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Long a city that embraced cars, Paris is seeing a new kind of road rage: Bike-lane traffic jams

Sep. 28, 2023 01:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ring, ring! It's rush hour on Paris' Sébastopol Boulevard, and the congestion is severe — not just gas-guzzling, pollution-spewing, horn-honking snarls but also quieter and greener bottlenecks of cyclists jockeying for space. Until four years ago, motorists largely...

France's government promises to root out school bullies, reacting to wide anger over child suicides

Sep. 27, 2023 16:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Block school bullies from social networks. Give all children weekly empathy classes. Put anti-bullying experts in schools and courts. These are among promises the French government made Wednesday in response to growing nationwide concern about bullying, triggered by...

France's withdrawal from Niger could jeopardize counterterrorism operations in the Sahel

Sep. 27, 2023 10:46 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The French troops withdrawing from Niger were seen as a key line of defense for about a decade in Western efforts against jihadi violence in Africa's Sahel region, the vast arid expanse south of the Sahara Desert. As the U.S. keeps pushing for a diplomatic...

President Macron says France will end its military presence in Niger, pull its ambassador after coup

Sep. 24, 2023 17:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron announced Sunday that France will end its military presence in Niger and pull its ambassador out of the country as a result of the coup that removed the democratically elected president. Niger's junta said in response that the announcement...

President Emmanuel Macron says France will end military presence in Niger and pull ambassador from country after coup

Sep. 24, 2023 14:41 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron says France will end military presence in Niger and pull ambassador from country after coup.

France rolls out the red carpet for King Charles III's state visit

Sep. 20, 2023 17:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Britain's King Charles III praised France's “wonderful welcome” at a grand dinner held in his honor Wednesday night at the sumptuous Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles, marking his state visit meant to underline the friendship between both nations. In a...

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer says he'll seek closer ties with the EU if he wins the next election

Sep. 18, 2023 10:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British opposition leader Keir Starmer says he will seek a closer relationship with the European Union, but won’t reverse Brexit, if his Labour Party wins a national election that’s due by the end of next year. Opinion polls put the left-of-center party as much as...

Apple will update iPhone 12 in France after regulators said it emitted too much radiation

Sep. 15, 2023 06:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Apple has agreed to install updates for the iPhone 12 in France after French regulators ordered the company to stop selling the model because it emits electromagnetic radiation levels that exceed European Union standards. The company, which just unveiled its newest...

Niger's junta released a French official held for 5 days

Sep. 14, 2023 03:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French official detained in Niger last week has been released, the French government said Thursday. The arrest heightened tensions between France and Niger, where military officers deposed an elected president last month and ordered French officials to leave. ...

France's Foreign Ministry says a French elected official has been arrested in military-run Niger

Sep. 12, 2023 15:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that a French official has been arrested in military-run Niger, and called for the junta to immediately release him. Military officers in Niger deposed elected President Mohamed Bazoum in July and last month ordered French...