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Foot on table: British PM at home in French president palace

Aug. 22, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apparently wasn't sweating it despite the high stakes subject of his talks with the president of France: Brexit. So relaxed was he during his Thursday visit to Paris that he sat deep in an upholstered chair in an Elysee Palace salon — and briefly put...

UK's Johnson presses for fresh Brexit talks in Paris

Aug. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France joined Germany on Thursday in challenging British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to show he can come up with a better alternative to the main sticking point in the stalled Brexit negotiations, giving him a month to prove he can break the deadlock on the Irish border question. Johnson...

France, Greece to push for EU solidarity on migrant crisis

Aug. 22, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis agreed to push for more solidarity in the European Union over the migrant crisis. Mitsotakis, who took office on July, met with Macron in Paris on Thursday. He said the migrant crisis must not weigh only on the...

Macron expected to raise Carlos Ghosn case with Japan's Abe

Aug. 22, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The wife of Carlos Ghosn on Thursday urged French President Emmanuel Macron to intercede on behalf of the former chairman of Nissan and Renault when he meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G-7 summit in France. The appeal is Carole Ghosn's latest effort to pressure Japan into...

The Latest: Merkel says her 30-days remark not a deadline

Aug. 22, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's effort to reopen Brexit talks on European trip (all times local): 3:30 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a suggestion she made that a solution to the Brexit dispute be solved in 30 days shouldn't be interpreted as a strict deadline....

Protesters skeptical as G7 claims anti-globalization mantle

Aug. 22, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The G-7 summit has for the first time co-opted the message of its protesters: Capitalism has led to damaging inequalities and environmental degradation that has harmed the global economy and a handful of rich countries can't be the only ones making decisions for the world. Thousands of people...

French President Emmanuel Macron says the Irish backstop is 'indispensable' in a Brexit deal

Aug. 22, 2019 7:25 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says the Irish backstop is 'indispensable' in a Brexit deal.

Germany's Merkel dangles possibility of negotiated Brexit

Aug. 21, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the possibility that a negotiated departure for Britain from the European Union might still be possible even as the clock is ticking on a deal that would satisfy both sides. Speaking Wednesday alongside U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson before the two...

The Latest: Farm chief warns UK that EU will not be divided

Aug. 21, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 7:20 p.m. The European Union's agriculture chief says if British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lets the UK crash out of the EU without a deal on Oct. 31 it will create a "foul atmosphere" that will spill over into any...

G-7 'counter-summit' protest mobilizes against inequality

Aug. 21, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

IRUN, Spain (AP) — Protesters are beginning to set up camp on both sides of the border between France and Spain ahead of this year's G-7 summit of the world's major industrialized nations. They're calling it a "counter-summit" and have a packed schedule of conferences and workshops along the Basque coast...