EU leaders fail to agree on 2050 climate goal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have failed to agree unanimously on a decision to make the bloc's economy carbon neutral by 2050. Ahead of a U.N. meeting on climate change in ...

The big challenge after D-day tribute: keep the memory alive

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — Now that the ever frailer D-Day veterans are leaving the Normandy beaches , 75 years after their heroics turned the course of World War II and changed Europe, the challenge ...

D-Day ceremonies focus on keeping memories alive for kids

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER, France (AP) — As fewer World War II veterans are left to share their stories, this year's 75th anniversary D-Day commemoration is focusing on keeping memories alive. ...

Foe, now friend; Germans welcome at D-Day observances

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Germany has gone from being a vicious foe to a trusted friend since Allied troops fought their way onto beaches in northern France to free Europe from Adolf Hitler's ...

Chasing demons: 75 years on, D-Day haunts, drives its vets

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — They are back, some for the first time since war stole their innocence 75 years ago on Normandy's D-Day beaches. They are back on battlefields where the Wo...

D-Day's 24 hours changed 20th century, and Europe, forever

ON OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — All at once, Charles Shay tried to stanch the bleeding from a ripped-open stomach, dull the pain with morphine and soothe the mind of a dying fellow American army medic. ...

D-Day's 24 hours changed 20th century, and Europe, forever

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — A dwindling number of D-Day veterans will be on hand in Normandy this year when international leaders gather to honor them on the invasion's 75th anniversary. ...

D-Day symbol of American-French friendship under strain

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Side by side the presidential sons lie, separated by two world wars, united in their fervor for the freedom of France. Quentin Roosevelt was a dared...

EU elections: Gutted center, high turnout, rising right

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union prides itself on being a brilliant mosaic of nations, but its parliamentary elections produced a hodgepodge of sometimes contradictory results that complicates the f...

May's relationship with EU was often rocky

BRUSSELS (AP) — As British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her departure with a Brexit plan nowhere near success, European Union leaders offered kind words. But it was quite another matter during...

Big question for EU vote: How well will the far-right do?

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament elections that start Thursday have never been so hotly anticipated, with many predicting that this year's ballot will mark a coming-of-age moment for the eurosk...

Detail-minded architect left guide for restoring Notre Dame

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France (AP) — Eugene Viollet-le-Duc is still the man to go to when it comes to restoring Notre Dame, even though he died nearly 140 years ago. As a young architect...

Rebuilding Notre Dame will be long, fraught and expensive

LONDON (AP) — Notre Dame in Paris is not the first great cathedral to suffer a devastating fire, and it probably won't be the last. In a sense, that is good news. A global army of ex...

Notre Dame fire shows the power of monuments to the French

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Monuments are the emotional backbone of France. That accounts for the despair over a blaze that killed no one, yet seared the collective soul. It is the power Notre Dame had ...

Little gloating in Europe at Britain's Brexit mess

BRUSSELS (AP) — The date for the U.K.'s departure from the European Union was seemingly chiseled in stone — March 29, 2019. When it finally arrived with no Brexit, Europeans could only shake their hea...