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May wins no-confidence vote, but still is beset by Brexit

Jan. 16, 2019 5:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office — but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal. May won a narrow victory, 325 votes to...

The Latest: Macron tells Britain "good luck" with Brexit

Jan. 15, 2019 8:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is casting doubt on chances the European Union will renegotiate Britain's exit deal after British lawmakers roundly rejected the one their government reached with the EU. Macron...

France's Macron launches 'grand debate' following protests

Jan. 15, 2019 10:48 AM EST

GRAND BOURGTHEROULDE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday encouraged people to list their grievances and propose changes to the country's economy during a "grand debate" aimed at appeasing the yellow vest movement, following weeks of anti-government protests. Macron formally launched...

Doubts greet Macron's 'grand debate' to quell French anger

Jan. 14, 2019 10:07 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Anti-government protesters and political rivals of President Emmanuel Macron criticized a sweeping "letter to the French" he issued after two months of weekly demonstrations, saying Monday his response was inadequate to quell anger over his economic policies. The letter released Sunday...

French far-right leader wants EU election to 'beat' Macron

Jan. 13, 2019 2:38 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's far-right National Rally party launched its campaign Sunday for this year's European Parliament election, which it and other nationalist, anti-immigration movements hope to dominate. During a speech in Paris, party leader Marine Le Pen urged voters to seize the May 26 vote as a chance...

The Latest: French protesters demand more help from govt

Jan. 12, 2019 4:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local): 10 p.m. Thousands of yellow vest protesters have marched through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies. Sporadic violence broke out during protests...

French yellow vest protests hit 9th week, clash with police

Jan. 12, 2019 2:13 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of yellow vest protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies, and repeated tensions broke out with police. Sporadic violence broke out during protests in Paris, Bourges,...

Corruption trial urged for former French PM Fillon and wife

Jan. 11, 2019 2:54 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's financial prosecutor's office has asked that former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife be sent to trial on corruption charges. Fillon, who at one point was the front-runner in France's 2017 presidential race, saw his bid unravel over allegations he paid his wife Penelope and...

Dug in at roundabouts, yellow vest protesters keep up fight

Jan. 11, 2019 9:06 AM EST

SENLIS, France (AP) — The roundabout outside Senlis in the northern Oise region close to the busiest of France's highways is more than just asphalt with cars and trucks circling around it. With its makeshift grocery, camp beds and community spirit, the large central island about 60 kilometers (35 miles)...

Crowdfunding pits French police vs. yellow vest protesters

Jan. 10, 2019 1:09 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — As France's yellow vest movement digs in for more protests, weeks of street clashes have produced a competition over which side can raise more money: protesters or police. So far, the police seem to be winning. An online crowdfunding campaign for officers hurt in confrontations with protesters...