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'Let's open our eyes' to rising xenophobia, Macron warns

Dec. 05, 2022 12:17 PM EST

French President Emmanuel Macron visited a camp in France where authorities rounded up Jews before and during World War II, and said Monday it’s time to “open our eyes” to resurgent antisemitism and xenophobia. Some 10,000 people of 38 nationalities were interned at the Camp...

France takes 1st step to add abortion right to constitution

Nov. 24, 2022 14:06 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Lawmakers in France's lower house of parliament on Thursday adopted a bill to enshrine abortion rights in the country’s constitution, the first step in a lengthy and uncertain legislative battle prompted by the rollback of abortion rights in the United States. The...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 23, 2022 11:59 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 16 The Washington Post on post-FTX cryptocurrency: The supposedly responsible face of cryptocurrency turns out to have been anything but punctilious in his dealings — which should be...

French far-right party elects new leader to replace Le Pen

Nov. 05, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — European lawmaker Jordan Bardella replaced his mentor Marine Le Pen on Saturday at the helm of France’s leading far-right party, pledging to protect French civilization from perceived threats posed by immigration and defending a party member who made a racist remark in parliament....

French lawmaker gets 15-day suspension after racist comment

Nov. 04, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French far-right lawmaker has been suspended from the country's parliament for 15 days, the maximum penalty, after he made a racist remark during a legislative session, which prompted condemnation from across the political spectrum. Gregoire de Fournas of the...

French lawmaker accused of racist comment in Parliament

Nov. 03, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A far-right lawmaker in France was criticized Thursday after he responded to a Black lawmaker's question about migrants stranded at sea by apparently saying, “Let them return to Africa.” Gregoire de Fournas of the National Rally party made the comment in the...

Macron's centrist French govt survives no-confidence votes

Oct. 24, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist government survived two no-confidence votes Monday prompted by opposition lawmakers to protest the use of a special constitutional power to force the budget bill through the National Assembly without a vote. The leftist...

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni installed as Italy's premier

Oct. 22, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Giorgia Meloni, whose party with neo-fascist roots finished first in recent elections, was sworn in Saturday as Italy's first far-right premier since the end of World War II, pledging to work to help Europe and the United States with common challenges. Meloni, 45,...

Macron visits Paris mosque to mark its 100th anniversary

Oct. 19, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron visited Paris’ central mosque on Wednesday to mark 100 years since it was built -- a presidential stop to project that the French leader is representing all factions of French society, united under one secular republic. The visit...

France 'profoundly shaken' by schoolgirl's slaying in Paris

Oct. 19, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The slaying of a 12-year-old girl whose body was found inside a plastic box in a Paris building courtyard has left France “profoundly shaken,” the French government said Wednesday. A 24-year-old woman who was arrested Saturday in a northeastern suburb of the...