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Live updates | New attempts at Gaza cease-fire are underway, Israel's Gantz says

Feb. 21, 2024 19:13 PM EST

New attempts are underway to reach a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas that could pause the war in Gaza, a member of Israel’s War Cabinet said late Wednesday. “Initial signs indicate a possibility of moving forward,” said Benny Gantz, a former military chief and defense...

France honors foreign Resistance fighters as WWII hero Manouchian is inducted into the Panthéon

Feb. 21, 2024 15:37 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — When France hosts grandiose ceremonies commemorating D-Day, the heroic role of Missak Manouchian and other foreigners among French Resistance fighters in World War II is often overlooked. French President Emmanuel Macron sought to change that Wednesday by inducting Manouchian into...

French mayors face violence and intimidation from xenophobic far-right groups

Feb. 19, 2024 00:05 AM EST

SAINT-BREVIN-LES-PINS, France (AP) — The mayor of a small resort town on the Atlantic coast of France resigned, closed his medical practice and moved away after his house and two cars were set on fire. The arson followed months of death threats over plans to relocate a refugee center near a...

Macron says recognizing a Palestinian state is not a taboo for France

Feb. 17, 2024 06:46 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says recognizing a Palestinian state is not a ‘’taboo’’ for France, as international frustration grows with Israel’s actions in the Palestinian territories. France and the EU have long supported a two-state solution in the...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy in Paris signed security agreement with France after similar deal with Germany

Feb. 16, 2024 17:45 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday signed a 10-year bilateral security agreement with France hours after he officialized a similar one with Germany. The agreements send a strong signal of long-term backing as Kyiv works to shore up Western support nearly two years...

France and Ukraine to sign a security agreement in Paris in the presence of President Zelenskyy

Feb. 15, 2024 12:54 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will sign a bilateral security agreement with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, on Friday in Paris to provide “long-term support” to the war-ravaged country which has been battling Russia's full-scale invasion for nearly two years. ...

President's intervention keeps Paris' riverside bookstalls in place for the Olympics

Feb. 13, 2024 14:13 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron canceled plans Tuesday to move Paris' famed second-hand booksellers' boxes from the banks of the Seine River in preparation for the opening ceremony of the Olympics in July. A statement from the Elysee presidential palace said Macron...

Poland, France and Germany vow to make Europe stronger as fears grow over Russia and Trump

Feb. 12, 2024 16:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The governments of Poland, France and Germany vowed Monday to make Europe a security and defense power with a greater ability to back Ukraine, amid concerns that former U.S. President Donald Trump might return to the White House and allow Russia to expand its aggression on the...

Allies fear the US is becoming less reliable, with growing concern over a possible Trump return

Feb. 11, 2024 14:53 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — As chances rise of a Joe Biden-Donald Trump rematch in the U.S. presidential election, America’s allies are bracing for a bumpy ride. Many worry that a second term for Trump would be an earthquake, but tremors already abound — and concerns are rising that the U.S....

Verbal gaffe or sign of trouble? Mixing up names like Biden and Trump have done is pretty common

Feb. 10, 2024 08:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Any parent who’s ever called one of their children by the other’s name — or even the family pet’s name — likely could empathize when President Joe Biden mixed up the names of French leaders Macron and Mitterrand. The human brain has trouble pulling names...