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EU criticizes France for excessive debt, putting pressure on Macron during election campaign

Jun. 19, 2024 10:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm on Wednesday criticized France for running up excessive debt, a stinging rebuke at the height of an election campaign where President Emmanuel Macron is facing a strong challenge from the extreme right and the left. The EU...

Far-right leader Bardella backpedals on taking France out of NATO strategic military command

Jun. 19, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

VILLEPINTE, France (AP) — The far-right leader angling to become prime minister after France’s upcoming parliamentary election backtracked Wednesday on his party’s previous promise to pull out of NATO’s strategic military command. National Rally President Jordan Bardella said...

New Caledonia police detain independence leader and 10 others in wake of revolt against French rule

Jun. 19, 2024 07:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Police in the restive French Pacific territory of New Caledonia rounded up 11 people Wednesday, including an independence leader, who are suspected of having a role in the deadly violence that wracked the archipelago where Indigenous Kanak people have long sought to break free from...

Absentee voters in France scramble to make their voices heard in high-stakes legislative election

Jun. 18, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Voters who don't expect to be able to cast ballots themselves are scrambling to make their voices heard in France's high-stakes legislative election by signing up in their hundreds of thousands to hand their voting rights to loved ones and friends. The Interior...

Boats cruise the Seine river in a rehearsal for the Paris Olympics’ opening ceremony

Jun. 17, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Curious onlookers gathered on bridges as dozens of boats snaked along the Seine river on Monday in a rehearsal for the Paris Olympics' unique opening ceremony next month. A total of 55 boats made the journey from Pont d'Austerlitz, named after a French military victory...

France captain Kylian Mbappé urges young people to vote, warns against 'extremes' ahead of elections

Jun. 16, 2024 12:19 PM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — On the eve of France's first game at the European Championship, star striker Kylian Mbappé called Sunday on French people to vote and warned against “extremes” at a time when the far right seeks to take power in upcoming parliamentary elections. ...

Candidates race to register for French election but one convicted of spousal assault withdraws

Jun. 16, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Candidates were racing to register for an early parliamentary election before a Sunday evening deadline for a vote that's redrawing France's political landscape. But a left-wing alliance newly formed to counter the surge of the far right lost a prospective lawmaker...

New Caledonia reopening its international airport and shortening curfew as unrest continues to ebb

Jun. 16, 2024 05:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French Pacific territory of New Caledonia is shortening its overnight curfew and reopening its international airport that was closed to commercial flights for more than a month because of deadly violence that wracked the archipelago where pro-independence Indigenous Kanaks want...

French protesters are standing up to the far right ahead of the country's snap elections

Jun. 15, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Anti-racism groups joined French unions and a brand-new left-wing coalition in protests in Paris and across France on Saturday against the surging nationalist far right as frenzied campaigning is underway ahead of snap parliamentary elections. The French Interior...

France's leftist alliance leaders vow to 'extinguish the flame' of far right in upcoming elections

Jun. 14, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Leaders of France’s left-wing parties allied in a new coalition and outlined their plan on Friday to prevent the surging far right from taking power in upcoming snap national parliamentary elections. Marine Le Pen's anti-immigration National Rally is also seeking...