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Police clear out dozens occupying Pantheon to demand papers

Jul. 12, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Police in Paris have removed scores of people who invaded the famed Pantheon where illustrious French figures are buried, in order to press their demands for residence papers. Police moved into the monument hours after Friday's occupation began and evacuated the occupiers who are illegally...

France fries: Record heat hits tourists, schools, hospitals

Jun. 28, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of schools were closed, outdoor events canceled and volunteers were visiting the elderly at home as France and other nations battle a record-setting heat wave baking much of Europe. Several people have died around the continent in incidents that authorities are linking to the...

Europe sets heat records as much of continent sizzles

Jun. 26, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Torrid weather gripped large parts of western and central Europe on Wednesday, setting new June temperature records in Germany and the Czech Republic and forcing drivers to slow down on some sections of the famously speedy German autobahns. Authorities imposed speed limits on some autobahns...

French govt slammed over pollution, slow climate response

Jun. 26, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as a global climate crusader but even a watchdog that he created says his government is lagging on its promises to the planet. The High Council for the Climate issued its first report Tuesday night on the French government's climate policy, saying...

France plans to change jobless benefits, unions to protest

Jun. 18, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government has unveiled plans to make it more difficult for the unemployed to claim benefits, as part of an overhaul of France's labor market that aims to boost the nation's economy. Labor Minister Muriel Penicaud said Tuesday that the changes were "tough,...

France pledges to reform economy, boost competitiveness

Jun. 12, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister said Wednesday that the government of President Emmanuel Macron plans to keep reforming the economy to boost its competitiveness, with changes to unemployment benefits and the pension system and plans to help out middle-class workers with tax cuts. Addressing the lower...

The Latest: Salvini says populists will control 150 EU seats

Jun. 8, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 3 p.m. The leader of Italy's right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, calculates that populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new 751-seat European Parliament. Votes were still coming in...

The Latest: French prime minister calls for global peace

Jun. 6, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — The Latest on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Concluding D-Day celebrations at Juno beach, with birds singing in the background, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has made a plea for global peace and understanding. Philippe attended the ceremony...

The Latest: Merkel wants quick deal on head of EU Commission

May. 27, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on European elections (all times local): 8:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she'd like to see a quick agreement on who should run the European Union's executive branch, a matter on which her own governing coalition so far is divided. In her first comments on the...

French far-right makes big demands on Macron after small win

May. 27, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — If French far-right leader Marine Le Pen gets her wish, her National Rally party, victorious in the European Parliament election, will force a dissolution of France's own parliament and lure opponents to her cause. But there's one major roadblock: French President Emmanuel Macron . His...