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France lobbies EU as trust in US, UK and Australia wanes

Sep. 21, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — France on Tuesday urged its European Union partners to consider whether to delay negotiations on the bloc’s future trade agreement with Australia over what Paris says is a lack of trust sparked by a major defense deal between the U.S., Australia and Britain. ...

'Crisis of trust': France bristles at US submarine deal

Sep. 20, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France’s top diplomat declared Monday that there is a “crisis of trust” in the United States after a Pacific defense deal stung France and left Europe wondering about its longtime ally across the Atlantic. France canceled meetings with...

EU official says Aussie trade deal delayed by French snub

Sep. 20, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s cancellation of a French submarine contract will complicate and delay negotiations on an Australian-European Union free trade deal, a European trade official said Tuesday. Australia’s decision to end the 90 billion Australian...

France, Australia agree submarine row won't stop trade deal

Sep. 20, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — French and Australian officials said Monday that France’s anger over a canceled submarine contract will not derail negotiations on an Australia-European Union free trade deal. France withdrew its ambassadors to the United States and...

France apologizes to Algerians who fought for colonizers

Sep. 20, 2021 07:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron apologized Monday to Algerians who fought alongside French colonial forces in Algeria’s war for independence, and were then massacred and ostracized as traitors. In a solemn ceremony interrupted by the cries of one...

UK says relations with France strong despite sub deal anger

Sep. 20, 2021 05:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted that Britain's relationship with France is “ineradicable,” despite fury in Paris over a U.S.-U.K.-Australia submarine deal. A meeting between French Defense Minister Florence Parly and her British counterpart,...

Things to watch at the UN General Assembly meeting this week

Sep. 19, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Things to watch beyond the main speeches from leaders at this week's high-level meeting of the U.N. General Assembly in New York: — A MEETING at U.N. headquarters on Wednesday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the U.N. conference on racism...

Georgia WWII veteran receives French Legion of Honor

Sep. 19, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — A 98-year-old World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and witnessed the German surrender during the war has been honored by France. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that...

Messi looks angry at being replaced; Icardi gets late winner

Sep. 19, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi hit the crossbar with a curling free kick and looked angry at being taken off in the 75th minute in his home debut Sunday for Paris Saint-Germain. Substitute Mauro Icardi scored deep into stoppage time as PSG scraped a 2-1 win over Lyon in the...

France's Macron to talk to Biden amid crisis over submarines

Sep. 19, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will speak in the coming days with President Joe Biden in their first contact since a major diplomatic crisis erupted between France and the United States over a submarine deal with Australia, an official said Sunday. The...