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Key moments in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Jan. 16, 2019 1:35 AM EST

Forty years ago, Iran's ruling shah left his nation for the last time and an Islamic Revolution overthrew the vestiges of his caretaker government. The effects of the 1979 revolution, including the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the ensuing hostage crisis, have reverberated through decades of tense...

AP WAS THERE: Shah leaves Iran as 1979 revolution looms

Jan. 16, 2019 1:09 AM EST

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Jan. 16, 1979, Iran's powerful Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi abandoned his Peacock Throne and left his nation, never to return home, setting the stage for the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution a month later. His departure and the ensuing chaos blindsided the United States, which for decades relied...

2 French policemen go on trial accused of raping tourist

Jan. 14, 2019 12:16 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Two French policemen went on trial Monday on charges of gang-raping a Canadian tourist at Paris police headquarters nearly five years ago. The officers, both members of the BRI anti-gang force at the time, are accused of raping the woman at 36 Quai des Orfevres, a famous address depicted in...

Doubts greet Macron's 'grand debate' to quell French anger

Jan. 14, 2019 10:07 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Anti-government protesters and political rivals of President Emmanuel Macron criticized a sweeping "letter to the French" he issued after two months of weekly demonstrations, saying Monday his response was inadequate to quell anger over his economic policies. The letter released Sunday...

French far-right leader wants EU election to 'beat' Macron

Jan. 13, 2019 2:38 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's far-right National Rally party launched its campaign Sunday for this year's European Parliament election, which it and other nationalist, anti-immigration movements hope to dominate. During a speech in Paris, party leader Marine Le Pen urged voters to seize the May 26 vote as a chance...

Body found in rubble brings toll to 4 in Paris bakery blast

Jan. 13, 2019 9:34 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris Fire Department said rescuers have found a woman's body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was blown apart by a powerful explosion, bringing the overall death toll to four. The blast Saturday morning in the Rue de Trevise in north-central Paris also injured dozens of people....

The Latest: French protesters demand more help from govt

Jan. 12, 2019 4:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local): 10 p.m. Thousands of yellow vest protesters have marched through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies. Sporadic violence broke out during protests...

The Latest: Paris street is devastated by gas blast; 3 dead

Jan. 12, 2019 3:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on blast at Paris bakery (all times local): 10 p.m. A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak has blown apart a Paris bakery and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens. Witnesses described the explosion Saturday morning as deafening. It...

French yellow vest protests hit 9th week, clash with police

Jan. 12, 2019 2:13 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of yellow vest protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies, and repeated tensions broke out with police. Sporadic violence broke out during protests in Paris, Bourges,...

3 dead, dozens injured in Paris bakery gas leak explosion

Jan. 12, 2019 1:30 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery on Saturday and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as it blasted out windows and overturned nearby cars, French authorities said. Witnesses described the sound of the explosion...