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Macron hits New Orleans' French Quarter, meets with Musk

Dec. 02, 2022 20:37 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived Friday in Louisiana, the American state most closely aligned historically with his country, to celebrate their longstanding cultural ties and discuss energy policy and climate change. Macron met with political leaders and...

Bidens entertain more than 330 guests at 1st state dinner

Dec. 02, 2022 00:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first White House state dinner of President Joe Biden's administration drew big names Thursday from fashion, entertainment, politics and business who turned out to help celebrate French President Emmanuel Macron and the return of large social events after the pandemic. ...

Biden, Macron vow unity against Russia, discuss trade row

Dec. 01, 2022 20:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron vowed to maintain a united front against Russia on Thursday amid growing worries about waning support for Ukraine's war effort in the U.S. and Europe. Biden also signaled he might be willing to tweak aspects of his signature climate...

EXPLAINER: US-European differences on climate law persist

Dec. 01, 2022 19:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday tried to allay concerns raised by French President Emmanuel Macron about a clean energy law that benefits electric vehicles and other products made in North America. But the U.S. and Europe remain divided over the landmark law. ...

Israel says it will deport Palestinian lawyer to France

Dec. 01, 2022 09:38 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday announced it has stripped a Palestinian lawyer of his Jerusalem residency and plans to deport him to France, saying the man is an activist in a banned militant group. The decision by Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked underscored the fragile status...

France makes push to collect heirloom weapons across country

Dec. 01, 2022 09:34 AM EST

BRUNOY, France (AP) — The pistol the elderly French woman inherited from her grandfather had once belonged to a German soldier, killed in a war fought on France's soil in the last century. Now the woman has turned the heirloom over to police for fear that her grandchildren would...

Red, white, blue theme for French White House state dinner

Dec. 01, 2022 07:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Butter-poached Maine lobster, beef with shallot marmalade and an American cheese trio will be served when French President Emmanuel Macron takes his seat Thursday as the guest of honor at a red-white-and-blue themed White House state dinner, the first for President Joe Biden. ...

Biden, Macron ready to talk Ukraine, trade in state visit

Nov. 29, 2022 20:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington on Tuesday for the first state visit of Joe Biden's presidency — a revival of diplomatic pageantry that had been put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Biden-Macron relationship had a choppy...

EXPLAINER: How could allies help Netanyahu beat charges?

Nov. 29, 2022 11:10 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to return to office, from where he could try to make his yearslong legal troubles disappear through new legislation advanced by his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies. Critics say such a legal crusade is an assault...

French lawmakers vote to condemn Iranian protest crackdown

Nov. 28, 2022 12:12 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers on Monday condemned Iran’s crackdown on anti-government demonstrators and called on European governments to put more pressure on Iran to investigate the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died in police custody in Tehran. Legislators in...