13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

Europe 11/26/19, 02:10

Two helicopters collided in midair and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, in its biggest loss since its mission in West Africa’s Sahel region began in 2013. The deaths draw new attention to a worrying front in the global fight against extremism. Attackers linked to ...

President Trump’s chair empty at one G-7 summit session

Politics 08/27/19, 04:38

The G-7 summit turned into G-6 leaders’ meeting on Monday, Aug. 26, as U.S. President Donald Trump left his chair empty in a session focusing on climate change that he has once claimed as a “hoax” invented by China. Even as French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit host, announced that President ...

Envoy: US doesn’t want war with Iran, but wants to be ready

Europe 06/27/19, 14:40

The United States does not want a full-blown war with Iran, although it still is seeking to build up international defenses in the region just in case of a conflict, President Donald Trump's special envoy to the country said Thursday. Iran is poised to surpass a key uranium stockpile threshold, threatening ...

D-Day 75: Nations honor veterans, memory of fallen troops

Europe 06/06/19, 07:52

With the silence of remembrance and respect, nations honored the memory of the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the landing beaches of Normandy, a tribute of thanks 75 years after the D-Day assault that doomed the Nazi occupation of France ...

Climate activists on trial for taking down Macron portraits

Europe 05/28/19, 06:51

Across France, activists have been taking down official portraits of President Emmanuel Macron to protest what they consider his "inaction" against climate change.Now they face up to 10 years in prison.The first of several trials targeting the activists opens Tuesday in the eastern town of Bourg-en-Bresse. Some 300 activists showed ...

French far-right makes big demands on Macron after small win

Europe 05/27/19, 12:25

If French far-right leader Marine Le Pen gets her wish, her National Rally party, victorious in the European Parliament election, will force a dissolution of France's own parliament and lure opponents to her cause. But there's one major roadblock: French President Emmanuel Macron . His government immediately made it clear Monday ...

From Poland to Portugal, election highlights across Europe

World 05/27/19, 10:56

Here's a brief look at the results of the European elections, country by country, arranged according to the number of seats they hold in the European Parliament:GERMANY: Chancellor Angela Merkel's middle-of-the-road governing coalition lost significant ground , while the Greens surged and the far right made modest gains.FRANCE: The far ...

Small blast in French city of Lyon wounds 7; cause unclear

Soccer 05/24/19, 12:56

A small explosion Friday on a commercial street in the French city of Lyon injured seven people, local officials said.The cause of the blast that occurred in or outside a branch of the bakery chain Brioche Doree wasn't immediately clear, according to Kamel Amerouche, the regional authority's communications chief. ...

French far-right leader says EU vote a referendum on Macron

Europe 05/24/19, 11:20

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says that the nation's European Parliament elections amount to the referendum the "French asked for but didn't get."Le Pen said before a final rally Friday that President Emmanuel Macron's party "must not be first Sunday night."France has 34 lists but polls consistently show Le ...

Big question for EU vote: How well will the far-right do?

Europe 05/23/19, 06:22

The European Parliament elections that start Thursday have never been so hotly anticipated, with many predicting that this year's ballot will mark a coming-of-age moment for the euroskeptic far-right movement. The elections, which run through Sunday and take place in all of the European Union's 28 nations, have never had stakes ...

Update: Macron woos green vote in European elections

Europe 05/23/19, 05:35

The Latest on the European Parliament elections (all times local): 12 noon French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to prove that he's really a green-friendly guy. His centrist movement is struggling to charm voters ahead of France's vote Sunday in European Parliament elections. So Macron hosted a meeting Thursday of a new body ...

Dutch, UK polls open, starting 4 days of European elections

Europe 05/23/19, 00:56

Dutch polls opened Thursday in elections for the European Parliament, starting four days of voting across the 28-nation bloc that pits supporters of deeper integration against populist Euroskeptics who want more power for their national governments.A half hour after voting started in the Netherlands, polls open across the United Kingdom, ...

Libya’s Hifter meets French leader Macron amid fighting

Europe 05/22/19, 05:30

Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter is in Paris for meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron amid growing international concern about his month-long offensive to take Libya's capital, Tripoli.Wednesday's closed-door meeting comes two weeks after Macron hosted Libya's struggling U.N.-backed prime minister, who denounced Hifter's offensive as an attempted coup.Macron's office has ...

France’s Macron accuses Bannon, Russians of eroding Europe

Europe 05/21/19, 02:57

French President Emmanuel Macron is accusing former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europe's nationalists to dismantle the European Union. The centrist French leader said in an interview with French regional newspapers published Tuesday that Europeans "should not be naive" about foreign interference ahead of this week's ...

France’s Macron forced to curb his ambitions for Europe

Europe 05/19/19, 02:39

French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as Europe's savior and next week's European Parliament elections as a make-or-break moment for the beleaguered European Union.But Macron is no longer the fresh-faced force who marched into a surprising presidential victory to the rousing EU anthem two years ago. His pro-Europe vision has ...

In Cannes, ‘Les Miserables’ rings alarm for Paris suburbs

Entertainment 05/16/19, 13:00

More than 150 years after Victor Hugo's classic novel, a French film titled "Les Miserables" gives a gritty, modern view of the Paris suburbs where Jean Valjean first met Cosette.Lady Ly's "Les Miserables," which premiered Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, contains no singing or romance, but rather a tough, ...

Struggling Macron pleads for stronger Europe before EU vote

Europe 05/16/19, 09:55

Ahead of important European elections, French President Emmanuel Macron is pleading for a stronger Europe to stand up to U.S. and Chinese dominance.Macron expressed concern Thursday about the rise of extremist views, saying "if you fragment Europe, there is no chance you have a stronger Europe." He warned that could ...

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