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Global leaders condemn assassination attempt targeting former US President Donald Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 19:24 PM EDT

Global leaders expressed concern Sunday over an assassination attempt targeting former U.S. President Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania that left one attendee dead and critically injured two others. Trump’s campaign said the presumptive Republican nominee was doing “fine”...

France's Bastille Day parade meets the Olympic torch relay in an exceptional year

Jul. 14, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris hosted an extra-special guest for France’s national holiday Sunday — the Olympic flame lighting up the city’s grandiose military parade for Bastille Day. Just 12 days before the French capital hosts exceptionally ambitious and high-security Summer Games,...

French sports minister takes a dip in the Seine ahead of Paris Olympics

Jul. 13, 2024 08:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French sports minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra took a symbolic dip in the Seine on Saturday in a bid to ease concerns about water quality before the start of the Paris Olympics. Oudéa-Castéra, dressed in a body suit, dove into the famous river after an initial slip...

The NATO summit was about Ukraine and Biden. Here are some key things to know

Jul. 12, 2024 01:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NATO leaders met this week to celebrate the alliance’s 75th anniversary under the cloud of deep political uncertainty in its most powerful member — the United States. But even as questions swirled about President Joe Biden’s future and the implications of a...

The Latest: Biden news conference is key event as he faces calls to step aside

Jul. 11, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden held a news conference Thursday evening, the key event in a monumental week for his campaign as he fends off calls for him to step aside as the party’s presumptive nominee. His big moment comes on the last day of the NATO summit. After a...

Zelenskyy says to win the war, US needs to lift limits on striking military targets inside Russia

Jul. 11, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday embraced the support of allies who have provided substantial new military aid and a path to joining NATO, even as he emphatically pushed for the help to arrive faster and for restrictions to be lifted on the use of U.S. weapons...

France's unions call for protests to pressure Macron into naming leftist government

Jul. 11, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With just 15 days before the start of the Olympic Games in Paris, a major French union on Thursday called for mass demonstrations and possible strikes to pressure President Emmanuel Macron into “respecting the results” of recent legislative elections and allow a left-wing...

Macron asks political parties to build a broad coalition before he appoints a new prime minister

Jul. 10, 2024 13:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday he will wait for the country's political parties to build a "Republican" majority at the National Assembly before he can decide on a new prime minister, after no party won a majority in Sunday’s legislative elections....

France's leftist coalition demands the right to form a government after fractured parliament vote

Jul. 10, 2024 05:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The leftist coalition that won the most seats in France’s National Assembly in surprise results demanded on Tuesday the immediate right to form a government, even though no grouping won a majority of seats. It is unprecedented in France's modern history to have a...

France's election ends up with no clear majority. This is what could happen next

Jul. 08, 2024 14:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French voters have given a broad leftist coalition the most parliamentary seats in a pivotal legislative election that has kept the far right from power but has put France in the unprecedented position of having no dominant political bloc in parliament. While a...