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France threatens to block British fishing boats from ports

Oct. 27, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France announced Wednesday that it will bar British fishing boats from some French ports starting next week if no deal is reached with the U.K. in a dispute over fishing licenses — and suggested it may restrict energy supplies to the Channel Islands as well. ...

Colonial art: Cambridge hands over looted bronze to Nigeria

Oct. 27, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Cambridge University college handed over a bronze cockerel looted from Africa in the 19th century to Nigerian authorities on Wednesday, as part of a modest but growing effort in some European countries to return African art taken by colonial powers. ...

Violent rally in Pakistan leaves 4 police, 2 Islamists dead

Oct. 27, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Violence at an anti-France Islamist rally Wednesday in eastern Pakistan left at least four police officers and two demonstrators dead, officials said. The government deployed paramilitary troops to restore order. Thousands of supporters of an...

Italy hosts a climate-focused G20 as geopolitics shift

Oct. 27, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The leaders of Russia and China aren’t coming. Turkey nearly set off a diplomatic incident on the eve of the meeting. And the United States, Australia and France will be at the same table for the first time since Washington pulled the rug out from under Paris’ $66 billion...

2 on trial for stabbing of elderly French Holocaust survivor

Oct. 26, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two men went on trial in Paris on Tuesday accused of killing an 85-year-old French Holocaust survivor, who was stabbed to death in her Paris apartment in what prosecutors call an antisemitic attack. Mireille Knoll’s brutal death in 2018 shocked France and...

The Latest: UN Security Council to discuss Sudan on Tuesday

Oct. 25, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council has scheduled an emergency closed-door meeting on the coup in Sudan for Tuesday afternoon. Diplomats said late Monday that the consultations were requested by the United States, United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Norway and...

In France, Trump-like TV pundit rocks presidential campaign

Oct. 25, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A survivor of the terrible journey to Auschwitz remembered how the youngest wailed. There were 99 children squeezed among 751 adults gasping for air, crazed by thirst and hunger, aboard convoy No. 63 that departed Paris at 10 minutes past midday on Dec. 17, 1943. ...

129-year journey nears end as France returns Benin treasures

Oct. 25, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In a move with potential ramifications for other European museums, France is displaying 26 looted colonial-era artifacts for one last time before returning them to Benin — a decision authorities in the West African country described as “historic.” ...

French sexual abuse victims denounce police mistreatment

Oct. 24, 2021 06:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — One rape victim was asked by Paris police what she wore that day, and why she didn’t struggle more. Another woman was forced to fondle herself to demonstrate a sexual assault to a skeptical police officer. They are among thousands of French women who have...

Frenchman tied to far-right abduction charged with terrorism

Oct. 23, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A former politician who called for the overthrow of the French government has been charged with terrorism in connection with what authorities have said was an extreme-right plot to attack vaccination centers, a masonic lodge and other targets. Rémy...