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PARIS | The Latest: Macron visits damaged Arc de Triomphe after riot

PARIS — The Latest on French protests against higher taxes (all times local): 11:55 a.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, which had been sprayed with graffiti and damaged in Saturday’s protest riot in Paris. Macron, just back from the G-20 summit in Argentina, went to the Arc … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Macron visits damaged Arc de Triomphe after riot

MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia blames Ukraine for clashes at sea

MOSCOW— The Latest on Russian-Ukrainian naval tensions near Crimea (all times local): 11:30 p.m. The Russian Federal Security Service says that it has evidence that Ukraine is responsible for clashes between Russian and Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea. The agency, known as the FSB, said in a statement Sunday night that “there is irrefutable … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia blames Ukraine for clashes at sea

MOSCOW | The Latest: Ukraine says 2 navy vessels hit by Russian fire

MOSCOW — The Latest on Russian-Ukrainian naval tensions near Crimea (all times local): 11:30 p.m. The Russian Federal Security Service says that it has evidence that Ukraine is responsible for clashes between Russian and Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea. The agency, known as the FSB, said in a statement Sunday night that “there is … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Ukraine says 2 navy vessels hit by Russian fire

KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Afghan president condemns attack on army base

KABUL, Afghanistan— The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned Friday’s attack in a mosque inside an army base in eastern Afghanistan that killed 27 soldiers calling it “anti-Islamic and inhumane.” In a statement, Ghani called for a swift investigation into the bombing that occurred … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | The Latest: Afghan president condemns attack on army base

WASHINGTON | Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia causes GOP rift

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump‘s embrace of Saudi Arabia has exposed a foreign policy rift in the Republican Party, as some of his GOP colleagues warn that not punishing the kingdom for its role in killing a U.S.-based columnist will have dangerous consequences. Many Republicans — even Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul, who share … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia causes GOP rift

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senators demand ‘determination’ on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON — The Latest on U.S. response to the murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have written to the president demanding that his administration “make a determination” about whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senators demand ‘determination’ on Khashoggi

BRUSSELS | Russian challenge to chemical weapons watchdog rejected

BRUSSELS— The U.S. and Western powers have staved off a challenge by Russia and China questioning whether the global chemical weapons watchdog could start apportioning blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks. Following a heated session at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ annual conference, members voted 82-30 to reject a proposal … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Russian challenge to chemical weapons watchdog rejected

NOUMEA, New Caledonia | Voters in Pacific territory choose to keep ties with France

NOUMEA, New Caledonia — A majority of voters in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia chose to remain part of France instead of backing independence, election officials announced Sunday as French President Emmanuel Macron promised a full dialogue on the region’s future. The decision to keep ties with France was watershed moment for the … Continue reading NOUMEA, New Caledonia | Voters in Pacific territory choose to keep ties with France