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French city braces for violence after festival-goer's death

Aug. 2, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The western French city of Nantes on Friday imposed exceptional security measures amid growing public anger over the drowning of a local man following a violent clash between police and people attending a music festival. French President Emmanuel Macron's government is coming under increased...

French PM denies police caused death of music festival goer

Jul. 30, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister has promised "total transparency" in investigating the death of a man following a violent clash between police and attendants at a popular national music festival in the western city of Nantes. Edouard Philippe said Tuesday that a body found Monday in the Loire river...

Top French minister resigns over alleged lavish lifestyle

Jul. 16, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The No. 2 official in the French government resigned Tuesday following media reports that he has been living a lavish lifestyle at taxpayer expense, including hosting lobster and Champagne soirees and ordering up exorbitant renovations of his ministerial apartment. With the French yellow vest...

Police clear out dozens occupying Pantheon to demand papers

Jul. 12, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Police in Paris have removed scores of people who invaded the famed Pantheon where illustrious French figures are buried, in order to press their demands for residence papers. Police moved into the monument hours after Friday's occupation began and evacuated the occupiers who are illegally...

France fries: Record heat hits tourists, schools, hospitals

Jun. 28, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of schools were closed, outdoor events canceled and volunteers were visiting the elderly at home as France and other nations battle a record-setting heat wave baking much of Europe. Several people have died around the continent in incidents that authorities are linking to the...

Europe sets heat records as much of continent sizzles

Jun. 26, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Torrid weather gripped large parts of western and central Europe on Wednesday, setting new June temperature records in Germany and the Czech Republic and forcing drivers to slow down on some sections of the famously speedy German autobahns. Authorities imposed speed limits on some autobahns...

French govt slammed over pollution, slow climate response

Jun. 26, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as a global climate crusader but even a watchdog that he created says his government is lagging on its promises to the planet. The High Council for the Climate issued its first report Tuesday night on the French government's climate policy, saying...