• Lyon May 21, 2022 1:01 pm

    Lyon Stuns Barcelona for Record Eighth Women's Champions League Title

    Lyon earned a record-extending eighth Women’s Champions League trophy after beating defending champion and favorite FC Barcelona in the final.

  • France October 31, 2020 1:50 pm

    Orthodox Priest Shot at Church in France, Motive Unknown

    French police say a Greek Orthodox priest has been shot while closing his church in the city of Lyon

  • epidemics October 10, 2019 4:21 pm

    Global Fund Raises $13.92 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB, Malaria

    An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years at an international conference, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. The Global Fund said after the conference that Macron, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Bono of the rock band U2 “committed to raise at least a further $100 million...

  • France August 31, 2019 5:02 pm

    Knife Attack Kills 1, Injures 9 Near Lyon; Suspect Detained

    Police detained an Afghan man seeking asylum in France after one person was fatally stabbed and nine others injured Saturday outside a subway station near the city of Lyon, authorities said. The reason for the attack was unclear. The assailant was a 33-year-old Afghan citizen who had applied for asylum in France and was awaiting a response, according to a...

  • Canada July 31, 2019 3:00 pm

    FIFA Expands Women's World Cup From 24 Teams to 32 for 2023

    FIFA’s Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made no mention of changing prize money. FIFA said Wednesday the decision was made remotely. Nine national associations had expressed interest in hosting and were due to submit their formal bids by Oct. 4:...

  • DONALD TRUMP July 9, 2019 7:24 am

    US Women's Team Boldly Embraces Off-the-Field Activist Role

    Setting itself apart from other great American sports teams, the U.S. women’s soccer team is embracing a front-line role in social justice causes even as it savors a fourth world championship. The players are now world leaders in the push for gender equity in the workplace, having sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for equal pay and treatment vis-a-vis the men’s...

  • United States July 7, 2019 6:09 am

    Women's Soccer Enters New Era With Huge World Cup Audiences

    No longer a sideshow, women’s soccer has stepped into the spotlight. The sport will hope to further establish its growing appeal on Sunday as millions prepare to watch the reigning world champions, the United States, take on the reigning European champions, the Netherlands, in the World Cup final. This World Cup has been widely popular with fans and nonfans alike,...

  • social media July 7, 2019 9:24 am

    Morgan Says Tea-Sipping Celebration Was Nod to Sophie Turner

    Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women’s World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner’s amusing Instagram posts. No, it wasn’t a dig at England or a random reference to the Boston Tea Party, or any number of other theories out there. “My celebration was actually more ‘that’s the tea,’ which is telling a story, spreading news,”...

  • DONALD TRUMP July 3, 2019 3:20 pm

    Dutch Beat Swedes to Set Up Women's World Cup Final With US

    The Netherlands will play the United States for the Women’s World Cup title after Jackie Groenen sealed a 1-0 victory over Sweden in extra time on Wednesday night. A slick passing sequence ended in the 99th minute with Groenen driving a shot from outside the penalty area past goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl.

  • Germany June 29, 2019 1:19 pm

    Surprising Sweden Ousts Germany at the Women's World Cup

    Stina Blackstenius scored the go-ahead goal just minutes into the second half and Sweden surprised Germany with a 2-1 quarterfinal victory Saturday night at the Women’s World Cup. The second-ranked Germans, who won back-to-back World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007, were the presumptive favorites on their side of the bracket. Instead, they’ll head home. Ninth-ranked Sweden goes on to...

  • Germany June 29, 2019 1:56 pm

    Dutch Beat Italy 2-0 to Make 1st Women's World Cup Semifinal

    Vivianne Miedema and Stefanie van der Gragt headed in free kicks to send the Netherlands into its first Women’s World Cup semifinal with a 2-0 victory over Italy on Saturday. In the sweltering heat of the northeast French city of Valenciennes, the set-piece specialists of the tournament made the most of Sherida Spitse’s deliveries to secure victory for the European...

  • DONALD TRUMP June 28, 2019 7:54 pm

    Rapinoe Scores Twice as U.S. Women Beat France, 2-1, to Advance to World Cup Semifinals

    Controversy didn’t drive Megan Rapinoe, the big moment did. Rapinoe turned turmoil into triumph Friday night, scoring twice in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champion United States into the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory. Two days earlier, Rapinoe had been called out on social media by President Donald Trump after...

  • United States June 22, 2019 12:21 pm

    US Soccer, Women's Team Tentatively Agree to Mediate Lawsuit

    U.S. Soccer and players for the women’s national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay. The federation and representatives for the players confirmed the agreement, first reported in the Wall Street Journal, to pursue mediation following the Women’s World Cup. “Here to win a World Cup, lawyers are...

  • United States June 17, 2019 4:13 pm

    Women's World Cup: Germany Beats South Africa 4-0 to Win Group

    Germany won its Women’s World Cup group for the fifth consecutive time and avoided an immediate matchup with the United States by routing South Africa 4-0 on Monday. Germany topped Group B with a 3-0 record and will play a third place team in the round of 16 on Saturday at Grenoble. After Germany grinded out 1-0 wins over China...

  • Canada June 7, 2019 10:06 am

    Women's World Cup Becomes Platform for Social Change

    Seizing on the once in every four years spectacle, teams at the Women’s World Cup are hoping that the attention the sport will get in France will bring about change at home. But it’s not just about soccer. It’s about respect. For the defending champion U.S. women’s team, that means a focus on the players’ fight for equitable pay. For...

  • director June 6, 2019 12:15 pm

    Equity Will Be the Theme of This Women's World Cup

    The world’s best player won’t be at the Women’s World Cup but the world’s best team will be, with both sides taking a stand for equality. The U.S. national team, ranked No. 1 globally, will try to defend its title in soccer’s premier tournament, which kicks off Friday in Paris. While the Americans make their way around France for the...

  • United States June 7, 2019 11:19 am

    2019 Women's World Cup Schedule of Soccer Games

    The 2019 Women’s World Cup kicks off Friday, June 7, in Paris with 24 teams vying for soccer’s biggest prize over the course of the month. Telemundo networks will provide Spanish-language coverage and livestream all of the matches. FOX will air English language coverage. Team USA, the No. 1-ranked defending champions, first play on Tuesday, June 11, at 3 p.m., against Thailand.

  • Canada June 6, 2019 10:09 am

    Women's World Cup: Here Are Key Players to Watch

    The Women’s World Cup kicks off Friday in Paris. Twenty-four teams will traverse France for the next month in pursuit of soccer’s most prestigious trophy. Here are five players to watch during the tournament.

  • President May 31, 2019 4:04 pm

    Lyon Bomb Suspect Had Pledged Allegiance to ISIS

    The main suspect in the bombing last week in the French city of Lyon that wounded 14 people had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, France’s counter-terrorism prosecutor said on Friday. Remy Heitz said in a statement the 24-year-old man has admitted making the bomb and depositing the device in front of a bakery. He will be brought before...

  • New York April 6, 2019 4:51 pm

    French Priest's 150-Year-Old Heart Being Venerated in NYC

    The 150-year-old heart of a French priest is on a U.S. tour — a Roman Catholic relic with New York City as its latest stop.

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