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Neo-fascists exploit 'no-vax' rage, posing dilemma for Italy

Oct. 13, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — An extreme-right party's violent exploitation of anger over Italy's coronavirus restrictions is forcing authorities to wrestle with the country's fascist legacy and fueling fears there could be a replay of last week's mobs trying to force their way to Parliament. ...

France to reduce visas for North Africans in migration spat

Sep. 28, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France will reduce the number of visas issued to people in North Africa because governments there are refusing to take back migrants expelled from France. The move announced Tuesday comes amid pressure from far-right politicians on centrist President...

Macron wants more transparency about police wrongdoings

Sep. 14, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announced measures to make the police more transparent about wrongdoings, including the publication of internal investigation reports and the creation of a parliamentary monitoring body, in efforts to improve public confidence eroded by scandals...

Two women campaign to become France's 1st female president

Sep. 12, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two French politicians kicked off their presidential campaigns Sunday, seeking to become France’s first female leader in next year’s spring election. The far-right National Rally party's Marine Le Pen and Paris' Socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, both...

Minister: French priest killed by cathedral-fire suspect

Aug. 09, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A priest was killed Monday in a small town in western France allegedly by a Rwandan man he had housed who was already under investigation for setting a fire to the Cathedral of Nantes a year ago, France's interior minister said. Interior Minister Gerard...

Paris Olympics moves up with two presidents on center stage

Aug. 05, 2021 06:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Amid the stress of postponing and finally staging the Tokyo Olympics, the next Summer Games host has moved in relative calm with steady leadership. The 2024 Paris Olympics emerges fully on Sunday from its unexpected extra year in the shadows with a formal...

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris

Jul. 31, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people protested France's special virus pass with marches through Paris and other French cities on Saturday. Most demonstrations were peaceful, but sporadic clashes with riot police marked protests in the French capital. Some 3,000 security...

French protesters reject virus passes, vaccine mandate

Jul. 24, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some 160,000 people, including far-right activists and members of France's yellow vest movement, protested Saturday across the country against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care...