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NATO chief to meet French leader as tensions mount

Nov. 19, 2019 7:04 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says he will travel to Paris next week for talks with President Emmanuel Macron after the French leader lamented the “brain death” of the military alliance. Macron's public criticism of NATO has shaken the alliance. His remarks were...

Russia returns 3 seized ships to Ukraine, talks about summit

Nov. 18, 2019 10:56 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Three Ukrainian naval ships that were seized by Russia nearly a year ago have been returned, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Monday. The two gunboats and a tug were taken by the Russian coast guard on Nov. 25, 2018, as they maneuvered near the Kerch Strait that connects the Black Sea...

France, Denmark call for more unified asylum rules in Europe

Nov. 18, 2019 9:19 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen have called for more unified European Union rules on granting asylum to better handle uncontrolled immigration. In a joint statement in Paris Monday, the two pushed for a “reinforced...

France’s yellow vests stage new protests for anniversary

Nov. 17, 2019 12:04 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest activists staged peaceful demonstrations across France on Sunday, a day after scuffles between Paris police and protesters marred the anniversary of their movement for economic justice. Local yellow vest groups gathered at traffic circles across France where the movement emerged...

Scuffles mar anniversary of birth of yellow vest movement

Nov. 16, 2019 10:54 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Scuffles between Paris police and activists on Saturday marred the anniversary of the birth of the yellow vest movement against government policies seen as favoring the rich. On a day of largely peaceful demonstrations across France, there were a few violent incidents in the capital that ended...

Ukraine feels abandoned amid US impeachment drama

Nov. 15, 2019 2:25 PM EST

Ukraine is at the center of today’s east-west geopolitical battle, but it’s feeling increasingly alone and abandoned by its U.S. backers amid the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington. The U.S. ambassador — who was pushed out earlier this year and testified Friday in Congress —...

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine to meet to discuss conflict

Nov. 15, 2019 2:08 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 to try to seek a settlement for the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has killed 13,000 people. French President Emmanuel Macron’s office announced the meeting Friday after months of diplomatic...

Strained French public hospital workers protest cost cuts

Nov. 14, 2019 2:19 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of exasperated nurses, doctors and other public hospital workers marched through Paris on Thursday to demand more staff and resources after years of cost cuts. Before the day was done, the French president said an action plan would be announced next week. The protest and strike...

Tour de France ‘eternal runner-up’ Poulidor dies at 83

Nov. 13, 2019 11:50 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Raymond Poulidor, the “eternal runner-up” whose repeated failure to win the Tour de France helped him conquer French hearts and become the country’s all-time favorite cyclist, has died. He was 83. Decades after his career ended, Poulidor was still adored in a nation...

Lebanon protests sliding into violence amid impasse

Nov. 13, 2019 11:26 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A man opened fire with a shotgun over the heads of protesters in a town north of Beirut on Wednesday. It was the second shooting incident in as many days amid nationwide protests and as tensions rose in Lebanon between supporters and opponents of President Michel Aoun. There were no...