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England's Kieran Trippier, right, challenges for the ball with Croatia's Ivan Strinic during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium.
AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell
July 11, 2018 - 4:45 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Croatia is going to its first World Cup final. Mario Mandzukic scored in the 109th minute to give the Croats a 2-1 victory over England on Wednesday. Croatia will face France on Sunday in the World Cup final. About 10 minutes before Mandzukic scored, defender Sime Vrsaljko headed a...
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A fan of Belgium cheers prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between France and Belgium in Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 10, 2018.
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Justin Udo
July 10, 2018 - 5:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fans packed into a Belgium bar Tuesday to watch their team play in the semifinals. Even though the outcome wasn't to their liking , dozens of people filled The Belgium Cafe in Fairmount to see their team play against France. "It's lovely that all these people are down...
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French players mob France's Samuel Umtiti after he scored the opening goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium.
AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
July 10, 2018 - 4:22 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in 2006. Twelve years after one of soccer's most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in the 51st minute and earn France a 1-0 victory over...
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France's starting players pose for a team photo at the beginning of he quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File
July 10, 2018 - 9:38 am
By Angela Charlton, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — When France's xenophobic fringes disparage the country's diverse World Cup team as more African than European, fans say, "So what?" And then respond with a resounding "Allez les Bleus!" At a time when populist politicians are trying to choke off or...
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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris smiles as he answers to journalists during a press conference at the eve of their semi-final against Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018.
AP Photo/Francisco Seco
July 09, 2018 - 1:40 pm
By Jerome Pugmire, AP Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was back to his best in the World Cup quarterfinals, and he's going to need to be just as good when his team takes on Belgium in the semifinals on Tuesday. The experienced Lloris, set to make his 103rd...
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Redoine Faid and the helicopter he escaped in
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July 03, 2018 - 11:30 am
By Lori Hinnant and Alex turnbull, Associated Press NANTERRE, France (AP) — French investigators believe a team of four or five loyal accomplices carried out the brazen prison helicopter escape of one of France's most notorious criminals. The armed, masked men took a helicopter pilot hostage,...
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The flag-draped coffin of late Auschwitz holocaust survivor and French health minister Simone Veil, is carried during a national tribute before being laid to rest in the crypt of the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris.
AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu
July 01, 2018 - 9:21 am
PARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivor Simone Veil, one of France's most revered politicians, is getting the rare honor of being buried at the Pantheon, where French heroes are interred, one year after her death. Veil was being inhumed Sunday at the Paris monument with her husband Antoine, who died in...
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From left: Australia's Daniel Arzani and France's Kylian Mbappe
AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin and AP Photo/David Vincent
June 22, 2018 - 11:06 am
By Anne M. Peterson, AP Sports Writer SAMARA, Russia (AP) — France's Kylian Mbappe and Australia's Daniel Arzani, the two youngest players at the World Cup with birthdays just 15 days apart, are both having an impact in Russia — in very different ways. Mbappe, the 19-year-old phenom who plays for...
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In this Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, a Chinese national flag at Tiananmen Square flutters against the capital city tallest skyscraper China Zun Tower under construction at the Central Business District in Beijing.
AP Photo/Andy Wong, File
June 19, 2018 - 10:35 am
By Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday threatened "comprehensive measures" in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's new tariff hike, raising the possibility Beijing might target operations of American companies. Trump's announcement fueled fears that economic losses...
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Netanyahu is meeting France's President Macron as part of his European tour, in an effort to rally support from allies over Iran.
Philippe Wojazer, pool via AP
June 05, 2018 - 5:07 pm
PARIS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron held a joint news conference Tuesday yet stuck to their opposing views on Iran and the 2015 deal that curbed its nuclear program. Talking to reporters in Paris after meeting the French leader at the Elysee...
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