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Macron says recognizing a Palestinian state is not a taboo for France

Feb. 17, 2024 06:46 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says recognizing a Palestinian state is not a ‘’taboo’’ for France, as international frustration grows with Israel’s actions in the Palestinian territories. France and the EU have long supported a two-state solution in the...

Poland, France and Germany vow to make Europe stronger as fears grow over Russia and Trump

Feb. 12, 2024 16:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The governments of Poland, France and Germany vowed Monday to make Europe a security and defense power with a greater ability to back Ukraine, amid concerns that former U.S. President Donald Trump might return to the White House and allow Russia to expand its aggression on the...

As the Olympics loom, Parisians ask: Should we skip town? Games organizers work to win their hearts

Feb. 09, 2024 09:52 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Before the Paris Olympics open and upend the French capital's usual rhythms, retiree Pierre Schapira plans to hire a car and quit town. But with the intense Olympic security measures and traffic disruptions they'll cause, will that even be doable? For his answer,...

France's foreign ministry has summoned Russia's ambassador over French aid workers killed in Ukraine

Feb. 05, 2024 13:49 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The French government summoned Russia’s ambassador for talks Monday over the killing of two French citizens working for nongovernmental organizations in Ukraine, and promised sustained support for the Ukrainian military in its effort to push back Russian forces. The...

Europe’s farmers are struggling, but some sympathetic consumers have difficulty affording their food

Feb. 03, 2024 00:04 AM EST

BOUSSY-SAINT-ANTOINE, France (AP) — Truck driver Jeremy Donf understands French farmers are struggling and he wants to support local food producers. But like many consumers, buying French produced food isn't always an option. Farmer protests across Europe this week have highlighted...

French farmers lift road blockades around Paris after the prime minister offers a support plan

Feb. 02, 2024 06:00 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French farmers were gradually lifting their roadblocks around Paris and elsewhere in the country on Friday, a day after the French government offered over 400 million euros ($436 million) in various measures meant to answer their grievances over low earnings, heavy regulation and...

Farmers create chaos outside an EU summit and wrest some promises of relief

Feb. 01, 2024 13:17 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Farmers burned bales of hay, threw eggs and firecrackers at police — and wrested some promises of relief from European leaders on Thursday, the culmination of weeks of protests across the continent over excessive red tape and competition from cheap imports. Eager...

Secret history: Even before the revolution, America was a nation of conspiracy theorists

Jan. 31, 2024 18:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A brutal conflict in Europe was fresh in people's minds and the race for the White House turned ugly as talk of secret societies and corruption roiled the United States. It was 1800, and conspiracy theories were flourishing across America. Partisan newspapers...

Protesting farmers have France's government in a bind

Jan. 30, 2024 20:17 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Farmers have captured France's attention by showering government offices with manure and besieging Paris with traffic-snarling barricades of tractors and hay bales. The farmers say their protests aren't a moment too soon. Grievances have long been brewing in the...

France's National Assembly approves bill meant to enshrine right to abortion in French Constitution

Jan. 30, 2024 19:42 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s National Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill meant to enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the French Constitution, the first key step in a legislative process that also requires a vote in the Senate. The measure has been promised by...