Germany’s Merkel welcomes beleaguered Ukrainian leader

Europe 04/12/19, 08:15

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised the "very close relations" her country has built with Ukraine over recent years as she welcomed beleaguered President Petro Poroshenko to Berlin shortly before Ukrainian voters decide on their next leader.Polls show Poroshenko trailing ...

Update: France won’t offer Assange asylum unless asked

Europe 04/12/19, 03:48

The Latest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's arrest (all times local):9:45 a.m.France's government says it won't consider offering Julian Assange political asylum unless he asks for it.FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2011, file photo, the founder of WikiLeaks Julian ...

France’s Macron plays hard ball in EU Brexit debate

Europe 04/11/19, 07:54

French President Emmanuel Macron's drive for a swift end to the European Union's long-running, slow-moving Brexit crisis divided a summit that finally granted Britain another delay in leaving the bloc.Over a dinner of scallops and cod, 27 European leaders wrangled ...

French plan to privatize Paris airports faces backlash

Europe 04/11/19, 07:05

French opposition lawmakers from the right and left are combining efforts to try to block President Emmanuel Macron's plan to privatize Paris airports.France's lower house of parliament, the National assembly, definitively adopted on Thursday a measure allowing the government to ...

Update: May says she aims to finish Brexit by June 30

Europe 04/10/19, 20:01

The latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 3 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the European Union has granted her "key request" to add an early exit clause to its agreement to a six-month Brexit extension. The ...

French PM calls for quick tax cuts to appease protesters

Europe 04/08/19, 06:29

France's prime minister has called for quick tax cuts to respond to the anger expressed through the yellow vests protests across the country.Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Monday unveiled the results of a three-month "grand debate" launched by President Emmanuel ...

Update: French president expresses support for Rwanda

Africa 04/07/19, 07:24

The Latest on the commemorations to mark the start of Rwanda's genocide 25 years ago. (all times local):3:15 p.m.President Emmanuel Macron wants each April 7 to become a day of commemoration of the "genocide of Tutsis" in Rwanda, now marking ...

French yellow vest protesters hit streets for 21st weekend

Europe 04/06/19, 06:32

Protesters from the yellow vest movement are taking to the streets of France for a 21st straight weekend, with hundreds gathered for a march across Paris, one of numerous protests around the country.Paris police have fine-tuned their strategy of being ...

Macron calls for probe into French role in Rwanda genocide

Europe 04/05/19, 11:18

French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a government study into the country's role in Rwanda before and during its 1994 genocide.Macron met Friday with victims of the genocide, and a Rwandan group working to teach future generations about it.Rwanda is ...

Update: France says some aid groups help smugglers

Europe 04/05/19, 10:09

The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local):5:05 p.m.France's interior minister says some aid groups operating in the Mediterranean Sea sometimes act like accomplices to human traffickers.This April 3, 2019 photo shows migrants resting after being rescued ...

France wants to cap executive pensions, in dig at Airbus

Europe 04/04/19, 07:40

The French government wants to impose a cap on executives' pension packages, amid criticism of a hefty retirement deal for the CEO of Airbus.Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday on BFM television that he will propose legislation in coming ...

Twitter stops blocking French government’s ad campaign

Europe 04/04/19, 07:16

Twitter said Thursday it has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote after it came under fire from authorities for being overzealous in applying a law aimed at banning fake news.The social media company modified its policy ...

French President Macron appoints 3 new government ministers

Europe 03/31/19, 13:59

French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed three new government members, including the minister who will be in charge of handling Brexit-related issues.A lawmaker with Macron's party, Amelie de Montchalin, becomes junior minister for European affairs, a statement from the French ...

Update: Eiffel Tower goes dark in reminder about climate

Science 03/30/19, 14:51

The Latest on Earth Hour (all times local):8:30 p.m.The City of Lights has turned off the Eiffel Tower's nightly twinkle to mark Earth Hour, a worldwide campaign to urge more action against climate change.This combination of photos show the Acropolis ...

France’s yellow vest protesters march despite bans, injuries

Europe 03/30/19, 04:52

French yellow vest protesters are rallying to support an activist injured in a confrontation with police.The demonstrators are undeterred by protest bans or repeated injuries in 20 weeks of demonstrations. So they're marching again Saturday in Paris, Bordeaux and other ...

Macron’s pro-EU party kicks off European Parliament campaign

Europe 03/30/19, 04:02

With Brexit looming and nationalism rising, French President Emmanuel Macron's pro-EU party is launching its campaign for the European Parliament elections.The centrist Republic on the Move party and allies are holding a rally Saturday in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers. ...

Update: China, France push climate-friendly finance

Europe 03/26/19, 06:11

The Latest on the meeting between European leaders and China's president (all times local): 12:10 p.m. The leaders of China and France are trying to ramp up efforts against climate change and are calling for a global rethink of investments to make ...

China’s president meets European leaders on deal-filled trip

Europe 03/26/19, 03:51

Chinese President Xi Jinping is meeting with the leaders of France, Germany and the European Commission, as European countries seek to boost relations with China while also putting pressure over its trade practices.German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President ...

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