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The Latest: Turkish media: Saudi consul leaves country

Oct. 16, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 6 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says the Saudi consul to Istanbul has left for Saudi Arabia, hours after Turkey said his official residence...

Kremlin: No plans for Putin-Trump meeting in Paris

Oct. 16, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Paris for an event that President Donald Trump is also set to attend, but a meeting between them isn't planned. Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Tuesday that Putin will visit Paris on Nov. 11 to attend events...

Macron seeks fresh start with French government reshuffle

Oct. 16, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government sought to give itself a fresh start after a difficult summer with a limited reshuffle on Tuesday that included a new interior minister. The reshuffle is seen as an attempt by Macron to take back control after three senior ministers resigned in...

French hostage in Yemen freed after more than 4 months

Oct. 16, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's president has announced the release of a French citizen held in hostage in Yemen for more than four months. President Emmanuel Macron has congratulated all those who contributed to Alain Goma's release. Goma will be back in France soon. Macron said Tuesday that he's grateful to Oman's...

France's president says French citizen held hostage in Yemen for over 4 months has been released

Oct. 16, 2018 8:25 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — France's president says French citizen held hostage in Yemen for over 4 months has been released.

France flood heaps added tragedy on terror victim's widow

Oct. 16, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A woman whose husband was killed in an Islamic extremist attack has now lost both of her parents in flash floods that killed at least 13 people in southwest France, officials said Tuesday. Martine Mazieres' husband, Jean, was one of four people killed in a carjacking, shooting and supermarket...

Amnesty criticizes France over arms exports to Egypt

Oct. 16, 2018 5:25 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International criticized the French government on Tuesday and accused it of breaking its own rules over arms exports to Egypt, which the watchdog said have been used for the internal repression of civilians. Fresh analysis of open-source multimedia content showed "Egyptian security...

The Latest: Austria's Kurz sees border as Brexit 'tactic'

Oct. 15, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz say they still think a Brexit deal can be reached even though the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland has been an impasse in negotiations. Kurz and...

The Latest: 47 migrants found in truck at Romania's border

Oct. 15, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Romanian border police say they suspect 47 people found hidden in the back of a truck were migrants trying to reach a country in Western Europe. The Border Police General Inspectorate said officers discovered the...

Morocco to let prisoner complete terror sentence in France

Oct. 15, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has agreed to turn over a French prisoner convicted of terror charges after French President Emmanuel Marcon intervened in the case. Morocco's official MAP news agency published a Justice Ministry statement on Monday saying Thomas Gallay would be allowed to serve the remainder...