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  • Greek leader heads to Brussels to defend deal proposal

    Greece's prime minister was heading to high-level meetings in Brussels on Wednesday to try to persuade the country's creditors to accept a proposal that might unlock much-delayed bailout loans and save the country from financial disaster. With Greece...
  • Federer loses to pal Wawrinka in Paris; Tsonga into semis

    Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precision the world has come to expect from the 17-time Grand Slam champion. There were other unusual sights in Federer'...
  • Hermione set to dock in Yorktown Friday

    Hermione set to dock in Yorktown Friday
    As part of its first voyage to the U.S., the 18th century replica of the Hermione is set to make its debut in Yorktown. The ship is set to dock along the Yorktown Waterfront around 8 a.m. Friday, according to a news release. Public deck tours of the ship...
  • France awaits Vatican word on ambassador said to be gay

    The French government is expecting the Vatican to decide within days whether to approve the nomination of a respected diplomat who is said to be gay as French ambassador to the Holy See. Paris is hoping that Laurent Stefanini wins approval five months...
  • Paris police evacuate hundreds of migrants from tent camp

    Paris police evacuated hundreds of migrants Tuesday from a makeshift tent camp near a major train station and tourist area, then bulldozed their leftover debris from a patch of pavement that had become a symbol of Europe's migrant crisis. The migrants,...
  • American held in Yemen freed, French hostage pleas for help

    A freelance journalist who was among several Americans held by Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen was set free Monday as a French hostage abducted in Yemen by an unknown party appeared in a video pleading for help. State Department spokeswoman Marie...
  • U.S. insists John Kerry's broken leg won't hinder Iran talks

    U.S. insists John Kerry's broken leg won't hinder Iran talks
    Secretary of State John Kerry headed home Monday to Boston from Geneva, Switzerland, for surgery on his broken leg, as U.S. officials insisted that his injury would not hinder his participation in nuclear negotiations with Iran. With an end-of-June...
  • Global Greeter Network: Free tour of France with new friends

     Global Greeter Network: Free tour of France with new friends
    Who said the French were inhospitable? Nonsense. Those uninformed have not used the Global Greeter Network. Started in New York City in 1992, the network has evolved into a worldwide organization of volunteer tour guides. Why? These unpaid ambassadors...
  • American held in Yemen freed; French hostage pleas for help

    American held in Yemen freed; French hostage pleas for help
    One of several Americans held by Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen was set free on Monday, a U.S. official said, as a French hostage abducted in Yemen by an unknown party appeared in a video pleading for help. The rebels, known as Houthis, seized...
  • Paris auction of Hopi artifacts decried in US stirs protest

    Security guards removed two silent protesters wearing face paint from a Paris auction hall Monday amid criticism over the sale of Hopi artifacts that tribal leaders and U.S. officials call sacred. Decrying their "propaganda," an auctioneer at the famed...
  • French foreign minister hopeful about Iranian nuclear deal

    France's foreign minister believes there's a good chance that world powers will reach a deal with Iran curbing its nuclear activities, but is insisting on sufficient access to military facilities for international inspections. U.S. and Iranian...