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Trump and Macron: Realism replaces unlikely bromance

Sep. 25, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump aren't as chummy as they used to be. When the two men met Monday in New York, they shook hands lightly and got down to business. They agreed to disagree on Iran's nuclear program and Trump's crackdown on global trade,...

The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran's exports

Sep. 24, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Five world powers have agreed with Iran to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iran's exports, including oil, as well as its imports. It is a key move sought by...

The Latest: Trump cites 'very good experiences' with France

Sep. 24, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Trump says the two men have had "some very good experiences" but...

The Latest: Greek minister denies claims over migrant funds

Sep. 24, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Greece's defense minister is denying newspaper allegations that his ministry mismanaged European Union funds for improving living conditions of migrants trapped in the country. Panos Kammenos says that the ministry used around...

Charities operating migrant rescue ship ask Europe for help

Sep. 24, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Humanitarian groups operating the sole private rescue ship near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route have asked French authorities to allow 58 refugees to disembark in the southern port of Marseille. Medecins Sans Frontieres and SOS Mediterranee are also urging European...

French government to cut taxes on businesses, households

Sep. 24, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French government plans to cut taxes by 24.8 billion euros ($29.2 billion) next year in an effort to boost the economy and create more jobs. Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin presented on Monday the country's budget for 2019, based on estimated economic growth of 1.7 percent. To be able to...

Abbas denies Palestinians refused peace talks with Israel

Sep. 21, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has denied U.S. claims the Palestinians have refused to enter peace talks with Israel. Abbas' denial came after talks in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron Friday. Abbas asked Macron to pass the message onto U.S. President Donald Trump. U.S. National...

EU, UK fail to resolve border row as Brexit deadline looms

Sep. 20, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Britain and its European Union partners failed on Thursday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and how to deal with future trade. With Britain's departure from...

France to create a memorial museum for victims of terrorism

Sep. 19, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to create a memorial museum to honor the victims of terrorism. Macron, speaking Wednesday at a ceremony organized by victims' associations, said a committee will immediately start working on the project. Macron also announced more financial aid to...

Ex-aide is star witness of panel probing French crisis

Sep. 19, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A former security aide of French President Emmanuel Macron who was videotaped beating a protester apologized Wednesday for insulting a Senate commission as "little people" and calling its chief a "little marquis." Alexandre Benalla was the star witness of a Senate commission investigating...