PARIS (AP) — Visitors on Friday were given one last chance to admire a 400-year-old painting found in an attic in southern France and attributed to Italian master Caravaggio, or raise questions...
Monaco stays up despite final-day defeat at Nice
PARIS (AP) — Monaco retained its top-flight status despite losing 2-0 at Riviera rival Nice on the final day of the French league campaign on Friday.
PARIS (AP) — France is taking in a new group of Yazidis including women victimized by the Islamic State group and their children.
The families, a total of 130, were arriving Wednesday night...
PARIS (AP) — A teenager who held four women hostage for hours in a convenience store in the south of France was detained after an hourslong standoff.
Gunman releases hostages in southern France
PARIS (AP) — A 17-year-old gunman took four hostages in a convenience store on the outskirts of the southern French city of Toulouse for more than four hours before releasing them Tuesday, police...
PARIS (AP) — As its prolific attack came to life in the second half, Lille routed Nimes 5-0 in the French league on Sunday to strengthen its grip on second place and automatic qualification for...
GOP sees conflict in Senate bid by election regulator
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party on Thursday urged the state's top election regulator to resign as secretary of state because she is running for the U.S. Senate.
New Mexico top elections chief joins race for US Senate
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced her campaign Wednesday for U.S. Senate in 2020, taking on six-term U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján for the Democratic...
2020 could disrupt New Mexico’s all-male Senate lineage
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A woman is knocking on the door of an enduring boys' club in New Mexico politics, as Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver signals her interest in the 2020 race for U.S....
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top election regulator has filed paperwork to run for U.S. Senate in 2020.
Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Friday registered a...
Extremist Merah’s brother handed 30-year sentence
PARIS (AP) — The brother of Islamic extremist Mohamed Merah has been convicted of complicity to murder for his involvement in a horrific 2012 attack in southern France that killed seven...
Paris Saint-Germain again failed to clinch the French league title after losing 3-2 at Nantes on Wednesday.
PSG could have sealed it this past Sunday and the weekend before that but picked...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top election official has again rejected an attempt to challenge a new gun control law by getting it on the ballot for voters to decide.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver is considering a run for U.S. Senate, setting up a possible 2020 Democratic primary race against U.S. Rep. Ben Ray...
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — A French labor court has ordered the country's rugby federation to pay more than 1 million euros ($1 million) in compensation to former France coach Guy Noves.
French minister attends memorial of Jewish school attack
PARIS (AP) — Amid a recent rise in anti-Semitic acts in France, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has attended a ceremony in Toulouse to mark the 2012 attack on a Jewish school that killed...
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister announced a ban Monday on yellow vest protests along the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris and in two other cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury...
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PARIS (AP) — The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local):
France's prime minister has announced a ban on yellow vest protests on Paris' Champs-Elysees...
PARIS (AP) — Monaco boosted its chances of staying up and slowed down Lille's bid for an automatic Champions League place with a 1-0 away win on Friday.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has turned away Republican legislators' lawsuit challenging Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver's move to require more...
6N: France retain same 23 for Ireland test in Dublin
PARIS (AP) — The same France side which dominated Scotland will take on Ireland on Sunday in Dublin in Six Nations rugby.
After chastening defeats to Wales and England, France was fizzy two...
PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor opened Monday an investigation into an incident involving a police officer allegedly spraying tear gas at a man in a wheelchair during an anti-government...
PARIS (AP) — An own goal from Wesley Lautoa was enough for Lille to tighten its hold on a Champions League qualification place with a 1-0 win over Dijon in the French league on...
France coach Brunel picks new halves pair for Scotland game
PARIS (AP) — France coach Jacques Brunel selected a new halves pairing of scrumhalf Antoine Dupont and flyhalf Romain Ntamack on Tuesday for the Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday.
Although they have never played together at international level, they are club teammates with Toulouse in France's Top 14 league. Brunel dropped scrumhalf Morgan Parra and flyhalf Camille Lopez from the squad.
