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  • Germany and France try to turn tide of European skepticism story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 6:00 am

    STRASBOURG, France - It's hard to imagine a tougher year for Europe's union. Pressure to pull the EU's 28 countries tighter together instead risks pushing it farther apart. So the most powerful proponents of European unity - the leaders of Germany and France - are trying to come to its rescue.

  • Nasty Air France labor dispute drags in French government story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 9:23 am

    PARIS - The union activists chanted "Naked, naked" as they singled out two Air France executives and ripped off their suit jackets and shirts, and suddenly the French government found itself drawn into a violent labor dispute unusual even in a country with habitually nasty relations between management and staff.

  • Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold talks in Paris story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:24 pm

    PARIS - A summit reviving a European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine ended Friday with a call for the delay of contentious rebel plans to hold local elections this month and for both sides to begin a promised withdrawal of smaller-caliber weapons.

  • The Latest: Hollande: Only 1 of Russia's raids hit IS story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:03 pm

    MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:

  • News Guide: A look at the UN General Assembly 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 8:35 am

    UNITED NATIONS - The annual U.N. General Assembly ministerial meeting is always a major event, but this year's is extraordinary. It could bring a record number of world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, who hasn't attended in years. Most of the attention will be on Putin and President Barack Obama who will have their own separate meeting in New York at a time of tensions over Russia's military involvement in Syria.

  • War on IS a focus of UN General Assembly amid stalemate story has photos
    Updated: Sep-27-15 11:15 pm

    NEW YORK - When world leaders convene for the U.N. General Assembly this week, it will be a year since the U.S. president declared the formation of an international coalition to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State group.

  • France carries out airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State story has photos
    Updated: Sep-27-15 1:40 pm

    PARIS - Six French jet fighters targeted and destroyed an Islamic State training camp in eastern Syria in a five-hour operation on Sunday, President Francois Hollande announced, making good on a promise to go after the group that he has said is planning attacks against several countries, including France.

  • Egypt buys 2 warships from France, 2nd big military purchase story has photos
    Updated: Sep-23-15 1:16 pm

    PARIS - Egypt has agreed to buy two assault ships from France, the French government said Wednesday, dramatically increasing its capabilities on- and off-shore as the country tries to assume a more prominent role against Islamic State militants.

  • Frenemies: Tense undercurrents for US-China state dinner story has photos
    Updated: Sep-22-15 2:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - It's never good when tension is on the dinner menu.

  • Cantona offers shelter to migrants 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 12:58 pm

    Former Manchester United star Eric Cantona says he will make one of his homes available to migrants arriving in France.

  • Obama: Trio who thwarted train attack are 'best of America' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-17-15 11:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - This time, they suited up.

  • Value of anti-IS airstrikes in Syria debated as France joins 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 1:38 pm

    PARIS - French lawmakers are debating the decision to join a military air campaign over Syria, raising new questions about what a year of U.S.-led bombing of the Islamic State group has accomplished.

  • White House rolling out red carpet for Pope Francis 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 4:05 am

    WASHINGTON - When Pope Francis arrives on his first-ever visit to the United States, he will be welcomed in a way that few world leaders have: with President Barack Obama waiting at the bottom of the airplane stairs to greet him.

  • French train heroes: Foiling attack gives new view on 9/11 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 9:26 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Three Americans who stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound passenger train talked about the significance of 9/11 on Friday at a festive parade hosted by their California hometown and in an interview to air on national television.

  • Obama to greet Pope Francis upon arrival in Washington 
    Updated: Sep-09-15 3:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will lead the welcoming committee for Pope Francis when he arrives in Washington for a historic visit later this month.