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Macron seeks new start in French govt reshuffle in TV speech

Oct. 16, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron made a rare televised address Tuesday to reassure the French public that all was under control after a limited government reshuffle that followed a difficult summer. "The government is on the right track and has gotten down to the root of the problems," Macron said...

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...

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...

South Korean President meets Macron on state visit to France

Oct. 15, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss inter-Korean talks and bilateral issues. Moon, on a state visit to France, said he considers France, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, as a key partner in efforts toward peace with North...

France: 12 die in floods unseen in more than a century

Oct. 15, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Flash floods that tore through several towns in southwest France following an overnight storm killed at least 12 people, authorities said Monday. Some residents had to be helicoptered from rooftops as the equivalent of several months of rain poured down in a few hours and turned waterways into...

The Latest: France's Macron offers flood victims solidarity

Oct. 15, 2018 12:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on flash floods in southwest France (all times local): 6:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has extended the "solidarity" of the French nation to residents of the southwestern region struck by flash flooding and to the families of people who died in the disaster. Macron also...

Today in History

Oct. 15, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2018. There are 77 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 15, 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, 52-48. On this date:...

France's Le Pen meets Bannon, changes mind on offer to help

Oct. 12, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Marine Le Pen, the French far-right leader, has met with former White House strategist Steve Bannon and signaled her interest in his project to help European populist parties. Louis Aliot, a vice president of Le Pen's National Rally party who is also her companion, said Friday on BFMTV station...

Amazon's 'The Romanoffs' is a classic TV anthology series

Oct. 11, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ambitious, lavishly produced television series are routine in the era of big-spending streaming platforms. But the latest entry, Amazon's "The Romanoffs," tests viewers with its classic TV format: it's an anthology series made up of eight self-contained episodes, a contrast with the...

Indian defense minister in Paris amid jet deal controversy

Oct. 11, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — India's defense minister is travelling to Paris to speak with the French government amid controversy over a multi-billion dollar deal to sell 36 fighter jets to India. The 2016 deal was for India to buy Rafale fighter jets from France's Dassault. The leader of India's main opposition Congress...