The Latest: German minister says Airbus must find jobs
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — The Latest on Airbus' announcement that it will stop making the superjumbo A380 (all times local):
Too big to sell: Airbus bids pained adieu to superjumbo A380
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — To passengers, the A380 feels immediately different — spacious, smooth and oddly elegant for a jet so gargantuan. Yet to Airbus, it's become a burden so super-sized that the European manufacturer is ending its production for good.
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Fabregas winner helps struggling Monaco beat Toulouse 1-0
PARIS (AP) — Cesc Fabregas struck the winner for struggling Monaco in a much-needed 2-1 home win against Toulouse in the French league on Saturday.
The former Chelsea, Barcelona and Arsenal midfielder latched onto a loose ball in the penalty area following good work down the left from Gelson Martins, and thumped the ball in just under the crossbar midway through the second half.
Ntamack & Williams to make 6N debuts in France vs Wales
PARIS (AP) — Two players with unpredictability and flair will make their Six Nations debuts for France and Wales at Stade de France on Friday.
Lining up at center for France is 19-year-old Romain Ntamack, who won the world under-20 championship last year and is the son of one of the finest wingers Les Tricolores have produced.
For Wales, Tomos Williams was preferred at scrumhalf while Gareth Davies was in the reserves after recovering from a thigh strain.
Macron: The French military will remain involved in Syria
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says France will remain militarily involved in Syria this year regardless of the U.S. intention to withdraw its troops from the country.
In his New Year speech to the armed forces in Toulouse, in southern France, Macron said Thursday President Donald Trump's decision "must not make us deviate from our goal: eradicating Daesh." He used the Arabic acronym to refer to the Islamic State group.
He added: "Any hasty decision to withdraw would be a mistake."
French yellow vest protests hit 9th week, clash with police
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of yellow vest protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies, and repeated tensions broke out with police.
Sporadic violence broke out during protests in Paris, Bourges, Bordeaux, Rouen, Marseille and Toulouse.
Protesters walked peacefully through central Paris from the Finance Ministry in the east of the French capital to the Arc de Triomphe in the west.
Barcelona seals deal to sign young Toulouse defender Todibo
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona has reached a deal to sign young Toulouse defender Jean-Clair Todibo in July.
Barcelona said Tuesday he will join on a free transfer after his contract with the French club ends on June 30.
The 19-year-old Frenchman joined Toulouse in 2016 and made his first-team debut earlier this season. The central defender has made 10 appearances, all as a starter, and scored in the team's 1-1 draw at Rennes in September.
Mbappe scores winner for PSG as Monaco continues to struggle
PARIS (AP) — Two days after celebrating his 20th birthday, Kylian Mbappe grabbed Paris Saint-Germain's winner against Nantes in a scrappy 1-0 home result on Saturday.
With PSG heading toward a third straight French league draw, Mbappe slid in at the back post to stab home Angel Di Maria's corner from the right in the 68th minute.
It took France's World Cup star to the top of the league scoring charts with 13, and ensured PSG heads into the winter break unbeaten in domestic competitions.
French soccer games postponed because of expected protests
PARIS (AP) — Two French league matches scheduled for Saturday have been postponed amid expected anti-government protests.
The affected games are Paris Saint-Germain against Montpellier and Toulouse against Lyon.
In both cases, the French league says authorities requested the postponement. It says the matches will be rescheduled.
New Mexico certifies election sweep by Democrats
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's State Canvassing Board certified midterm election results Tuesday that consolidate Democratic control over all statewide elected offices and the state's five-member delegation to Capitol Hill.
In lopsided French league, PSG wins without Neymar, Mbappe
PARIS (AP) — Even without stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain keeps winning in the French league.
PSG extended its victorious streak to 14 matches by beating Toulouse 1-0 on Saturday. At the other end of the table, Thierry Henry got his first win with Monaco as manager.
New Mexico election official seeks same-day registration
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver will urge state lawmakers to expand automated voter registration at state agency offices and embrace other initiatives aimed at encouraging voter participation, after record-breaking turnout in the state's midterm election.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Incumbent Maggie Toulouse Oliver wins re-election as New Mexico secretary of state.
