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EU urged to act against pesticides to fight insect decline

BRUSSELS (AP) — Environmental groups are urging the European Union to take drastic action to protect insects, saying in a report Tuesday that more than 40% of the world's insect species are in decline because of pesticide use and industrial farming...

 

Belgians urged to double down on fries, do national duty

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a country that claims to be the real birthplace of the finger food that Americans have the temerity to call french fries, rescuing the potato industry might easily be a matter of Belgian national pride. So while a coronavirus...

 

EU leaders fail to agree on 2050 climate goal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have failed to back a plan to make the bloc's economy carbon neutral by 2050 in spite of promises to fight harder against climate change. Ahead of a U.N. meeting in the fall, the proposal was relegated to a...

 

Macron: France to rebuild Notre Dame 'even more beautifully'

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Tuesday to rebuild Paris' beloved Notre Dame Cathedral "even more beautifully" after a raging fire destroyed its spire and its roof but spared most of the structure, including the church's twin...

 

Yellow vest protesters continue their roundabout fight

SENLIS, France (AP) — The roundabout outside Senlis in the northern Oise region close to the busiest of France's highways is more than just asphalt with cars and trucks circling around it. With its makeshift grocery, camp beds and community...

 

Ex-French president Sarkozy held on Gadhafi claims

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A...

 

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Pilgrims and lentils on Tour's Stage 15

RODEZ, France (AP) — Having scaled the Jura and Vosges mountains in the east and the Pyrenees in the south, the Tour de France winds into the Massif Central, the fourth of five ranges the race is riding through. The Alps are last, next week. Laissa...

 

Petition urges Obama to run for president - of France

PARIS (AP) — "Oui on peut!" The slogan on posters in Paris streets translates as "Yes We Can!" Heard that before? The people behind the campaign are urging former U.S President Barack Obama to join the French presidential race. Their online petitio...

 

Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollution

PARIS (AP) — In a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two train stations in the French capital. Two electric-power EZ10 minibuses, which can carry up to six...

 

Zero-emission boat prepares for round-the-world odyssey

PARIS (AP) — The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring. Energy Observer, a former multi-hull race boat converted into a green vessel equipped with solar panels,...

 

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