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Paris mayoral candidate Benjamin Griveaux gives a press conference as part of the campaign for the upcoming mayoral elections to be held on March, 15, 2020, in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Sex tapes sink Macron's candidate, spark outrage in France

Feb. 14, 2020 10:39 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Rivals from across France's political spectrum joined in a chorus of alarm and dismay Friday and warned that French democracy is in danger after an online leak of graphic sexual images led an associate of President Emmanuel Macron to pull out of the race for mayor of Paris. Rapid expressions...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 17, 1997 ,file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair, foreground, mounts a bike, along with European leaders in Amsterdam. One of Blair's ambitions after his Labour Party won a landslide election victory in May, 1997, was to put Britain at the

Britain's EU Journey: When Blair's EU aspirations faded away

Jan. 25, 2020 5:00 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, meets with Yair Lapid, left, in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.  Dozens of world leaders have descended upon Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)

Macron grows angry with Israeli security during church visit

Jan. 22, 2020 1:23 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday lost his temper with Israeli security agents during a visit to a French church in Jerusalem and angrily ordered one of them to leave the premises. The incident occurred during a spat between Israeli forces and Macron's own security detail as he...

FILE  - In this Tuesday, June 12, 2012 file photo, former British Prime Minister John Major arrives to give evidence to the Leveson inquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London. For ex-British Prime Minister John Major, it was a no-brainer between the Olympics or cricket. While aids tried to persuade Major attending the 1996 games in Atlanta would be good for his “street cred”, he chose instead to watch cricket in London, missing the opportunity to see Britain’s only gold Olympic medal that year. The details come as the UK government released a wave of archival records Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 following the law that certain records must be published thirty years after they were created. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

British ex-PM skipped 'street cred' of Olympics for cricket

Dec. 30, 2019 7:23 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — For one British prime minister, choosing between the Olympics Games and cricket was a no-brainer. Archival records released by the U.K. government on Tuesday reveal that aides tried to persuade Prime Minister John Major that attending the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta would be good for his...

French union members and workers demonstrate after 22 days on a strike against pension reform plans, in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019. France's punishing transportation troubles may ease up slightly over Christmas, but unions plan renewed strikes and protests in January to resist government plans to raise the retirement age to 64. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

French oil refineries blocked as pension strike hits day 23

Dec. 27, 2019 8:18 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French union activists disrupted two of the country's eight oil refineries Friday as part of nationwide strikes against a higher retirement age that have lasted for 23 days, the longest such walkout in France in decades. The current action, at more than three weeks, is now longer than a 1995...