3 in the running to be New Mexico’s top elections chief
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Closing loopholes in New Mexico's campaign finance reporting laws and a possible shift to an open primary system in one of the last U.S. holdouts will be among the challenges for the next secretary of state.
Incumbent Democrat Maggie Toulouse Oliver is running for re-election. Her challengers are Republican Gavin Clarkson and Libertarian Ginger Grider.
Turnout surges as New Mexico prepares for more early voting
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is seeing a surge in early voting, and the state's top elections official said she expects the numbers to keep climbing as more voting locations are opened this weekend.
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said Thursday some of the largest turnout is being reported in Dona Ana County, where more than 6,500 residents had cast ballots via absentee ballots or in person as of Wednesday, the majority being registered Democrats.
Aircraft maker Airbus names Guillaume Faury as new CEO
PARIS (AP) — A new chief executive has been named at Airbus. The European aircraft maker's board picked insider Guillaume Faury to replace CEO Tom Enders in April.
The 50-year-old Faury currently serves as president of Airbus' commercial aircraft division. He was CEO of Airbus Helicopters from 2013 until February 2018.
Board Chairman Denis Ranque praised Faury's "global outlook, extensive operational experience, strong personal values and straightforward leadership style" in a statement on Monday.
Toulouse held by Nice to 1-1 in French league
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — Toulouse's winless streak reached five matches after drawing with Nice 1-1 at home in the French league on Friday.
Bassem Srarfi opened the scoring for Nice in the first half and Matthieu Dossevi equalized for the hosts in the second.
Toulouse has four draws and a loss in its last five games. It stayed seventh in the standings.
VAR in spotlight again, this time for not working in France
PARIS (AP) — The video assistant referee system has been much talked about since being used at the World Cup earlier this year — praised by some for spotting fouls, criticized by others for slowing down matches.
On Sunday, VAR attracted attention for another reason altogether: it stopped working during the 1-1 draw between Rennes and Toulouse.
The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico's straight-party voting option (all times local):
The New Mexico Supreme Court is blocking a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from one particular party in all races by marking a single box.
The court made its decision Wednesday after listening to oral arguments about a plan from the state's top elections regulator to reinstate straight-ticket voting in the November general election.
France says Russia satellite spied in ‘Star Wars’ hostility
PARIS (AP) — A Russian satellite "with big ears" cozied up to a French one last year in an apparent effort to eavesdrop on secure military communications, France's defense minister alleged Friday.
In what she said amounted to a "Star Wars" above the Earth, Florence Parly named the Russian satellite as Louch-Olymp. She said it approached the Athena-Fidus, a French-Italian satellite launched in 2014 and used for secure military communications and the planning of operations.
AP Explains: How straight-party voting evolved in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decision by New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver to bring back a straight-party voting option on ballots in November is drawing strong condemnation across the state. Republicans, independents and even some Democrats have denounced the move as illegal and have called it a power grab in a state where registered Democrats outnumber registered GOP voters.
The Latest: New Mexico Supreme Court to hear voting case
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico's straight-party voting option (all times local):
The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in the fight over the secretary of state's decision to reinstate straight-party voting ahead of the upcoming general election.
The court issued an order Tuesday, setting a hearing for Sept. 12 in Santa Fe.
New Mexico counties eye attacking straight-party voting plan
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico counties are planning to denounce an effort by Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver to bring back a straight-party voting option in November.
Dona Ana, San Juan, Curry and Roosevelt county commissions all are scheduled to discuss Tuesday the straight-party voting option with many commissioners expressing the need to publicly oppose the move.
Mbappe scores and gets sent off as PSG wins 4-2 at Nimes
PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappe scored a brilliant late goal and got sent off right at the end of Paris Saint-Germain's pulsating 4-2 win at Nimes in the French league on Saturday.
Two weeks after coming off the bench to score twice against Guingamp, he bailed out PSG with an unstoppable 77th-minute strike to make it 3-2.