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EU leaders break off talks on top job nominees without result

Jun. 17, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders of European Union countries reached no final agreement on candidates for the bloc's top jobs Monday, but several praised the record of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and she appeared on track to secure their endorsement later this month for a second...

France captain Kylian Mbappé urges young people to vote, warns against 'extremes' ahead of elections

Jun. 16, 2024 12:19 PM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — On the eve of France's first game at the European Championship, star striker Kylian Mbappé called Sunday on French people to vote and warned against “extremes” at a time when the far right seeks to take power in upcoming parliamentary elections. ...

French protesters are standing up to the far right ahead of the country's snap elections

Jun. 15, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Anti-racism groups joined French unions and a brand-new left-wing coalition in protests in Paris and across France on Saturday against the surging nationalist far right as frenzied campaigning is underway ahead of snap parliamentary elections. The French Interior...

France's leftist alliance leaders vow to 'extinguish the flame' of far right in upcoming elections

Jun. 14, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Leaders of France’s left-wing parties allied in a new coalition and outlined their plan on Friday to prevent the surging far right from taking power in upcoming snap national parliamentary elections. Marine Le Pen's anti-immigration National Rally is also seeking...

France's Macron defends decision on snap legislative elections, urges voters to defeat far-right

Jun. 12, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron defended his decision to call snap parlimentary elections after his party’s crushing defeat in the European parliamentary vote, insisting on Wednesday that voters will ultimately choose the “progressive bloc" over the far-right. In...

French President Macron calls moderate politicians from the left and right to regroup to defeat far right in elections

Jun. 12, 2024 06:07 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French President Macron calls moderate politicians from the left and right to regroup to defeat far right in elections.

The far right made big gains in European elections. What's next, and why does it matter?

Jun. 10, 2024 17:30 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — For decades, the European Union — which has its roots in the defeat of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy — confined the nationalist far right to the political fringes. With a strong showing in elections Sunday, far-right forces could now influence or block joint...

Salt Lake City Olympic bid projects $4 billion in total costs to stage 2034 Winter Games

Jun. 10, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

Organizers for the proposed 2034 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City released their first budget estimate Monday, projecting total costs of just under $4 billion, with $2.84 billion of that slated for operational costs. The committee said even though there will be 40% more events than...

The Latest | Election shifts the European Parliament further right

Jun. 10, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

Far-right parties made big gains in the European Parliament in election results that rattled the traditional powers and made French President Emmanuel Macron call snap legislative elections. Macron’s party suffered a heavy defeat from the far-right National Rally party, while in...

IOC boss Thomas Bach says snap elections in France won't impact the Paris Olympics

Jun. 10, 2024 11:25 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The snap national election called by French President Emmanuel Macron will not impact the Paris Olympics, IOC president Thomas Bach said on Monday. Bach said the Paris Games have always had broad support across the French political spectrum and added, “I have no...