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The Latest: UAE official says tanker sent no distress call

Jul. 16, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local): 7:05 p.m. An Emirati official says a small oil tanker that's based in the United Arab Emirates offered no distress call before switching off its tracker over two...

Top French minister resigns over alleged lavish lifestyle

Jul. 16, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The No. 2 in the French government resigned on Tuesday over reports that he has been living a lavish lifestyle at the expense of France's taxpayers. Ecology Minister Francois de Rugy said on his verified Facebook page that he submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe "to...

French ecology minister Francois de Rugy resigns over reports of publicly funded lavish lifestyle

Jul. 16, 2019 8:58 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French ecology minister Francois de Rugy resigns over reports of publicly funded lavish lifestyle.

Technology beating romanticism at Tour de France

Jul. 16, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

ALBI, France (AP) — With all the technology stacked against them, the six breakaway riders at the Tour de France had no hope of making it to the finish without being caught. Race directors were watching their every move on TV screens set up in their cars, and rival competitors riding behind were informed...

The Latest: Tusk throws his support to von der Leyen

Jul. 16, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the EU parliament vote on Commission President (all times local): 1:55 p.m. EU Council President Donald Tusk is throwing his political weight behind Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to get her elected as European Commission president. Tusk, who will be bowing out when the new...

Rights group says civilians pay human cost of Yemen's war

Jul. 16, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Yemeni human rights group says civilians are paying the human cost of the country's five-year war. In a report Tuesday released in Paris, Mwatana for Human Rights says humanitarian aid has been blocked at a time of impending famine and civilians can no longer move around the country freely...

France's Macron vows to help restart Serbia-Kosovo talks

Jul. 15, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Monday to help jumpstart stalled negotiations to resolve Serbia's independence dispute with former province Kosovo so a lasting solution can be found for the decades-long Balkan crisis. Macron, making the first visit to Serbia by a French...

The Latest: Israeli PM: EU-Iran deal same as bowing to Nazis

Jul. 15, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Israel's prime minister has responded to the European Union's efforts to salvage the Iran nuclear deal by comparing it to "European appeasement in the 1930s" of Nazi...

Taste of the Tour: Garlic soup in Toulouse-Lautrec country

Jul. 15, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

ALBI, France (AP) — Terrible timing: Wout van Aert, the Belgian winner of Monday's stage at the Tour de France, just missed the garlic harvest in Lautrec, and he was a few weeks too early for next month's garlic festival. Stage 10 through the golden corn fields of south-central France to Albi brought the...

EU works to save unraveling nuclear agreement with Iran

Jul. 15, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations threw their diplomatic weight behind the unraveling Iran nuclear deal on Monday, trying to rescue the pact from collapsing under U.S. pressure. The 28 EU foreign ministers insisted that recent Iranian actions surpassing uranium enrichment thresholds set by the 2015...