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The Latest: UK govt formally suspends Parliament for 5 weeks

Sep. 10, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The British government has formally suspended Parliament, sending lawmakers home for five weeks amid a Brexit crisis. The legislature was officially prorogued, or suspended, with a formal ceremony in the House of Lords — but only after...

France's Macron to launch controversial pension overhaul

Sep. 4, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has held a special government meeting to discuss ways to launch an overhaul of the pension system that has the potential to raise the ire of the so-called yellow vest protesters. Macron gathered government members Wednesday at the president's Elysee Palace in...

France vows $5.5 million to stop men from killing women

Sep. 3, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French government is spending 5 million euros (about $5.5 million) to try to prevent deadly domestic violence in a country where one woman is killed every two or three days by an abusive partner. Critics worry that's not enough money to tackle a phenomenon so common in France and elsewhere...

French city braces for violence after festival-goer's death

Aug. 2, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The western French city of Nantes on Friday imposed exceptional security measures amid growing public anger over the drowning of a local man following a violent clash between police and people attending a music festival. French President Emmanuel Macron's government is coming under increased...

French PM denies police caused death of music festival goer

Jul. 30, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister has promised "total transparency" in investigating the death of a man following a violent clash between police and attendants at a popular national music festival in the western city of Nantes. Edouard Philippe said Tuesday that a body found Monday in the Loire river...