Elaine Ganley, The Associated Press

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The Associated Press

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Past articles by Elaine:

France's Macron to talk to Biden amid crisis over submarines

France's government spokesman says President Emmanuel Macron will speak in the coming days with President Joe Biden in their first contact since a major crisis erupted between France and the United States over a submarine deal with Australia → Read More

2 Afghans who trekked to France have lessons for evacuees

PARIS (AP) — One slept on the streets of Paris, the other in a massive makeshift migrant camp in northern France. Nassrullah Youssoufi and Abdul Wali were among more than 1 million refugees and migrants who reached Europe in 2015. The two Afghans don't know each other, but they share a fear-driven past: escaping their homeland on foot, bus, train or ferry and landing in a new country where they… → Read More

French minister decries ‘duplicity’ in U.S. submarine deal

PARIS (AP) — France’s foreign minister on Saturday denounced what he called the “duplicity, disdain and lies” surrounding the sudden rupture of France’s lucrative cont… → Read More

Diplomatic niceties cast aside by France as sub deal ends

PARIS (AP) — Tossing diplomatic niceties out the window, France’s ambassador to Australia on Saturday described as a “huge mistake” the surprise cancellation of a multi-bill… → Read More

Britain ends contract with French startup for vaccines

The U.K. government has canceled an agreement to buy at least 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the French pharmaceutical startup Valneva after alleging that the company breached its contract obligations → Read More

French doctors demand protection from death threats at work

French doctors and scientists are calling on authorities to take action against the insults and threats — including death threats — that many have received during the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

At-risk Afghans fearing Taliban hunker down, wait to leave

A knock at the door could spell doom. Every passing hour seems endless. That’s the new reality for many Afghans who feel they have most to fear from the Taliban and have gone into hiding or a… → Read More

Evacuations in Afghanistan continue, women national soccer players among those out

Afghanistan women’s national soccer team players were among those evacuated. The team was created when women playing sport was seen as a political act of defiance against the Taliban. → Read More

French will need health pass by Monday after court approval

A French constitutional court has validated most aspects of a new law that, starting next week, requires that people carry a special COVID-19 health pass to access cafes, restaurants, long-distance travel and, in some cases, hospitals → Read More

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris

Thousands of people in France have turned out to protest a special virus pass by marching through Paris and other French cities → Read More

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris

Thousands of people in France have turned out to protest a special virus pass by marching through Paris and other French cities → Read More

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people protested France's special virus pass with marches through Paris and other French cities on Saturday. Most demonstrations were peaceful, but sporadic clashes with riot police marked protests in the French capital. → Read More

French far-right chief criticized for her mainstream turn

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is facing stinging criticism for making her party too mainstream, dulling its extremist edge and ignoring grassroots members → Read More

Grand day for the French: Cafe and bistro terraces reopen

PARIS -- It’s a grand day for the French. Cafe and restaurant terraces reopened Wednesday after a six-month coronavirus shutdown deprived residents of the essence of French “joie de vivre” — sipping coffee and red wine with friends. The French government is lifting restrictions incrementally to stave off a resurgence of COVID-19 and to give citizens back some of their world famous lifestyle. As… → Read More

Ransomware hits AXA units in Asia, hurts Ireland healthcare

Russian-speaking cybercriminals have hit subsidiaries of the Paris-based insurer AXA in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines with a ransomware attack → Read More

Ransomware hits AXA units in Asia, hurts Ireland healthcare

Russian-speaking cybercriminals have hit subsidiaries of the Paris-based insurer AXA in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines with a ransomware attack → Read More

Palestinian march in Paris defies ban, is met by tear gas

PARIS (AP) — French riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons Saturday in Paris as protesters supporting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip defied a ban on marching in the French capital. Hundreds of people marched peacefully in other cities in France and elsewhere in Europe. In Paris, protesters scattered and played cat-and-mouse with security forces in the city's northern neighborhoods… → Read More

Floyd verdict sparks hope, inspiration for activists abroad

PARIS (AP) — The guilty verdict in the trial over George Floyd’s death was not just celebrated in America. It signaled hope for those seeking racial justice and fighting police brutalit… → Read More

Floyd verdict sparks hope, inspiration for activists abroad

PARIS (AP) — The guilty verdict in the trial over George Floyd's death was not just celebrated in America. It signaled hope for those seeking racial justice and fighting police brutality on the other side of the Atlantic and beyond, where Black Lives Matter has also become a rallying cry. But the fight is far from over, activists, victims' families and others in Europe, South Africa and… → Read More

France announces soft new virus restrictions in Paris region

Getting large doses of fresh air is being encouraged, meaning that people living in the Paris region and in the north of the country can walk as long as they... → Read More