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Spain's reinvigorated far right makes its presence felt

Nov. 11, 2019 2:30 PM EST

TORRE-PACHECO, Spain (AP) — To understand Spain's polarized politics, a visitor to the southern farming town of Torre-Pacheco needs only to read the graffiti scrawled near a main square. Next to a bull's-eye drawn on a wall are the crossed-out words "Go away, Moors" — an old term for Muslims from...

Poll brings Spain no respite from political uncertainty

Nov. 11, 2019 12:45 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A general election called to end political deadlock in Spain has only deepened uncertainty about the future of the European Union's fifth-largest economy and raised the possibility of yet another ballot — the fifth in five years — next year. No party achieved a clear mandate to...

The Latest: Spanish interim PM seeks support to end deadlock

Nov. 10, 2019 11:23 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Spain's election (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Spain's interim prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has called on political opponents to be "responsible" and "generous" by allowing a Socialist-led government to end the monthslong political deadlock. With 96% of the votes counted,...

Socialists win Spain's election, but far right surges

Nov. 10, 2019 11:19 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez's Socialists won Spain's national election on Sunday but large gains by the upstart far-right Vox party appear certain to widen the political deadlock in the European Union's fifth-largest economy. After a fourth national ballot in as many years and the...

French police dismantle large migrant camps in Paris

Nov. 7, 2019 9:26 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French police dismantled makeshift migrant camps in areas underneath suburban highways in northeast Paris on Thursday, an opportunity for President Emmanuel Macron's government to tout its pledge of getting tough on immigration. Police carried out a large operation dismantling hundreds of...

Prime minister: France to 'take back control' on migration

Nov. 6, 2019 3:51 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France needs to "take back control" of how it deals with immigration, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Wednesday as the government announced new measures to grapple with the flux of migrants — a top theme of the far right. "The overall sense of our action is sovereignty," Philippe...

Muslim headscarf debate divides France, in climate of hate

Oct. 30, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — When a far-right French official disrupted a regional council meeting to demand that a Muslim woman accompanying a group of schoolchildren be ordered to remove her headscarf, "in the name of our secular principles," her own child buried his head in her shoulder and cried. The scene has...

Macron shifts right on immigration as asylum demands grow

Oct. 7, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers are grappling with one of the country's thorniest issues. On Monday, they began debating immigration, at a time when tent cities have expanded in urban areas across the country and asylum demands are spiking. With municipal elections months away, President Emmanuel Macron has...