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Chinese leader visits Monaco amid European 5G tech worries

Mar. 24, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has found one country in Europe that isn't worried about China's growing global clout or its ambitions to dominate the future of technology: Monaco. Xi visited the tiny Mediterranean principality Sunday as part of a European tour that is clouded by mixed feelings...

France shows Britons splendor of citizenship as Brexit looms

Mar. 24, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Catherine Norris Trent, a British citizen who has lived in Paris since 2007, rushed to become French before her native country left the European Union. She worried Brexit might force her to leave her French partner and their two young children. While the EU has promised to allow Britons living...

French yellow vest protests in Paris avoid last week's riots

Mar. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Scattered yellow vest protesters clashed with French police firing tear gas Saturday after a peaceful march through Paris, but tougher security measures and protest bans in high-risk neighborhoods prevented the kind of rioting that devastated the capital a week ago. The 4-month-old movement...

The Latest: US commander: IS fighters could 're-emerge'

Mar. 23, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Islamic State group in Syria (all times local): 10:25 p.m. The U.S.-led coalition in Syria and Iraq says the victory of the Syrian Democratic Forces over the Islamic State's self-declared caliphate does not mean that violent extremism is over. The...

The Latest: Minister: 40K yellow vest protesters nationwide

Mar. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local): 8:05 p.m. France's interior minister says more yellow vest protesters took to the streets around the country than in recent weeks and more than 200 people were arrested. Christophe Castaner told reporters Saturday that heightened...

EU leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal

Mar. 22, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. Leaders meeting in Brussels agreed to discuss the issue again at their next gathering in...

The Latest: EU gives UK leader May 2 Brexit deadlines

Mar. 22, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal to a timetable dictated by the European Union. Almost three years after Britons voted to walk away from the...

Macron: French soldiers won't be in charge of public order

Mar. 22, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has addressed concerns about soldiers being deployed during yellow vest protests this weekend, saying they won't be in charge of maintaining public order. Speaking Friday in Brussels, Macron said soldiers will protect sensitive sites. He says "those trying to...

The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

Mar. 22, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could walk out without a deal on April 12, but he expects it to seek more time under any circumstance. Rutte said that "they can say, in theory, that on 12th of April we are getting...

The Latest: UK's May has 'personal regret' over Brexit bumps

Mar. 20, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 9:45 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has "great personal regret" that the U.K. won't leave European Union with a deal next week and it's time for her country's lawmakers to decide what they want to...