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Paris prosecutor: no sign Notre Dame fire of criminal origin

Jun. 26, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A preliminary investigation found no evidence to suggest that a fire that gutted large parts of Notre Dame Cathedral was criminal, the prosecutor's office said Wednesday. The prosecutor's office said in a statement that several hypotheses about the cause of the April 15 blaze include a...

Leaders of Japan, France share Middle East concerns

Jun. 26, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to bolster naval defense ties in the Indo-Pacific region and shared concerns about growing tensions in the Middle East. Macron, in Tokyo ahead of this week's Group of 20 summit in Osaka, told...

Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issue at G-20 summit

Jun. 26, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people joined Hong Kong's latest rally Wednesday night against legislation they fear would erode the city's freedoms, capping a daylong appeal to world leaders ahead of a G-20 summit that brings together the heads of China, the United States and other major nations later this...

Facebook to help French police identify hate speech suspects

Jun. 26, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Facebook is agreeing to help French police identify hate speech suspects, in what the French government is celebrating as a global first. France's digital affairs minister, Cedric O, said that Facebook will provide authorities "IP addresses to help identify authors of hateful content."...

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...

The Latest: France's Macron warns against rising tensions

Jun. 25, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 9:55 p.m. France's President Emmanuel Macron has spoken by phone with his Iranian counterpart in what his office says is an effort to avoid a "dangerous escalation" of tensions in...

Iran says 'idiotic' new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy

Jun. 25, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions, even as President Hassan Rouhani derided the White House as being "afflicted by mental...

France put on hot weather alert as heatwave reaches Europe

Jun. 24, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The sunset had an orange glow. So did the extreme weather warning for Paris. Meteorologists placed more than half of France, including around the capital, on alert for high temperatures Monday as a heatwave was expected to spread across continental Europe this week. National weather agency...

Europeans cool on Iran coalition talk, seek de-escalation

Jun. 24, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — European officials on Monday appeared cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against Iran, with the German foreign minister warning that "maximum pressure" without diplomacy increases the risks of a war and several others stressing that their priority is to de-escalate tensions...

France hosts Mediterranean conference without heads of state

Jun. 24, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France is hosting a conference aimed at boosting cooperation between northern and southern Mediterranean countries, with senior government officials, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academics in attendance. President Emmanuel Macron took part in talks at the "Summit of the Two...