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Macron honors French police employees killed in attack

Oct. 8, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron led a national tribute Tuesday to the four police employees slain in last week's knife attack in Paris, calling them "victims of Islamic terrorism." At a ceremony at the police headquarters where they were stabbed to death in last Thursday's bloody rampage, a...

Macron shifts right on immigration as asylum demands grow

Oct. 7, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers are grappling with one of the country's thorniest issues. On Monday, they began debating immigration, at a time when tent cities have expanded in urban areas across the country and asylum demands are spiking. With municipal elections months away, President Emmanuel Macron has...

The Latest: UK govt formally suspends Parliament for 5 weeks

Sep. 10, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The British government has formally suspended Parliament, sending lawmakers home for five weeks amid a Brexit crisis. The legislature was officially prorogued, or suspended, with a formal ceremony in the House of Lords — but only after...

France's Macron to launch controversial pension overhaul

Sep. 4, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has held a special government meeting to discuss ways to launch an overhaul of the pension system that has the potential to raise the ire of the so-called yellow vest protesters. Macron gathered government members Wednesday at the president's Elysee Palace in...

France vows $5.5 million to stop men from killing women

Sep. 3, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French government is spending 5 million euros (about $5.5 million) to try to prevent deadly domestic violence in a country where one woman is killed every two or three days by an abusive partner. Critics worry that's not enough money to tackle a phenomenon so common in France and elsewhere...