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France is proposing to allow terminally ill patients to take lethal medication

Apr. 10, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s government presented a bill Wednesday to allow adults with terminal cancer or other incurable illness to take lethal medication, as public demands grow for legal options for aid in dying. Many French people have traveled to neighboring countries where...

Serbia says it's close to a deal to buy French-made fighter jets. That would be a shift from Russia

Apr. 09, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is close to signing a deal on the purchase of 12 French Rafale multi-purpose fighter jets, the Serbian president announced Tuesday, in what would mark a shift from its traditional military supplier Russia. President Aleksandar Vucic spoke during his...

Book Review: Jen Silverman’s gripping second novel explores the long afterlife of political violence

Apr. 08, 2024 10:32 AM EDT

Earlier this year a former member of the far-left Baader-Meinhof gang who spent decades in hiding was arrested by German police in connection with a string of crimes. It was just another example of the long afterlife of the anti-war movement of the late 1960s, which Jen Silverman explores in a...

British, French troops march in historic joint parades in London and Paris in a show of solidarity

Apr. 08, 2024 09:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — French troops joined their British counterparts in the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace for the first time Monday, marching together in a display of solidarity between Britain and France amid the war in Ukraine. At a parallel ceremony...

Kagame blames the world's inaction as Rwanda commemorates the 1994 genocide with lingering scars

Apr. 07, 2024 07:59 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan President Paul Kagame blamed the inaction of the international community for allowing the 1994 genocide to happen as Rwandans on Sunday commemorated 30 years since an estimated 800,000 people were killed by government-backed extremists. Rwanda has...

Though Rwanda has come a long way since the 1994 genocide, scars of the past still haunt the nation

Apr. 06, 2024 03:12 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda is preparing to mark the 30th anniversary of the East African nation's most horrific period in history — the genocide against its minority Tutsi. To this day, new mass graves are still being discovered across the country of 14 million people, a grim reminder of the...

Aid worker deaths have appalled Israel's European allies. Some are considering a halt to arms sales

Apr. 06, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The words coming from some of Israel’s closest allies have been startling in their vehemence: “appalled,” “outraged,” “no more excuses.” The Israeli military’s killing of seven aid workers in Gaza has triggered unprecedented criticism from European...

President Macron says France and its allies 'could have stopped' the 1994 Rwanda genocide

Apr. 04, 2024 11:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that France and its allies could have stopped the 1994 Rwanda genocide but lacked the will to do so, a strong declaration ahead of the African country's 30th anniversary of the slaughter that left over 800,000 people dead. ...

France's Macron dismisses Russian remarks suggesting Kyiv and Paris had a role in Moscow attack

Apr. 04, 2024 08:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron dismissed Thursday as “ridiculous” Russia's defense minister's remarks suggesting Ukraine and France could had a role in last month's deadly Moscow concert hall attack. Macron's comments came a day after a rare phone call between...

France's Macron embraces Brazil's Lula — and the memes poking fun at their 'wedding'

Mar. 28, 2024 23:17 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If social media is to be believed, French President Emmanuel Macron's trip to Brazil that ended Thursday left him swooning. Pictures showed him and his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, ambling through the Amazon and posing beneath the soaring...