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France: Macron reshuffles Cabinet after election struggles

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a Cabinet reshuffle on Monday, naming several new ministers but also keeping his most prominent ones, after he lost his parliamentary majority during last mo...

North Macedonia: Nationalist protesters reject French EU proposal

Thousands of people joined protests in North Macedonia over the weekend against a French proposal that could clear the way for the southern Balkan country's accession to the EU. Protests were led...

Australia, France seek to mend ties after sub spat

French President Emmanuel Macron told new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese he wanted to look to the future rather than the past as they try to rebuild ties strained by an Australian decision...

Behind the scenes in Macron's war diplomacy

It's the morning of February 20, 2022, four days before Russia invades Ukraine. French President Emmanuel Macron, who has been spearheading western diplomatic efforts to dissuade Russia from sendi...

Russia 'again a threat' to Europe, Germany's Scholz says at NATO summit

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Thursday that Germany was working to expand its military capabilities as fast as it can in light of Russia's threat to the international order. "Through it...

Opinion: NATO summit: Sweden, Finland boost unity against Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has miscalculated. He is not getting less NATO, as he demanded earlier this year, but instead finds himself confronted with a larger alliance. Sweden and Finland now ...

NATO to unveil new strategy in response to 'direct threat' from Russia

Leaders of NATO countries are sitting down in Madrid for the second day of a summit that Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday said will be "historic and transformative," as the al...

French parliament picks first-ever female speaker

France's parliament has picked Yael Braun-Pivet to be its new speaker, making her the first woman to ever hold the post. Braun-Pivet used her inaugural speech in the new role to address reproduct...

Biden, NATO to beef up force posture amid Russian aggression

MADRID (AP) — President Joe Biden opened his three-day visit to a NATO summit Tuesday by pledging to beef up the American military presence in Europe as he denounced Russia’s Vladimir Putin for trying...

Live updates | Kyiv mayor appeals for more Western help

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the NATO summit in Madrid, whe...

COVID: Paris court rules govt failed to stockpile face masks

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court ruled on Tuesday that the French government failed to sufficiently stock up on surgical masks at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and prevent the virus from sp...

G-7 leaders end summit pledging to hurt Russia economically

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Leaders of the world’s biggest developed economies said Tuesday they would explore far-reaching steps to cap Russia's income from oil sales that are financing its invasion of Ukr...

France's Macron: Russia cannot, should not win Ukraine war

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Russia “cannot and should not win” the war in Ukraine, as its terrible toll was on full view the day after a Russian missi...

French President Emmanuel Macron says Russia 'cannot and should not win' the Ukraine war

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says Russia 'cannot and should not win' the Ukraine war.

Opinion: Can the West wean India off Russia's influence?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for his enthusiastic bear hugs. So much so that at times there have been awkward moments, such as at COP26 in 2022, when Modi seemed to get too cozy with U...