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French President Macron says he won't push through voting reforms that triggered New Caledonia riots

May. 23, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

French President Emmanuel Macron said on a visit to riot-hit New Caledonia on Thursday that he won’t force through a contested voting reform that has sparked deadly unrest in the French Pacific territory and wants to leave time for local leaders to come up with an alternate agreement for the...

French President Emmanuel Macron lands New Caledonia as deadly unrest hits the French Pacific archipelago

May. 22, 2024 17:40 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron lands New Caledonia as deadly unrest hits the French Pacific archipelago.

Russia begins nuclear drills in an apparent warning to West over Ukraine

May. 22, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

Russia’s military has begun drills involving tactical nuclear weapons that were announced by Russian authorities earlier this month in an apparent warning to senior Western officials who had spoken about the possibility of deeper involvement in the war in Ukraine. It was the first...

Australia and New Zealand evacuate scores of their citizens from New Caledonia

May. 22, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian military has flown 115 passengers on two flights from the restive French Pacific territory of New Caledonia and a French government flight was expected to evacuate another 100 stranded passengers on Wednesday, an Australian government minister said. ...

Macron is making a surprise trip to New Caledonia amid deadly unrest and indigenous frustration

May. 21, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is making a surprise trip to New Caledonia, the French Pacific territory that has been gripped by days of deadly unrest and where indigenous people have long sought independence. “He will go there tonight,” government spokesperson...

French government spokeswoman says President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to violence-hit New Caledonia

May. 21, 2024 05:52 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French government spokeswoman says President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to violence-hit New Caledonia.

Violence rages in New Caledonia as France rushes emergency reinforcements to its Pacific territory

May. 16, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Violence raged across New Caledonia for the third consecutive day Thursday, hours after France imposed a state of emergency in the French Pacific territory, boosting security forces’ powers to quell unrest in the archipelago that has long sought independence. French...

France imposes emergency in Pacific territory of New Caledonia as violent unrest turns deadly

May. 16, 2024 08:50 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France imposed an emergency Wednesday in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia for at least 12 days, boosting security forces’ powers to quell deadly unrest in the archipelago where indigenous people have long sought independence. Armed clashes and other...

An attack on a prison van in France kills 2 officers. An inmate escapes

May. 14, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Armed assailants killed two French prison officers and seriously wounded three others in an attack on a convoy in Normandy on Tuesday and an inmate escaped, officials said. A search was underway. The convoy was transporting prisoner Mohamed Amra to Évreux jail after a...

Microsoft pledges $4.3 billion investment at Macron’s ‘Choose France’ summit

May. 13, 2024 09:23 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Microsoft announced its most substantial commitment yet to France, pledging on Monday to invest 4 billion euros ($4.3 billion) this year to bolster the country’s burgeoning artificial intelligence sector. The move is part of a broader effort unveiled during...