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UN rights chief warns UN could 'collapse' without change

Aug. 20, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The outgoing U.N. human rights chief said Monday that the Security Council's five permanent members wield too much power at the United Nations, warning the imbalance must change to avert possible "collapse" of the world body "at great cost to the international community." Zeid Ra'ad...

Iran oil minister: French oil giant Total pulls out of Iran

Aug. 20, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's oil minister said on Monday that France's oil giant Total SA has officially pulled out of Iran after cancelling its $5 billion, 20-year agreement to develop the country's massive South Pars offshore natural gas field over renewed U.S. sanctions. The parliament's website ICANA.ir...

French audit warns 840 bridges may face risk of collapse

Aug. 19, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An audit commissioned by the French government says about 840 French bridges are suffering from serious damage and at risk of collapse in the coming several years. President Emmanuel Macron's government had already promised new infrastructure spending, but is coming under new pressure after...

Trump military parade plans unravel over costs

Aug. 18, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cancellation of President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public, setting off a chaotic volley of tweets and accusations between the president and the mayor of the nation's...

The Latest: Trump blames DC for military parade cancellation

Aug. 17, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's military parade (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade was swiftly canceled after senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public. The drama that unfolded Thursday and...

Trump blames DC, as military parade plans unravel over costs

Aug. 17, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cancellation of President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public, setting off a chaotic volley of tweets and accusations between the president and the mayor of the nation's...

How Trump's big military parade turned into a big nothing

Aug. 17, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lofty vision of big tanks, vintage aircraft and modern fighter jets swooping through the streets of Washington in a show of patriotic force crumbled Friday under the weight of logistics, including a $92 million estimated price tag. Will it be cheaper next year, as...

Culinary greats honor late French master chef Joel Robuchon

Aug. 17, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, among them scores of chefs and students of the culinary arts from around the world, gathered Friday to pay their respects to one of the masters of French cuisine, the late French chef Joel Robuchon. The chefs, many wearing white uniforms but some clad in black, paid homage...

Benjamin Smith is new CEO of Air France-KLM, unions worried

Aug. 17, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Air France-KLM has named Benjamin Smith, formerly a top executive at Air Canada, as its new CEO, sparking union fears Friday that he would cut back on wages and work conditions. The company announced Thursday that Smith, 46, who was previously Air Canada's chief operating officer, will fill...

Germany: Possible Syria meeting with France, Russia, Turkey

Aug. 17, 2018 9:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says officials are looking into the possibility of a four-way meeting on Syria involving Turkey, Russia, Germany and France. The idea of such a meeting has been raised by Turkey. Asked about the possibility Friday, Merkel stressed that there are already two...