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Macron's attempt to quell yellow vest protests satisfy few

Apr. 26, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is satisfying few of his critics as he tries to quell five months of yellow vest protests with a mix of tax cuts and attempts to bridge the gap between the Paris elite and the rest of the country. With promises of a tax cut for 15 million people, an end to the...

World shares extend losses ahead of US economic growth data

Apr. 26, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares edged lower in Europe on Friday following a lackluster day in Asia ahead of the release of U.S. economic growth data later in the day. Benchmarks fell Friday in Paris, London, Tokyo and Shanghai but rose in Hong Kong and Sydney. Economists have been upgrading their estimates, with...

GOP sees conflict in Senate bid by election regulator

Apr. 26, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party on Thursday urged the state's top election regulator to resign as secretary of state because she is running for the U.S. Senate. The state GOP said that Democrat Maggie Toulouse Oliver should resign to ensure the integrity of the 2020 election. The party provided...

UN climate chief warns current path leads to 'catastrophe'

Apr. 25, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. climate chief says world leaders must recognize there is no option except to speed-up and scale-up action to tackle global warming, warning that continuing on the current path will lead to "a catastrophe. Patricia Espinosa stressed in two recent interviews with the Associated...

Macron offers tax cut to French workers to quell anger

Apr. 25, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announced tax cuts for middle-class workers and plans for a more representative parliament Thursday as part of a promised response to the weekly yellow vest protests that damaged his presidency. In a nationally televised speech followed up by a news conference,...

The Latest: Protesters unimpressed by Macron's proposals

Apr. 25, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's proposed solutions to the economic problems raised by yellow vest protesters (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Activists involved in France's five months of yellow vest protests say they are disappointed with President Emmanuel Macron's response to...

French President Emmanuel Macron pledges to cut taxes for middle-class workers.

Apr. 25, 2019 12:43 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledges to cut taxes for middle-class workers.

China says French ship entered its waters illegally

Apr. 25, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday said it has complained to France after a French warship entered Chinese territorial waters while passing through the Taiwan Strait this month. In a related development, Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua blamed British activity in the South China Sea for a downturn in...

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn released from Japanese detention

Apr. 25, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn walked out of a Japanese detention center Thursday evening, his head held high, after paying 500 million yen ($4.5 million) in bail and winning a court rejection of an appeal from prosecutors. Ghosn walked solemnly out of the Tokyo Detention House with one...

France's yellow vests: Who they are, what they want, and why

Apr. 25, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protesters remain a force in French politics despite ups and downs in the five months after their movement started. As President Emmanuel Macron announces long-awaited responses to their grievances Thursday, here's a look at their movement: ___ WHO THEY ARE The movement started...