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PARIS | The Latest: Pressure mounting on French leader over protests

PARIS — The latest on the unrest in France (all times local): 10:40 p.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says U.S. President Donald Trump should not comment on France’s domestic affairs, notably nationwide protests that began over fuel tax hikes meant to wean the nation off fossil fuels. President Emmanuel Macron withdrew the planned … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Pressure mounting on French leader over protests

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Days after cease-fire, Gaza border demonstrations to resume

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— Palestinian organizers of the weekly demonstrations in the Gaza Strip along the Israeli border said they will hold another protest on Friday — in a key test of this week’s cease-fire between Israel and Gaza militant groups. Tuesday’s cease-fire ended the heaviest fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers since a … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Days after cease-fire, Gaza border demonstrations to resume

JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era South African minister, dies at 86

JOHANNESBURG — Pik Botha, the last foreign minister of South Africa’s apartheid era and a contradictory figure who staunchly defended white minority rule but eventually recognized that change was inevitable, died on Friday at age 86. Botha died in “the early hours of the morning” at his home after an illness, his son, Roelof, told … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Pik Botha, apartheid-era South African minister, dies at 86

BERLIN | German minister: Mistakes made in Chemnitz suspects’ cases

BERLIN — Germany’s top security official says mistakes were made in the cases of two asylum-seekers who have been implicated in the slaying of a German man that sparked large-scale far-right protests in Chemnitz. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Tuesday that poor communication between Germany’s migration office and other authorities meant the deadline was missed … Continue reading BERLIN | German minister: Mistakes made in Chemnitz suspects’ cases

WASHINGTON | Senate panel approves Trump’s nominee for consumer watchdog

WASHINGTON — The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved Kathy Kraninger as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as Republicans overlooked the protests of Democrats who said President Donald Trump’s nominee is unqualified to lead the consumer watchdog. Kraninger’s nomination received approval in a 13-12 party-line vote. The nomination now goes to the full Senate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate panel approves Trump’s nominee for consumer watchdog

McALLEN, Texas  | Protests, facility visits planned amid immigration confusion

McALLEN, Texas  — Protests and rallies focused around the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border are scheduled this weekend, while more than two dozen congressional Democrats plan to visit detention facilities in Texas. More than 2,300 children were taken from their families in recent weeks under a Trump administration “zero tolerance” policy in which … Continue reading McALLEN, Texas  | Protests, facility visits planned amid immigration confusion