• Farmers drive their tractors on the highway leading to Paris, Thursday, Sept.3, 2015. Hundreds of tractors were descending on Paris on Thursday in a boisterous protest by farmers blocking highways to express their anger over falling French food prices and high taxes. They are protesting increasingly slim margins they blame on cheap imports and high payroll charges. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    French farmers stage 1,000-strong tractor protest in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — More than 1,000 tractors — and a few cows — descended on Paris on Thursday in a boisterous protest by farmers who blocked highways to express their anger over falling prices for their goods and high taxes.

  • This photo taken Nov. 29, 2014, shows the facade of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time host of the global sports competition. (AP Photo/John Antzczak)

    Thomas Bach gets what he wants: A US bid for 2024 Olympics

    LONDON (AP) — When Boston’s troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics collapsed in late July, IOC President Thomas Bach made it pointedly clear he was counting on the U.S. to come up with another candidate.

  • France launches promotion campaign for Paris Olympic bid

    PARIS (AP) — The French Olympic committee has launched a campaign to promote and help finance the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics.

  • In this Aug .22 2015 file photo, French soldiers patrol at Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France. The attack Aug. 21 on the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris happened at the height of the summer travel season. France hosts emergency talks in Paris on Saturday, with representatives from other high-speed international rail nations, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.  (AP Photo/Binta, File)

    France: European countries to increase checks on trains

    PARIS (AP) — European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France’s interior minister said Saturday.

  • FOR STORY BY SYLVIA HUI - BRITAIN LUXURY GOODS CHINA - Shoppers carry designer label branded bags at Bicester Village designer outlet centre, in Bicester, England, in this photo dated Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Chinese customers have become a powerful market force in the global trade in expensive clothes, jewelry, watches, perfumes and handbags, but nobody knows how the recent turmoil in Chinese financial markets will impact on the sales of designer brands. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    As markets drop, question is: will the Chinese still shop?

    BICESTER, England (AP) — The designer outlet mall of Bicester Village is set in the English countryside near Oxford, but it might as well be in China.

  • Security worry: How to stop the ‘lone wolf’ attacks

    PARIS (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about terrorist attacks, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the percentage of attacks for which extremist groups have claimed responsibility. Extremist groups have claimed responsibility for only 35 percent of attacks that can be attributed to them, not 65 percent.