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PARIS (AP) — With boos and whistles, French farmers gave President Emmanuel Macron a piece of their mind at a major agriculture event where he was trying to promote his policies.Macron was supposed to visit the Paris Agriculture Fair all day Saturday — a key moment to address French …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — On a snowboard and skis, Ester Ledecka is a history-making Olympic gold medalist.One of the surprising breakout stars of the Winter Games, the Czech pulled double-duty on the slopes in Pyeongchang and became the first to win snowboarding's parallel giant …
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — John Shuster's last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked it into another, sending them both skittering out of scoring range.Five yellow-handled American rocks were left behind.The score, known as a …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Czech snow star Ester Ledecka won the second leg of an unheard-of Olympic double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding's parallel giant slalom to go with her surprise skiing victory in the Alpine super-G a week earlier. Norway's third-place finish in the new …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):10:20 p.m.Top favorite Lee Seung-hoon skated a masterful race and unleashed a final sprint that no one could match to take gold for South Korea in the men's mass start at the Pyeongchang Olympics.Behind …
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Three female Nobel Peace laureates began a weeklong trip to Bangladesh on Saturday to meet Rohingya Muslim women who were tortured and raped by soldiers in Myanmar before fleeing the country.During their visit, Iran's Shirin Ebadi, Yemen's Tawakkol Karman and …
MILAN (AP) — As fashion and politics clashed in Milan's main squares and runways on Saturday, Giorgio Armani offered his remedy for the increasingly violent tones surfacing in his native Italy's divisive election campaign — and in shock fashion shows.Multiple political manifestations …
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security and judicial officials say authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man who is suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait.A senior official with Lebanon's General Security Directorate refused to provide …
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — For years, Russia has worked to gain influence in Southeast Europe, using Serbia as a foothold to establish a friendly pocket on a hostile continent.The European Union finally is pushing back. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is embarking on a …
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders.They are the other victims of USA Gymnastics.Thirteen former U.S. gymnasts and three coaches interviewed by The …
PATNA, India (AP) — A speeding jeep plowed through a group of schoolchildren crossing a road in eastern India on Saturday, killing nine and injuring 10 of them.The jeep first hit and injured two adult female pedestrians. While trying to escape from the spot, it hit the children, who were …
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A Ukrainian opposition lawmaker who helped uncover off-the-books payments to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman said Saturday that a one-time Austrian chancellor was among the European politicians secretly paid to lobby for Ukraine.The lawmaker's claim …
BEIRUT (AP) — A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least five people dead and more than a dozen wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to nearly 500, including scores of women and children.The …
BARE SCARE: NAKED MAN FIRES GUN, FLEES AFTER CRASHWILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man crashed his vehicle into another car, got out, stripped naked, fired a gun into the air and ran off into the woods in North Carolina.Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a feel-good love story about snowboarders that made Russia smile.Four years later, Vic Wild and Alena Zavarzina are still married and still riding.But boy did this get complicated.Wild, the American-born rider who now competes for Russia, finished out …
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Move over, Mike Eruzione.You've got company.John Shuster delivered another Miracle on Ice for the Americans, only this one came with brooms instead of hockey sticks.For one day, at least, the United States is a curling nation.The team that became a cultural …
TUNA AL-GABAL, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's Antiquities Ministry has announced the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo.The ministry said Saturday that the large cemetery is located north of Tuna al-Gabal area, a vast archaeological site on the edge …
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has left a decision whether to reinstate Russia to the Pyeongchang Olympics until the day of the closing ceremony.The IOC must announce by Sunday if the Russian Olympic Committee will be readmitted to the Olympic family …
BERLIN (AP) — The European Central Bank said Saturday it has determined that Latvia's crisis-struck ABLV Bank is failing or likely to fail, and the bank will be wound up under its home country's law.On Monday, Latvia's financial regulator ordered ABLV, Latvia's third-largest bank by assets, …
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has fined one of the leading activists behind the 2011 uprising 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($565) during his re-trial over insulting the judiciary.Saturday's ruling on Ahmed Douma, reported by the state-run Al Ahram newspaper, is a response to his appeal against a …

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