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Macron, Merkel defend multilaterism as Trump avoids peace forum

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PARIS The leaders of Germany and France called for a unified approach to fostering world peace at a forum in Paris on Sunday that was attended by dozens of heads of state and government with one notable exception: U.S. President Donald Trump.

Germany has no place in WW1 ceremony for 'winners'- far-right leader

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel should not have taken part in a ceremony in France on Sunday marking the centenary of the Armistice as it is an event for the "winners" of World War One, said the leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

World, Nov 11 2018

Leaders of France and Germany in poignant show of unity 100 years after WW1

COMPIEGNE, France One hundred years after the guns of World War One fell silent, the leaders of France and Germany held hands and rested their heads against one another in a poignant ceremony to mark the signing of the Armistice peace agreement. | Video

Trump cancels WW1 memorial at U.S. cemetery in France due to rain

PARIS President Donald Trump could not attend a commemoration in France for U.S. soldiers and marines killed during World War One on Saturday because rain made it impossible to arrange transport, the White House said.

World, Nov 10 2018

Turkey gave Khashoggi tapes to European nations, Erdogan says

ISTANBUL Turkey has given recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi to Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, seeking to maintain international pressure on Riyadh over the Saudi journalist's death. | Video

World, Germany, Turkey Nov 10 2018

Trump, Macron agree on defense after 'insulting' European army spat

PARIS U.S. President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron agreed on Saturday on the need for more European defense spending, papering over an earlier Trump tweet that had described Macron's call for a European army as "very insulting". | Video

World, Nov 10 2018

Trump, Macron agree on defence after 'insulting' European army spat

PARIS U.S. President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron agreed on Saturday on the need for more European defence spending, papering over an earlier Trump tweet that had described Macron's call for a European army as "very insulting". | Video

World, Nov 10 2018

France slakes EU brewers' thirst after drought hits barley crop

HAMBURG A big barley harvest in France has rescued Europe's beer brewers from supply shortages after parched conditions across the continent this summer ravaged crops elsewhere, traders said on Friday.

Environment, Nov 09 2018

Anti-Semitic acts surge in France, government promises action

PARIS Violence against Jews and other acts of anti-Semitism have surged in France in the past nine months, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Friday, promising stepped-up action against perpetrators.

World, Nov 09 2018

Factbox: Plans for electric vehicle battery production in Europe

Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to support a consortium looking to produce electric car battery cells and plans to fund a research facility to develop next-generation solid-state batteries, three sources told Reuters.