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France's Macron tries the common touch to win back support

Sep. 14, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

BONNEUIL-SUR-MARNE, France (AP) — The warehouse that French President Emmanuel Macron visited was hundreds of miles and a world away from the prestige of the G-7 summit he hosted a few weeks earlier. And the people Macron was trying to win over this time weren't heads of state like President Donald Trump...

Paris sees biggest transport strike in decade over pensions

Sep. 13, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport since 2007 created major traffic jams Friday, disrupting tourists' plans and forcing commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to reach the office. French unions were protesting plans for sweeping pension changes by President Emmanuel...

Amsterdam museum presents results of 5-year Chagall research

Sep. 13, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — For much of Russian-French Modernist painter Marc Chagall's life, which took him from a tiny village in rural Russia to St. Petersburg, Paris and New York, he remained remarkably faithful to eight pigments in his colorful works, according to new research unveiled Friday at Amsterdam's...

Mazzola to succeed Davis as Lyric Opera music director

Sep. 12, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

There will be two Italian music directors in Chicago. Enrique Mazzola will become the top conductor at the Lyric Opera of Chicago following the retirement of Andrew Davis at the end of the 2020-21 season. Mazzola joins Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since the 2010-11 season. "It's...

Google pays France over $1 billion to settle tax case

Sep. 12, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Tech giant Google said Thursday it has paid over one billion dollars to French authorities to settle a years-long dispute over allegations of tax fraud. A Paris court approved a penalty of 500 million euros ($551 million) from the digital giant over charges of tax evasion, and Google said it...

Paris court finds Saudi princess guilty in beating case

Sep. 12, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French court found the only daughter of Saudi Arabia's King Salman guilty of complicity in violence Thursday for ordering her bodyguard to detain and strike a plumber for taking photos at the Saudi royal family's apartment in Paris. Princess Hessa bint Salman wasn't present for the Paris...

Paris metro warns over major strike, transport chaos Friday

Sep. 12, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sympathy can only take you so far. That's what the French government spokeswoman is finding out after she said she would sympathize with Paris commuters facing a metro strike on Friday — from the comfort of her chauffeur-driven official car. Sibeth NDiaye told BFM TV she's going to use...

Stock markets edge up ahead of ECB stimulus decision

Sep. 12, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets rose cautiously Thursday as investors awaited the European Central Bank's decision on how much stimulus it will provide the economy. Sentiment also was brightened by hopes that China and the U.S. are moving to ease trade tensions. Germany's DAX edged 0.2% higher to 12,378...

UN: Reconstruction of landmark Mosul mosque to begin in 2020

Sep. 11, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO announced Wednesday that a landmark reconstruction of Iraq's al-Nouri mosque in Mosul, which was blown up by the Islamic State group in 2017, will start at the beginning of next year. The timeline of the restoration plan of the 12th-century monument,...

France urges victims to come forward in Epstein sex probe

Sep. 11, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police are appealing for victims and witnesses to come forward to aid their probe into Jeffrey Epstein and anyone else involved in the disgraced financier's alleged sexual exploitation of women and girls, and say they have already interviewed three people who identified themselves as...