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Paris police repeatedly use tear gas on day of protests

Sep. 21, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Clusters of anti-government activists in Paris repeatedly scuffled with police who responded with tear gas Saturday as supporters of France's yellow vest protests tried to revive the movement opposed to President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies. In the morning, officers dispersed small...

Paris police gird for weekend protests over Macron, climate

Sep. 20, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has called for calm on France's annual heritage weekend, as authorities in Paris prepare to deploy thousands of police to protect landmarks and government buildings. His call comes as an array of protesters plan to descend on the capital and other cities....

French professionals join forces to protest pension changes

Sep. 16, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French professionals, including lawyers and doctors, took to the streets of Paris Monday in a new protest against the government's planned pension changes. The protest saw lawyers, doctors, nurses and others in regulated professions vent their displeasure at the proposed changes...

France's Macron tries the common touch to win back support

Sep. 14, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

BONNEUIL-SUR-MARNE, France (AP) — The warehouse that French President Emmanuel Macron visited was hundreds of miles and a world away from the prestige of the G-7 summit he hosted a few weeks earlier. And the people Macron was trying to win over this time weren't heads of state like President Donald Trump...

Paris sees biggest transport strike in decade over pensions

Sep. 13, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport since 2007 created major traffic jams Friday, disrupting tourists' plans and forcing commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to reach the office. French unions were protesting plans for sweeping pension changes by President Emmanuel...

Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade

Sep. 10, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains under President Barack Obama's health care law might be eroding under President Donald Trump. The Census Bureau also said in an annual report Tuesday...

In new blow, Cabinet minister quits Boris Johnson government

Sep. 7, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a new blow Saturday when a Cabinet minister resigned, saying she did not believe Johnson was sincere about getting a Brexit deal with the European Union. Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said in a letter to the prime minister that...

France's Macron to launch controversial pension overhaul

Sep. 4, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has held a special government meeting to discuss ways to launch an overhaul of the pension system that has the potential to raise the ire of the so-called yellow vest protesters. Macron gathered government members Wednesday at the president's Elysee Palace in...

Spain risks new ballot with PM's veto on left-wing coalition

Sep. 3, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday proposed policies including pension hikes and rent controls in a bid to win a new term as Spain's prime minister, but rejected a coalition with a far-left ally whose support he needs to prevent a new general election. Spain has been politically...

The Latest: UK-EU talks on Brexit to be stepped up

Aug. 29, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Britain will be stepping up its technical meetings with European Union negotiators as the nation tries to secure a deal to leave the trading bloc. Downing Street says in a statement its team of Brexit negotiators will meet with their EU...