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Climate change will grab globe's focus with summit, strikes

Sep. 20, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready to hear about global warming — or the "climate emergency " as the United Nations is calling it. In the next week, there will be climate strikes, climate summits, climate debates, a dire climate science report, climate pledges by countries and businesses, promises of...

The Latest: Hundreds in the Balkans protest climate change

Sep. 20, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Hundreds of people across the Balkans have held protest marches as part of a day of global action against climate change. Demonstrations were held throughout Friday in several...

Young protesters around globe demand climate change action

Sep. 20, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape Town to...

Notre Dame Cathedral: 'lot of work' before rebuild can begin

Sep. 20, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral has far to go to recover from a destructive fire but a hardy copper rooster that once topped the spire is serving as a reminder that all wasn't lost. Roosters are a symbol of France. The small bird that adorned Notre Dame plunged to the ground in the April fire that...

French president says committed to helping Lebanon's economy

Sep. 20, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's president says Paris "is fully committed" to implementing the decisions taken during a conference last year to help Lebanon improve its economy. Emmanuel Macron made his comments Friday while receiving Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is on an official visit to Paris seeking...

A stitch in time: Tapestry immortalizes "Game of Thrones"

Sep. 20, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

BAYEUX, France (AP) — Famously, Arya Stark always preferred her sword Needle to needlework. Still, even she would be impressed with the giant tapestry now on show in France that recounts the plot of "Game of Thrones" in glorious and, of course, gory and salacious detail. With the award-winning saga about...

Paris police gird for weekend protests over Macron, climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris is deploying thousands of police to protect landmarks and government buildings as yellow vest groups, unions and environmental activists plan a multitude of weekend protests. Yellow vest organizer Thierry-Paul Valette told The Associated Press Friday that demonstrators hope their...

The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN event

Sep. 19, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3:29 a.m. Iran says its president and foreign minister have received visas from the United States to attend next week's U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. A spokesman at Iran's mission to the U.N said...

Cat burglar: Black panther caught prowling French rooftops

Sep. 19, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Emergency workers caught an unusual prowler lurking around rooftops in northern France: a black panther. Firefighters and a veterinarian responded after residents of a neighborhood near Lille reported that a big cat had been spotted "strolling on residential gutters" on Wednesday night. Photos...

Prices exceed expectations at Mexican relics sale

Sep. 19, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Not only did Mexico fail to stop a French auction house's sale of about 120 pre-Hispanic artifacts, many sold for well above their estimated prices. The Millon auction house says a stone statue of an Aztec goddess had an estimated pre-sale price of 40,000 to 60,000 euros. It sold for...