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Russia, Ukraine spar over fighting near nuclear facility

Aug. 19, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A fire at a munitions depot inside Russia forced the evacuation of two villages near the border with Ukraine, an official said Friday, while two civilians were reported wounded by Russian shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant as both sides traded accusations...

France's Macron assails Putin's 'brutal attack' on Ukraine

Aug. 19, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Hours after talking with Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday accused the Russian leader of launching a “brutal attack” on Ukraine in an imperialist, revanchist violation of international law. Macron, who tried tirelessly but unsuccessfully to...

First drought, now downpours as storms slam France, England

Aug. 17, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — After a summer of drought, heat waves and forest fires, violent storms are whipping France and neighboring countries and have flooded Paris subway stations, snarled traffic and disrupted the president’s agenda. Winds over 100 kph (60 mph) were recorded at the top of...

French backpacker missing in Egypt for a year back in Paris

Aug. 16, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French backpacker who had gone missing in Egypt a year ago has safely returned home to Paris, a lawyer representing his family said on Tuesday. It’s not clear what happened over the past year to Yann Bourdon, whose family had speculated that he might have been...

French military: Last group of soldiers has left Mali

Aug. 15, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — The last French army unit left Mali on Monday, according to a statement from the French military, nine years after Paris sent troops to the West African country to help drive Islamic extremists from power. France's armed forces completed their withdrawal from...

Blinken says US is "equal partner" with African countries

Aug. 08, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States sees Africa's 54 nations as “equal partners” in tackling global problems, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in South Africa Monday. “Our strategy is rooted in the recognition that sub-Saharan Africa is a major geopolitical force...

US Secretary of State Blinken in South Africa on Africa tour

Aug. 07, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken began his three-nation tour of Africa Sunday by visiting a museum in South Africa commemorating how the country's Black youths helped to end white racist rule. Blinken’s visit to Africa is seen as part of a competition...

UK museum agrees to return looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

Aug. 07, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A London museum agreed Sunday to return a collection of Benin Bronzes looted in the late 19th century from what is now Nigeria as cultural institutions throughout Britain come under pressure to repatriate artifacts acquired during the colonial era. The Horniman Museum...

French lawmakers OK $20.3 billion to help with rising prices

Aug. 03, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

SAULIEU, France (AP) — French lawmakers on Wednesday approved a 20 billion-euro ($20.3-billion) package of measures to help struggling households cope with rising energy and food prices. The 395-to-112 vote came after a heated debate at the National Assembly, where French...

Africa sees some artifacts returned home but seeks far more

Jul. 31, 2022 04:32 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Apollo John Rwamparo speaks forlornly of the eight-legged stool, a symbol of authority for his ancient kingdom in Uganda, now glimpsed through a glass barrier at a museum thousands of miles away in Britain. The wooden stool is permanently exhibited at the...