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Burkina Faso suspends France 24 for interview with jihadi

Mar. 27, 2023 06:54 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Burkina Faso's military junta has suspended French broadcaster, France 24, for interviewing a top jihadi rebel, a government spokesman announced Monday. The broadcasting of France 24's programs will be blocked throughout Burkina Faso because of an interview...

In Macron's France, streets and fields seethe with protest

Mar. 27, 2023 03:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A big day has come for French high school student Elisa Fares. At age 17, she is taking part in her first protest. In a country that taught the world about people power with its revolution of 1789 — and a country again seething with anger against its leaders —...

AP-Week in Pictures: Global / March 18-24, 2023

Mar. 26, 2023 13:47 PM EDT

From protests in France following the President Macron's unpopular plan to raise retirement age from 62 to 64, to the start of Ramadan for millions of Muslims, to the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Malawi, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the...

French police, activists injured at anti-reservoir protest

Mar. 25, 2023 14:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police and environmental activists fought violent pitched battles Saturday around a giant agricultural irrigation reservoir in rural western France. The interior minister reported more than 30 people injured and said police detonated more than 4,000 non-lethal...

Amid massive demonstrations, Macron delays Charles' visit

Mar. 24, 2023 15:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ongoing unrest across France and calls for a new round of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron's pension plan persuaded officials to postpone a planned state visit next week by Britain's King Charles III. While a clear disappointment to the royal palace,...

Macron's office: Algeria envoy returning to Paris, spat ends

Mar. 24, 2023 15:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Algeria’s ambassador to France, recalled home in February, will be returning to his post in the coming days, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said Friday in a sign that the latest diplomatic spat between the two countries has been resolved. Ambassador Said Moussi...

France bans TikTok, Twitter from government staff phones

Mar. 24, 2023 14:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France announced Friday it is banning the “recreational” use of TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and other apps on government employees' phones because of concern about insufficient data security measures. The move follows similar restrictions on TikTok in democratic...

King Charles' state visit deflated as France leg canceled

Mar. 24, 2023 14:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III’s international debut was deflated Friday when his trip to France was postponed indefinitely because of protests that threatened to mar events at high profile venues such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Palace of Versailles. While Charles will still...

AP PHOTOS: New dangers as violence surges at French protests

Mar. 24, 2023 10:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Armed with Molotov cocktails or paving stones, black-clad radicals are increasingly invading large, peaceful protest marches against pension reforms in France, attacking police in spiraling violence. Street battles between the trouble-makers — a volatile combination...

Macron says 'common sense and friendship' led to cancelation of King Charles III's trip due to protests in France

Mar. 24, 2023 09:14 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Macron says 'common sense and friendship' led to cancelation of King Charles III's trip due to protests in France.