognan, near Bordeaux, southwestern France on Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)

EU vintners recover from bad harvest

BRUSSELS (AP) — The grape harvest in the European Union has picked up from the extremely bad 2012 season, wine experts said. But key regions in France are still struggling because of bad weather. Several […]

10/16/2013

President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Mario Draghi, left, and Governor of the French National Bank Christian Noyer arrive for a news conference of the European Central Bank at the French National Bank in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Outside US, ripple effects of budget battle feared

PARIS (AP) — Top European officials are keeping a worried eye on the U.S. government shutdown, saying it could pose a risk for the continent’s fledgling recovery. The U.S. has the world’s largest economy and […]

10/02/2013

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France to sanction Google over privacy rules

PARIS (AP) — France said Friday it will fine Google up to 300,000 euros ($402,180) for breaking rules on data privacy. The French agency that regulates information technology says Google Inc. hadn’t satisfactorily responded to […]

09/27/2013

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