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Macron vows tax relief, urges calm in bid to quell protests

Dec. 10, 2018 3:32 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron broke his silence Monday on the exceptional protests shaking France and his presidency, promising broad tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and acknowledging his own responsibility in fueling the nation's anger. Speaking with a soft voice and...

The Latest: New Reds skip Bell talking to Bailey about role

Dec. 10, 2018 3:25 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 12:15 p.m. New Reds manager David Bell says he's talked to pitcher Homer Bailey about his role in the future. Bell says it was a good conversation and nothing has been finalized. Bailey went 1-14 with a 6.09 ERA last...

Italy: Teen, club owners investigated in fatal stampede

Dec. 10, 2018 2:58 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors said Monday they have placed eight people, including one minor, under investigation in connection with a stampede at a packed nightclub that killed six people, five of them teenagers. Authorities stressed that the investigation was just beginning. Investigators are seeking...

The Latest: Macron takes responsibility for citizens' anger

Dec. 10, 2018 2:52 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year. In a televised address to the...

Stocks turn higher as markets remain volatile; oil drops

Dec. 10, 2018 2:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks remain volatile Monday as major indexes swung from sharp losses in morning trading to modest gains in the afternoon. Energy and financial companies are falling and technology companies are rising. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost as much as 507 points in early trading...

The Latest: Red Cross: Migrant policy mustn't add suffering

Dec. 10, 2018 2:45 PM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. migration conference (all times local): 8:40 p.m. A top humanitarian leader admits governments have a right to set migration policy, but insist they shouldn't increase suffering or play into a recent trend toward the "criminalization of compassion."...

China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

Dec. 10, 2018 2:43 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — China raised the pressure on the United States and Canada as a bail hearing resumed Monday for a top Chinese technology executive in a case that has fueled U.S.-China trade tensions and roiled financial markets. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese...

In unusual admission, French President Emmanuel Macron says he's partially responsible for anger fueling protests

Dec. 10, 2018 2:35 PM EST
PARIS (AP) — In unusual admission, French President Emmanuel Macron says he's partially responsible for anger fueling protests.

Slovak hospitals hold new Roma mothers against their will

Dec. 10, 2018 2:20 PM EST

KEZMAROK, Slovakia (AP) — Monika Krcova did not want to follow the official guidelines and remain in the hospital in Slovakia for four days after her third baby's birth. And so she escaped. Like many other Roma, she tells horror stories about giving birth in the hospital: How doctors at the Kezmarok...

Nearly 85 percent of UN nations back migration deal; not US

Dec. 10, 2018 2:18 PM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defying fierce opposition from the U.S. and a few other nations, nearly 85 percent of U.N. member states agreed Monday on a sweeping yet non-binding accord to ensure safe, orderly and humane migration. The debate over the Global Compact for Migration, the first of its kind, has...