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What’s happening: Virus fears hit Africa, markets, churches

PARIS (AP) - Amusement parks, sports events, religious gatherings, even school. More and more things in a growing swath of the world are now...

Italy tries a return to some normalcy after virus closures

ROME (AP) - Authorities in Italy moved Friday to reopen schools and museums amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country which has the most...

Italy tries a return to some normalcy after virus closures

ROME (AP) - Authorities in Italy moved Friday to re-open schools and museums amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country which has the most...

UK court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns

LONDON (AP) - Heathrow Airport's plans to increase capacity of Europe's biggest travel hub by over 50% were stalled Thursday when a British court...

Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

PARIS (AP) - Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France's equivalent of the Oscars - where his latest movie leads this...

Italy seeks to calm fears in Europe as cases, deaths rise

ROME (AP) - Italy sought international support for its virus containment efforts Wednesday even as its caseload reached 374, people linked to Italy got...

Italy seeks to calm fears in Europe as cases, deaths rise

ROME (AP) - Italy sought Wednesday to rally international support for its efforts to contain the country's virus outbreak even as its death toll...

Watchdog toughens global financial scrutiny of Iran

PARIS (AP) - An international agency monitoring terrorism funding announced tough new financial scrutiny of Iran on Friday and added seven countries to a...

Defense lawyers say they will seek French asylum for Assange

PARIS (AP) - Julian Assange's European defense team said Thursday it will try to seek asylum in France for the Wikileaks founder, whose full...

New French health minister takes up post with raised profile

Incoming French health minister, Olivier Veran, a lawmaker and doctor, was handed the keys to his new ministry on Monday while it is in...