ROME (AP) — France's president assured Italy's new government Wednesday night that he is working for a standing arrangement under which European Union nations would take a share of rescued...
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Wednesday met with Sudan's newly appointed prime minister before heading to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
French professionals join forces to protest pension changes
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French professionals, including lawyers and doctors, took to the streets of Paris Monday in a new protest against the government's planned pension changes.
French First Lady sets up adult school in poor Paris suburb
PARIS (AP) — France's First Lady Brigitte Macron has visited a new adult school she helped found in a poor Paris suburb.
The wife of President Emmanuel Macron, who was a teacher, said Monday...
Australian leader preps for US trip featuring state dinner
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Monday his upcoming official trip to the U.S. will include visits to New York, Chicago and Ohio, in addition to a state dinner at the...
Snowden calls on France’s Macron to grant him asylum
PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, is calling on French President Emmanuel...
France’s Macron tries the common touch to win back support
BONNEUIL-SUR-MARNE, France (AP) — The warehouse that French President Emmanuel Macron visited was hundreds of miles and a world away from the prestige of the G-7 summit he hosted a few weeks...
Paris sees biggest transport strike in decade over pensions
PARIS (AP) — The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport since 2007 created major traffic jams Friday, disrupting tourists' plans and forcing commuters to work from home or find alternative...
Head of France’s National Assembly to keep job amid probe
PARIS (AP) — The speaker of France's lower house of parliament says he is determined to continue with his job after he was charged with a conflict of interest for allegedly taking advantage of his...
No-spray zones divide French farmers from anxious neighbors
PARIS (AP) — When tractors laden with pesticides and other chemicals start spraying the vineyards that produce fruity Bordeaux wines, Marie-Lys Bibeyran's phone starts to ring.
Corruption probe targets General Electric chief in France
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are investigating a possible conflict of interest after a former government adviser was named to head General Electric's operations in France.
World leaders support French first lady amid Brazil insults
PARIS (AP) — World leaders have offered their support to Brigitte Macron, the wife of France's president, after a string of public insults from Brazilian leaders targeting her...
Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's prime minister says French President Emmanuel Macron has apologized to him after the wrong national anthem was played ahead of a European Championship qualifier...
Brazil’s president again stresses sovereignty over Amazon
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has overseen independence day celebrations with a renewed assertion of his country's sovereignty over the Amazon.
Brazil official apologizes for insulting French first lady
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's economy minister is apologizing for making fun of the appearance of France's first lady — comments that angered many in both countries.
Iran gives new knock to nuclear deal but it’s not yet broken
PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to stitch together a deal with Iran to stop the 2015 nuclear accord from collapsing was hanging by threads Friday — but not yet broken, despite...
France’s Macron to launch controversial pension overhaul
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has held a special government meeting to discuss ways to launch an overhaul of the pension system that has the potential to raise the ire of the...
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Republic of Congo to get global funds to protect rainforest
PARIS (AP) — Republic of Congo is joining an international program that will grant the country 60 million euros ($65.6 million) to better protect the rainforest and fight climate change.
The Latest: Iran, France race to save nuclear deal
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Israel, Hezbollah engage in brief, intense fighting
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hezbollah militants on Sunday fired a barrage of anti-tank missiles into Israel, prompting a reprisal of heavy Israeli artillery fire in a rare burst of fighting between the...
Iranian oil tanker pursued by US off the coast of Syria
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. across the Mediterranean Sea slowed to a near-stop Sunday off the coast of Syria, where America's top diplomat alleges...
France’s Macron talks to Iranian president, urges restraint
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has talked with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and urged Tehran to show restraint amid rising tensions in the region.
Amazon fires: French activists urge more Brazil action
PARIS (AP) — Pretending to be trees in the Amazon, activists marched through Paris urging Brazil's president to do more to fight fires in the Amazon rainforest.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro stops using France’s Bic pens amid clash
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said he won't use pens made by French company Bic following his spat with President Emmanuel Macron over fires in the...
Bolsonaro says Amazon nations should decide region’s future
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that Latin America's Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest...
French government wants to scrap 25% of parliament seats
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government wants to shrink the country's parliament by 25% as part of an overhaul of French institutions.
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Africa is the ‘fire continent’ but blazes differ from Amazon
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — As the world has watched with fear and fascination the fires burning in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, satellite images show a far greater number of blazes on the African...
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Macron’s G-7 performance arms him for likely troubles ahead
PARIS (AP) — Showman. Risk-taker. Pedagogue. Also wields a deft touch that helped placate the mood of U.S. President Donald Trump.
French President Emmanuel Macron used the three-day summit...
Iranian president: First lift sanctions, then let’s talk
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president back-pedaled Tuesday on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between...
Macron pushes outreach to Russia, offers ‘balancing’ role
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says it's time for Europe to reach out to Russia — to keep it in the Western fold, check its global ambitions and avoid being caught in the middle of...
The Latest: Macron says Iran move could still calm tensions
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's speech (all times local):
French President Emmanuel Macron is acknowledging that his efforts to bring Iran and...
The Latest: Macron calls Amazon an issue for whole planet
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the summit of leaders from the Group of Seven democracies (all times local):
French President Emmanuel Macron says the Amazon, while...
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s mistold tale of Obama and Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday assailed the Obama administration for being hoodwinked by Iran, making his case with a frequently told and false story about the U.S. giving...
Macron tries to arrange a Trump meeting with Iranian leader
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday there's a "really good chance" he could meet with Iran's leader on their nuclear impasse after a surprise intervention by the French...
As summit ends, Macron expresses hope for US-China deal
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — With clouds growing over growth, French President Emmanuel Macron ended the Group of Seven summit of rich democracies Monday with a sparse declaration in which leaders...
One empty chair at G-7 climate meeting: Trump’s
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump skipped a discussion on climate with other world leaders at the Group of Seven summit in France — then claimed to "know more about the...
The Latest: Trump and Macron to hold news conference
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of Seven summit. (all times local):
President Donald Trump will have a partner at a news conference...
G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight fires, repair damage
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands...
High-stakes gamble: Iranian envoy gets surprise G-7 invite
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — A top Iranian official paid an unannounced visit Sunday to the G-7 summit and headed straight toward the heart of the city where leaders of the world's major democracies...
Best G-7 can do for global economy: just don’t make it worse
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The global economy craves a double shot of confidence right now but the best that leaders of the Group of Seven can offer is a less intoxicating cocktail: not making things...
The Latest: Trump dining with G-7 leaders in France
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):
President Donald Trump is dining with world leaders attending the annual Group of Seven summit...
Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo.
French President Emmanuel Macron, the host, cornered...
The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the reaction to the fires in the Amazon (all times local):
In a sharp escalation of tensions with Brazil, France is accusing President Jair...
France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon fires
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — In a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon, France on Friday accused Brazil's president of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and threatened...
France to deploy celebrated cuisine to ease G-7 tensions
PARIS (AP) — As tensions loom over this weekend's G-7 summit of world leaders in France, the country is counting on one key asset to cheer up the event: food.
The Latest: EU, Germany back call to discuss Amazon at G-7
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming Group of Seven leaders' summit (all times local):
The European Union and Germany are backing French President Emmanuel...