France Braces for Yellow Vest Protests With Thousands of Police

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 Forces being deployed in key cities, anticipating violence  Protests would come soon after the Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire A Yellow Vest amid tear gas in Toulouse on April 13th.  Photographer: Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images The French government is mobilizing 60,000 … Read More

Fire ravages soaring Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris left aghast

PARIS (AP) — A fire swept across the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral while the soaring Paris landmark was under renovations Monday, collapsing its spire and threatening one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures as locals and tourists watched … Read More

Paris NGOs warn asylum seekers are becoming invisible

More than 200 asylum seekers from Afghanistan, South Sudan and Eritrea live in tents at Porte d’Aubervilliers in northern Paris. -RFI/Mike Woods The European refugee crisis of recent years has waned, but French humanitarian workers say there are just as … Read More

The Latest: UK lawmakers avoid Brexit topic at Parliament

French President Emmanuel Macron,left, greets British Prime Minister Theresa May before a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris Tuesday, April 9, 2019. A top official at the French presidency says France doesn’t rule out granting a further delay to … Read More

Brexit: UK Parliament to decide between ‘no deal’ and delay

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UK lawmakers have voiced their support for a three-step plan that could allow them to delay the UK’s departure from the EU. MPs rejected an alternative plan that had been proposed by the opposition Labour Party. UK lawmakers have backed … Read More

Merkel and Macron sign Treaty of Aachen to revive EU

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A follow-up pact to the Elysee Treaty marks the latest gesture of friendship between France and Germany. The new bilateral pact pledges deeper cooperation between the two nations and paves the way for EU reforms. French President Emmanuel Macron and … Read More

Germany’s Angela Merkel makes arms export pact with France

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Germany is prepared to compromise its arms export guidelines to facilitate joint defense projects with France, according to an internal government document. France wants to continue selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. Germany is working to loosen its arms export control … Read More

Spain rejects French-German plan to tackle Mediterranean migration crisis

Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska expressed veiled criticism for Italy and Malta – who would benefit most from the initiative – for not doing their part Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska (l) with his Portuguese counterpart in Bucharest on Thursday. ROBERT GHEMENT EFE … Read More

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