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Opinion: Macron needs to bring France back together

The French have reelected Emmanuel Macron as their president, but the race was tighter than five years ago, when the same two candidates — Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen — r...

EXPLAINER: A look at what's behind the protests in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — For five days, a blockade of pickups, cars and a handful of commercial trucks has choked off traffic at the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest border crossing between Canada and the United ...

French convoys protesting virus rules move toward Paris

PARIS (AP) — From all across France, protesters angry over pandemic restrictions drove toward Paris Friday in scattered convoys of camper vans, cars and trucks in an effort to defy a police ban ...

In France, anti-vax fury, politics make public service risky

LE PECQ, France (AP) — In Sainte-Anastasie-sur-Issole, a village that curls catlike in verdant Provence hillocks, voters are making an early start on France's presidential election. ...

Polish miners protest top EU court's order to shut coal mine

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some 2,000 Polish coal miners traveled to Luxembourg to stage a noisy protest Friday against a decision by the European Union's top court to shut down a major brown coal mine in ...

EU climate chief: energy prices hike should boost transition

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's climate czar said Tuesday the 27-nation bloc should ensure that the most vulnerable people won't pay the heaviest price of the green transition, and pledged measur...

Belgians pick up the pieces after deadly floods

The Belgian town of Pepinster, southeast of Liege, has just woken up from a nightmare. Wading through knee-high brown water with his wife and son, local resident Paul Brasseur looked back at what was ...

France faces tough choice to slow down COVID infections

Just like in many other parts of the world, people in France have grown tired of following restrictions to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Celine — who prefers not to reveal her last name &md...

Allianz: Companies Need to Prepare for More Political Disturbances and Violence Ahead

Significant increase in the number of riots, demonstrations and vandalism, as terrorism events decline, means civil unrest is now the main political risk exposure for companies, resulting in significa...

France: Coronavirus and security bill spark further protests

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of France on Saturday to express their anger over a security bill they say is anti-democratic. Others were protesting on behalf of the culture and arts...

North Carolina kicks off mail voting amid spike in requests

RALEIGH (AP) — Mail balloting was set to begin Friday in the presidential election as North Carolina starts sending out more than 600,000 ballots to voters — responding to a massive spike in requests ...

Berlin police shut down protest against virus restrictions

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police ordered a protest by people opposed to Germany's pandemic restrictions to disband Saturday after participants refused to observe social distancing rules. ...

Greece battles coronavirus resurgence after early success

PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Workers in bright yellow vests stand on the dock in Greece’s main port of Piraeus, greeting hundreds of masked ferry passengers with fliers and the occasional temperature check....

1 quest for justice helps fuel Black rights fight in France

IVRY-SUR-SEINE, France (AP) — Assa Traoré has been fighting for justice ever since her brother Adama died in the custody of French police on his 24th birthday four years ago. And she’s determined to k...

Paris awakens after 2-month slumber to world of yore, slowly

PARIS (AP) — After a two-month freeze, Paris slowly awakened on Monday to the world it had lost under lockdown as hairdressers, florists, nail salons and some other businesses reopened - but under man...