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France's Macron debates with mayors amid protests

Jan. 18, 2019 9:15 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron meets Friday with mayors of southwestern France as part of a grand debate aimed at appeasing the yellow vest movement, as protesters call for new actions this weekend. Macron is due to answer the mayors' questions about daily life and local politics in...

Vuitton's Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear

Jan. 17, 2019 1:58 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael Jackson. Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, used his unique platform Thursday to celebrate...

France: Former security aide to Macron in police custody

Jan. 17, 2019 10:49 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office says a former security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has been taken into police custody in an investigation of possible misuse of diplomatic passports. The prosecutor's office said Thursday that its original investigation of Alexandre Benalla's passport...

Strong explosion, fire hits French university building

Jan. 17, 2019 9:27 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A strong explosion and fire hit a science building undergoing repairs at the University of Lyon on Thursday, injuring three people slightly, French officials said. The area was evacuated after the explosion on the roof of the building Thursday morning, and the regional fire service said the...

Givenchy designer puts on debut menswear show in Paris

Jan. 16, 2019 2:35 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Designer Clare Waight Keller unveiled her first menswear collection for storied house Givenchy at Paris menswear week Wednesday as actress Laura Dern caught up with The Associated Press at Valentino's display that channeled the darkly depths of monochrome. Dern spoke about how, as a mother of...

AP WAS THERE: Shah leaves Iran as 1979 revolution looms

Jan. 16, 2019 8:46 AM EST

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Jan. 16, 1979, Iran's powerful Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi abandoned his Peacock Throne and left his nation, never to return home, setting the stage for the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution a month later. His departure and the ensuing chaos blindsided the United States, which for decades relied...

Key moments in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Jan. 16, 2019 1:35 AM EST

Forty years ago, Iran's ruling shah left his nation for the last time and an Islamic Revolution overthrew the vestiges of his caretaker government. The effects of the 1979 revolution, including the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the ensuing hostage crisis, have reverberated through decades of tense...

2 French policemen go on trial accused of raping tourist

Jan. 14, 2019 12:16 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Two French policemen went on trial Monday on charges of gang-raping a Canadian tourist at Paris police headquarters nearly five years ago. The officers, both members of the BRI anti-gang force at the time, are accused of raping the woman at 36 Quai des Orfevres, a famous address depicted in...

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...