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French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for a media conference in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron issued a stern warning to Lebanon's political class, urging them to commit to serious reforms within few months or risk punitive action including sanctions, if they fail to deliver. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool via AP)

French leader warns Lebanese politicians of ‘last chance’

Sep. 1, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Lebanese politicians have committed to a road map that begins with a government of experts to be formed in two weeks and quickly enacts reforms. Speaking at the end of two days of meetings in Beirut, Macron said France was committed to helping Lebanon...

French President Emmanuel Macron hugs blast victim Tamara Tayah after planting a cedar with members of the NGO Jouzour Loubnan in Jaj, near Beirut, Tuesday Sept. 1, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron returned to Lebanon on Monday, a country in the midst of an unprecedented crisis, for a two-day visit and a schedule packed with events and political talks aimed at charting a way out for the country. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool via AP)

Beirut blast victim's daughter gifts Macron a pin, gets hug

Sep. 1, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — “Keep Lebanon close to your heart.” That's the concept behind a golden pin given to French President Emmanuel Macron by an 11-year-old Beirut girl that adorned his lapel during meetings with Lebanese officials Tuesday. The pin was a gift from the daughter of Hala Tayah, one of...

Collins Aerospace in Cedar Rapids to lay off 72 employees

Aug. 11, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — One of eastern Iowa’s largest employers has revealed it plans to lay off 72 workers at its Cedar Rapids plant. The company, which manufactures aviation and military equipment, had announced on July 30 that it would lay off workers, but declined to say how many. It revealed...