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  • Egypt deports French journalist amid crackdown on the media 
    Updated: May-25-16 9:09 am

    CAIRO - Egypt deported a French journalist without explanation on Wednesday, the reporter and his newspaper said, the latest move in an ongoing crackdown by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government on freedom of expression and the media.

  • French premier pushes Mideast initiative with Palestinians 
    Updated: May-24-16 10:55 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - France's prime minister said Tuesday that peace between Israelis and the Palestinians is also important for security in Europe.

  • Investigators search wreckage of EgyptAir plane, test DNA story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 4:12 pm

    CAIRO - A French ship joined the international effort to hunt for the black boxes and other wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804 Monday, searching for clues to what brought the plane down, as Greek and Egyptian authorities diverged on what happened to the plane during the crucial final minutes before it crashed into the Mediterranean, killing all 66 people on board.

  • Netanyahu proclaims support for peace, despite French rebuff story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 1:11 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's leader on Monday reiterated his support for the establishment of a Palestinian state, seeking to persuade critics that he remains committed to peace as he prepares to bring a polarizing hardliner into his Cabinet.

  • Islamic State's lasting grip is a new hurdle for Europe, US 
    Updated: May-22-16 6:24 am

    PARIS - The girl, speaking in the lilting accent of southern France, appeared in government ads describing how she was recruited by Islamic State extremists during her quest for religion, then encouraged to quit school and go to Syria, and finally to plot a suicide attack against a synagogue at home.

  • G7 takes aim at terrorist financing; rifts on policy remain story has photos
    Updated: May-21-16 7:38 am

    AKIU, Japan - The Group of Seven major economies showed a united front on fighting terrorist financing and tax evasion in talks that ended Saturday, but shied away from coordinated action on policies to revive stalling growth.

  • Kerry says he will attend Mideast peace meeting in France 
    Updated: May-19-16 12:48 pm

    BRUSSELS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he will attend an upcoming French-hosted meeting of foreign ministers aimed at restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

  • Armed tour guides: A day with Paris' Sentinel terror patrol 
    Updated: May-19-16 9:45 am

    PARIS - Cpt. Julien's military career has taken him to Mali, Chad, the Central African Republic and other hot spots.

  • Correction: Armenia-Azerbaijan story 
    Updated: May-18-16 3:01 pm

    VIENNA - In a story May 17 about the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the size of Nagorno-Karabakh. The region is 4,400 square kilometers (1,700 square miles), not 12,000 square kilometers (4,400 square miles).

  • Candidate for UN health chief eyes global tax to help WHO 
    Updated: May-18-16 2:40 pm

    PARIS - A French diplomat competing to be the world's top health official says a tiny international tax can help fill the World Health Organization's coffers, a proposal aimed at bringing order to the U.N. agency's fragmented budget.

  • Middle East peace conference in Paris delayed 
    Updated: May-17-16 7:07 am

    PARIS - An international conference in Paris aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is being delayed to June to allow U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to attend, France's president said Tuesday.

  • German FM: Ukraine talks made progress on security issues story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 12:49 pm

    BERLIN - Talks between Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France produced several agreements aimed at improving security in eastern Ukraine but no deal on holding local elections in the separatist region controlled by Russia-backed rebels, a top German diplomat said Wednesday.

  • The Latest: UN Security Council to hold meeting on Aleppo story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 10:02 pm

    BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):

  • French leader says all new subs will be built in Australia 
    Updated: May-02-16 1:19 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - A new fleet of French-designed Australian submarines will be built in Australia on time and within budget, the French prime minister said on Monday.

  • French company scores huge Australian submarine contract story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 9:51 am

    PARIS - Australia's largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense cooperation between the nations.