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Outside EU, France to launch crisis force with Britain, others

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LUXEMBOURG France will launch a military force with other countries including Britain outside the framework of the European Union on Monday, as Paris tries to keep London close to European defenses after Brexit.

France resists Balkan accession talks despite EU's open door

LUXEMBOURG France and the Netherlands are holding out against European Union plans to allow membership talks with Albania and Macedonia over concerns the decision could further stoke anti-immigration sentiment in the bloc, EU diplomats said.

World, 4:10am EDT

France won't take any lessons from Rome on immigration, says minister

PARIS France's minister for European affairs said international law obliged Italy to let the stranded migrant rescue vessel Lifeline dock in an Italian port and that Rome was in no position to tell Paris how to behave.

World, Italy 3:26am EDT

Italy says 'arrogant' France could become main enemy on migration

PARIS Italy on Saturday said "arrogant" France risked becoming its "No.1 enemy" on migration issues, a day before European leaders convene in Brussels for a hastily arranged meeting on the divisive topic.

World, Italy Jun 23 2018

Italy says 'arrogant' France risks becoming 'No.1 enemy' on migration

MILAN Italy on Saturday said "arrogant" France risked becoming its "No.1 enemy" on migration issues, a day before European leaders convene in Brussels for a hastily arranged meeting on the divisive issue.

World, Italy Jun 23 2018

France seeks to calm Bahrain after rights criticism

PARIS France sought to assuage Bahrain on Friday after rare criticism by its ambassador to the kingdom over human rights and an honorary citizenship by Paris of a rights campaigner sparked anger in Manama, three sources said.

World, Bahrain Jun 22 2018

French exceptionalism? Bankers, billionaires balk at Macron's elitism

PARIS Perhaps only in France would a billionaire and one of the nation's most powerful bankers both publicly chastise the president for neglecting ordinary people.

World, Jun 22 2018

Marine Le Pen's niece opens finishing school for would-be far-right leaders

LYON, France The niece of far-right leader Marine Le Pen launched a political academy on Friday that she hopes will serve as a "finishing school" for would-be luminaries on France's right wing, but denied she was plotting a political comeback.

World, Jun 22 2018

Hodeidah offensive prompts France to downgrade Yemen conference

PARIS France is downgrading an international humanitarian conference on Yemen after Saudi-led coalition forces stormed the main port Hodeidah, diplomatic and aid sources said on Thursday.

World, United Nations, Yemen Jun 21 2018

France yet to shine but Kante's steel bodes well

YEKATERINBURG, France While their attack has yet to sparkle, France have shown the grit and steel that could still take them to the deep end of the World Cup as they beat Peru 1-0 to reach the last 16 on Thursday.

Science, Sports, Jun 21 2018