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France elects regional leaders, preps for presidential vote

Jun. 20, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Marine Le Pen’s far right party is riding high on her tough-on-security, stop-immigration message as French voters start choosing regional leaders Sunday in an election that’s seen as a dress rehearsal for next year’s presidential vote. President...

AP PHOTOS: On patrol with police in Paris' tough suburbs

Jun. 19, 2021 02:25 AM EDT

VILLIERS-LE-BEL, France (AP) — Both fuming and bragging, the man told the police officers that he used his car as a weapon during the street battle in a northern suburb of Paris, ramming the vehicle into a fighter from a rival group. “I destroyed him,” the man said....

Leaders of Germany, France urge vigilance over virus variant

Jun. 18, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France called for vigilance Friday to prevent the spread of a coronavirus variant that this week prompted Britain to delay the planned relaxation of pandemic restrictions in England. Chancellor Angela Merkel said that while...

The Latest: Uganda tightening measures due to virus surge

Jun. 18, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda is tightening its lockdown measures to try and stem a surge in coronavirus infections in the East African country that is seeing an array of variants. The measures announced late Friday by President Yoweri Museveni include a ban on private and...

Sealed with a kiss: Macron revives France's cheeky embrace

Jun. 18, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The double-cheeked embrace that was a customary greeting in France before the coronavirus pandemic saw it largely abandoned as a potential kiss of death is back with a presidential seal of approval. French President Emmanuel Macron made the return of “la...

France eases mask rules; will end nightly virus curfew

Jun. 16, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France on Wednesday eased several COVID-19 restrictions, with authorities saying it's no longer always mandatory to wear masks outdoors and halting an 8-month nightly coronavirus curfew this weekend. The surprise announcement by French Prime Minister Jean...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 16, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 15 The Guardian on U.S. President Joe Biden, China and Europe: It is 50 years next month since Henry Kissinger embarked on the secret mission to Beijing that...

A sense of relief over 'dear Joe' and post-Trump summit era

Jun. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Over the four years of Donald Trump's presidency and through the seeming eternity of pandemic misery and isolation, America’s partners in world affairs were waiting to exhale. As they cycled through Group of Seven, NATO and European Union summits over...

Mozambique urged to investigate abduction of Rwandan exile

Jun. 15, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Rwandan opposition leader apparently arrested in Mozambique last month should be immediately charged in court or released, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Cassien Ntamuhanga, a radio journalist in Rwanda who was jailed after being convicted of...

France: Sarkozy denies wrongdoing in campaign funding trial

Jun. 15, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared in court Tuesday, angrily denying wrongdoing during a trial over the allegedly illegal financing of his unsuccessful 2012 re-election bid. Sarkozy, 66, is facing allegations that he spent almost twice the...