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The Latest: Johnson meets with EU leaders amid Brexit spat

Jun. 12, 2021 06:05 AM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has held meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of a G-7 summit, as post-Brexit...

G-7 pledge to share, but jostle for ground in the sandbox

Jun. 11, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Group of Seven leaders brought pledges to share vaccine doses and make a fairer global economy Friday to a seaside summit in England, where British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the coronavirus pandemic should not be allowed to leave a “lasting scar” on...

The Latest: Djokovic downs Nadal to reach French Open final

Jun. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Thirteen-time champion Rafael Nadal has lost to Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals. Nadal lost their 58th showdown 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2. ...

The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II hosts G-7 leaders, spouses

Jun. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Queen Elizabeth II has hosted the Group of Seven leaders at an evening reception where Britain’s royals mingled with some of the world’s most powerful politicians. ...

France kills jihadist suspected in journalists' killing

Jun. 11, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French military offensive in Mali has killed a jihadist leader linked to al-Qaida who is believed to have helped orchestrate the kidnapping and killing of two French journalists in 2013, France’s defense minister said Friday. Three other extremists were...

The Latest: Biden presents UK's Johnson with a US-made bike

Jun. 10, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England and the talks Thursday between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden: FALMOUTH, England — President Joe Biden has given British Prime Minister...

Macron to reduce French military troops in Africa's Sahel

Jun. 10, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday announced the future reduction of France’s military presence fighting Islamic extremism in Africa’s Sahel region. In a news conference, Macron spoke about the “profound transformation" of France’s...

French man gets 4-month prison sentence for slapping Macron

Jun. 10, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

VALENCE, France (AP) — A 28-year-old Frenchman who described himself as a right-wing or extreme-right “patriot” was sentenced to four months in prison Thursday for slapping President Emmanuel Macron in the face. Damien Tarel was also banned from ever holding public...

French President Emmanuel Macron announces future reduction of France’s military presence in Africa’s Sahel region

Jun. 10, 2021 12:46 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announces future reduction of France’s military presence in Africa’s Sahel region.

C. African Republic PM resigns in latest blow to government

Jun. 10, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic's Prime Minister Firmin Ngrebada resigned Thursday, in the latest sign of fragility within the government already under threat from a coalition of armed groups opposed to the president. The development...