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PARIS | The Latest: French prime minister promises more security

PARIS — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 3:30 p.m. France’s prime minister is promising “exceptional” security measures for protests planned in Paris and around the country Saturday, amid fears that radicals and troublemakers will take advantage of the moment to seed chaos. Speaking Thursday to lawmakers, Edouard Philippe said the government is … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French prime minister promises more security

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonian police break up criminal ring selling artifacts

SKOPJE, Macedonia  — Macedonian police say they have raided 16 sites in seven cities, busting up a criminal ring that illegally dealt in coins, jewelry and other precious artifacts stolen from archaeological sites across the country. The prosecutor’s office said Saturday that 13 men were charged with dealing in goods of “exceptional value” for the … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonian police break up criminal ring selling artifacts

ROME | UN: June saw “exceptional” rate of deaths in sea off Libya

ROME— Roughly one of every six migrants who set out in traffickers’ unseaworthy boats from Libya perished at sea last month, U.N. refugee agency officials said on Friday. The period corresponds to crackdowns launched by Italy and Malta against private rescue boats operating in the area. Even taking into account that traffickers often send out … Continue reading ROME | UN: June saw “exceptional” rate of deaths in sea off Libya