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Screening of Polanski movie to go ahead despite allegation

Nov. 12, 2019 11:44 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Paris screening of a new French-Italian film "An Officer and a Spy" is going ahead despite a new allegation that its director Roman Polanski raped a woman decades ago. Tuesday's screening will be attended by the film's crew. French media say several interviews with actors from the movie...

Pete Doherty fined in Paris over double set of arrests

Nov. 12, 2019 11:31 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office says British singer Pete Doherty has been handed a three-month suspended sentence and a fine of 10,000 euros ($11,000) after being arrested in Paris twice in one week. The prosecutor's office said Tuesday that the 40-year old former Libertines and Babyshambles...

French police detain 18, clear protesters at Spanish border

Nov. 12, 2019 10:46 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — French police detained 18 pro-Catalan independence protesters Tuesday and used pepper spray and batons to push back demonstrators who blocked a major highway border crossing between France and Spain for more than 24 hours. The police then began towing away vehicles and debris and authorities...

3 new candidates for European Commission clear 1st hurdle

Nov. 12, 2019 9:03 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Three new candidates for the European Commission have cleared a first hurdle in their nomination process after lawmakers scrutinizing possible conflicts of interest gave the go-ahead on Tuesday. The new Commission — the powerful executive arm of the European Union that proposes laws...

Kazakhstan offers to host Russia-Ukraine meeting

Nov. 12, 2019 8:10 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's ex-president said Tuesday he offered to host the leaders of Russia and Ukraine for talks on settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but the Kremlin was noncommittal about such an encounter. The fighting between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian troops in Ukraine's...

France hosts world leaders to address global challenges

Nov. 12, 2019 7:40 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and other leaders have called for greater international cooperation to ease the world's tensions at a peace forum in Paris that was notable for the absence of the United States. Some 30 heads of state or government, high-level officials from other countries and...

Next EU Commission chief wants to increase foreign spending

Nov. 12, 2019 4:52 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The next European Commission president says she wants to spend almost a third more on foreign policy goals over the next half decade to better establish the EU as a global player. Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday that the extra money is needed to develop a stronger strategic culture of the...

Trump, Macron to meet after French president criticized NATO

Nov. 12, 2019 2:46 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says he will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the Dec. 3-4 NATO summit in London. Macron tweeted that he had an "excellent discussion" with Trump on Monday evening about Syria, Iran and the NATO military alliance. They evoked "lots of...

UN reports increasing violations of Iran nuclear deal

Nov. 11, 2019 3:01 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Uranium particles of man-made origin have been discovered at a site in Iran not declared to the United Nations, the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Monday as it confirmed a litany of violations by Tehran of the 2015 nuclear deal. The International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran has begun...

The Latest: Vox leader says no to helping form government

Nov. 11, 2019 12:34 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Spain's general election (all times local): 6 p.m. The leader of the far-right Vox party that made huge gains in Spain's elections says he has no intention of helping incumbent Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez form a new government. Santiago Abascal...