• A man walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Thursday, Feb. 11, 2015. Hong Kong's stocks are set for their biggest daily drop in six months on Thursday, as worries about the health of the global economy, particularly the mainland, sparked a sell-off in financials and energy shares, according to government radio. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Questions grow over banks as profit warnings pile up

    PARIS (AP) — Questions are growing over the financial health of banks, particularly in Europe, as they face a toxic mix of low economic growth, bad loans and squeezed earnings.

  • Ibrahimovic scores 2 as PSG beats Lyon 3-0 in French Cup

    PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain beat Lyon 3-0 to reach the French Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday and remain on course to repeat its domestic treble of last season.

  • French prime minister Manuel Valls, center, leaves the France's National Assembly, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. French lawmakers voted on a divisive bill aimed at changing the constitution to introduce the possibility of revoking the citizenship of people convicted on terrorism charges in the wake of the Paris attacks.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    French lawmakers approve divisive citizenship bill

    PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers have approved a divisive bill aimed at making it possible to revoke the citizenship of people convicted on terrorism charges.

  • Mladenovic falls to Siegemund in round 1 in St Petersburg

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Roberta Vinci secured her place in the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy by beating Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Wednesday.

  • Racially abused commuter to attend PSG vs Chelsea match

    PARIS (AP) — The commuter who was prevented by a group of Chelsea fans from boarding a metro train last year because he is black has accepted an invitation from Paris Saint-Germain to attend the French team’s next Champions League game against the London club.

  • AP Interview: Sheikh Salman urges 1 candidate in FIFA poll

    PARIS (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman is calling on voters to agree on a single candidate ahead of the election.

  • Chelsea's Diego Costa, right, speaks to Manchester United's goalkeeper David de Gea after  the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Top European clubs play down talk of Super League plans

    PARIS (AP) — Europe’s top football clubs insist they have no plans to set up a breakaway Super League of elite teams to replace the Champions League.

  • Paris secures 8m euros in sponsorship deals for Olympic bid

    PARIS (AP) — Paris ramped up its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, securing about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in four sponsorship deals and presenting its Eiffel Tower-shaped logo in a ceremony on the Champs Elysees.

  • San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker celebrates a basket against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

    Parker to play with France despite wife’s pregnancy

    PARIS (AP) — San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker says he has reached an understanding with his pregnant wife that will allow him to take part in France’s Olympic qualifying tournament this summer.

  • In this picture taken on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, owner of Euro Security Products, a self defense equipment company, Bretislav Kostal displays a stun gun in Prague, Czech Republic. After the attacks in Paris and New Year’s security scares, Germans have been snapping up self-defense equipment like stun guns _ to the delight of a Czech manufacturer who corners the market. Prague-based Euro Security Products, or ESP, has been flooded by new orders from Germany for stun guns and can’t keep up with demand. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Stun guns in demand in Germany amid security concerns

    PRAGUE (AP) — After the attacks in Paris and New Year’s security scares, Germans have been snapping up self-defense equipment like stun guns — to the delight of a Czech manufacturer who corners the market.