French President Emmanuel Macron

CATANIA, Sicily | The Latest: Italian minister cancels trip to France

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Italy’s finance minister has canceled a planned meeting in Paris with his French counterpart after the two countries clashed over Italy’s decision to refuse entry to a migrant rescue ship. The office of Finance Minister Giovanni Tria … Continue reading CATANIA, Sicily | The Latest: Italian minister cancels trip to France

PARIS | As US mulls tariffs, France’s Macron warns against trade war

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron warned against trade wars in an impassioned speech about international cooperation Wednesday, two days before the Trump administration decides whether to hit Europe with punishing new tariffs. Top European officials are holding last-ditch talks with the U.S. commerce and trade chiefs on steel and aluminum tariffs that the … Continue reading PARIS | As US mulls tariffs, France’s Macron warns against trade war

PARIS | French trains, Air France flights disrupted by strikes

PARIS | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) French rail workers, airline employees and students staged another string of strikes and sit-ins Wednesday despite French President Emmanuel Macron’s insistence that protests won’t prevent him from trying to overhaul the economy. Rail workers resumed a strike set to disrupt traffic off-and-on through June. National railway company SNCF said … Continue reading PARIS | French trains, Air France flights disrupted by strikes

PARIS | Macron: France must face up to new economic challenges

PARIS | April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — French President Emmanuel Macron declared Thursday that strikes and protests will not prevent him from overhauling the nation’s economy — comments that came as train workers, hospital staff, students, retirees, lawyers and magistrates are challenging his economic vision. Macron appeared on national television TF1 Thursday to respond to … Continue reading PARIS | Macron: France must face up to new economic challenges

ROUEN, France | Lagging decades behind on autism care, France plays catch-up

ROUEN, France |April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) French President Emmanuel Macron is unveiling a long-awaited autism plan for a country that is shockingly behind the curve on providing basic education and care for people on the autism spectrum. Yet families and associations say the plan is unlikely to take the giant steps needed to catch France … Continue reading ROUEN, France | Lagging decades behind on autism care, France plays catch-up

The Latest: French policeman offered himself up as a hostage

PARIS/March 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on a shooting and hostage-taking in southern France (all times local): 4:05 p.m. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has praised the “heroism” of a French police officer who offered himself up as a hostage swap during an attack in southern France and was seriously injured. Collomb said the … Continue reading The Latest: French policeman offered himself up as a hostage

The Latest: Turkey’s president congratulates Putin

MOSCOW /March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s re-election victory (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Turkey’s president has congratulated Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on his election success. Officials from Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said the two leaders had a phone conversation Monday during which they reiterated “determination to strengthen cooperation” … Continue reading The Latest: Turkey’s president congratulates Putin

Russian minister says it will ‘certainly’ expel UK diplomats

LONDON   /March 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Russia will “certainly” expel British diplomats in a tit-for-tat response to Britain’s decision to send 23 Russians home over the poisoning of a former spy, the foreign minister said Thursday. Sergey Lavrov, speaking in remarks carried by the RIA Novosti news agency, said the move would come “soon,” but … Continue reading Russian minister says it will ‘certainly’ expel UK diplomats