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Eni, Total join for another gas search license off Cyprus

Sep. 18, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Energy companies Total of France and Italy's Eni have teamed up to expand their search for natural gas off southern coast, signing a licensing agreement Wednesday. Cypriot Energy Minister Georgios Lakkotrypis said the companies will have an equal share in a new block into which a gas...

Paris tests new bubble-shaped water taxi

Sep. 18, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris is testing out a new form of travel: an eco-friendly bubble-shaped taxi that zips along the water up and down the Seine River. Organizers are holding test runs this week on the white, oval-shaped electric hydrofoil boats that resemble tiny space shuttles gliding past Paris monuments....

EU lawmakers vote to approve Brexit delay if UK requests one

Sep. 18, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Parliament lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of another Brexit delay if Britain requests one and certain conditions are met, after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the chamber that a no-deal scenario remains "very real." After a...

The Latest: Denmark warns of no-deal Brexit consequences

Sep. 18, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The Danish government says the risk of Britain leaving the European Union without a divorce deal "will have serious consequences for the U.K., but also for Denmark and the rest of the EU." Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofoed says a...

EU chief Juncker: The risk of a no-deal Brexit "remains very real"

Sep. 18, 2019 3:17 AM EDT
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — EU chief Juncker: The risk of a no-deal Brexit "remains very real" .

The Latest: Saudi minister: 50% of crude reduction restored

Sep. 17, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 10 p.m. Saudi Arabia's energy minister says 50% of the production cut by the attack on its oil processing plant has been restored. Prince...

Mexico asks French auctioneers to halt sale of artifacts

Sep. 17, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is asking a French auction house to halt the planned sale of a collection of about 120 pre-Hispanic artifacts, saying some are fakes and others should be returned to Mexico. The relics are being offered by the French auction house Millon at a sale scheduled for...

The Latest: Eurotunnel tests new 'digital border' for Brexit

Sep. 17, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Eurotunnel has held a round of tests to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31, checking that a new "digital border" between France and Britain would work seamlessly and keep traffic flowing in the...

France evacuates 900 migrants from camp near English Channel

Sep. 17, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police are evacuating at least 900 migrants from a gym and a nearby tent camp near the English Channel, citing concerns about security and hygiene. A spokesman for the Nord region said the migrants being removed from Tuesday from the town of Grande Synthe include an unspecified number...

French foreign minister arrives in Sudan to meet new leaders

Sep. 16, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — France's foreign minister on Monday said his country would support Sudan's new leaders in their efforts to achieve peace with rebel groups, and work to end the African country's international pariah status. Jean-Yves Le Drian landed in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, weeks after the formation...