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French police evict hundreds from abandoned Paris warehouse ahead of Olympics

Apr. 17, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With the Paris Olympic Games 100 days away, police carried out a large-scale eviction at France's biggest squat in the south of the country's capital. Authorities, including dozens of gendarmes, cleared out the makeshift camp at an abandoned bus company headquarters in...

Macron says the Olympic opening ceremony on the Seine could be moved to stadium for security reasons

Apr. 15, 2024 09:43 AM EDT

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said the opening ceremony for the Paris Olympics planned on the River Seine could be shifted instead to the country's national stadium if the security threat is deemed too high. France is on high security alert ahead of the Paris Olympics...

Today in History: April 15, the Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic, more than 1,500 die

Apr. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today is Monday, April 15, the 106th day of 2024. There are 260 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 15, 1912, the British luxury liner RMS Titanic foundered in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland more than 2 1/2 hours after hitting an...

Serbia says it's close to a deal to buy French-made fighter jets. That would be a shift from Russia

Apr. 09, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is close to signing a deal on the purchase of 12 French Rafale multi-purpose fighter jets, the Serbian president announced Tuesday, in what would mark a shift from its traditional military supplier Russia. President Aleksandar Vucic spoke during his...

British, French troops march in historic joint parades in London and Paris in a show of solidarity

Apr. 08, 2024 09:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — French troops joined their British counterparts in the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace for the first time Monday, marching together in a display of solidarity between Britain and France amid the war in Ukraine. At a parallel ceremony...

Though Rwanda has come a long way since the 1994 genocide, scars of the past still haunt the nation

Apr. 06, 2024 03:12 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda is preparing to mark the 30th anniversary of the East African nation's most horrific period in history — the genocide against its minority Tutsi. To this day, new mass graves are still being discovered across the country of 14 million people, a grim reminder of the...

President Macron says France and its allies 'could have stopped' the 1994 Rwanda genocide

Apr. 04, 2024 11:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that France and its allies could have stopped the 1994 Rwanda genocide but lacked the will to do so, a strong declaration ahead of the African country's 30th anniversary of the slaughter that left over 800,000 people dead. ...

President Macron says France and its allies "could have stopped" the 1994 Rwanda genocide and “lacked the will to do so”

Apr. 04, 2024 10:33 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — President Macron says France and its allies "could have stopped" the 1994 Rwanda genocide and “lacked the will to do so.”

France's Macron dismisses Russian remarks suggesting Kyiv and Paris had a role in Moscow attack

Apr. 04, 2024 08:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron dismissed Thursday as “ridiculous” Russia's defense minister's remarks suggesting Ukraine and France could had a role in last month's deadly Moscow concert hall attack. Macron's comments came a day after a rare phone call between...

In rare call, Russian defense minister warns French counterpart against sending troops to Ukraine

Apr. 03, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister warned his French counterpart against deploying troops to Ukraine in a rare phone call Wednesday and noted that Moscow is ready to take part in talks to end the conflict. Sergei Shoigu told French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu that if...