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Kurds march in Paris and Athens to protest Turkish incursion into Syria


ATHENS Thousands of Kurds and their local supporters rallied in France and in Greece on Saturday to protest against Turkey's military action in northeast Syria.

Fugitive Frenchman wanted over family murders arrested in Scotland

PARIS A Frenchman suspected of killing his entire family in 2011 and who later disappeared, in a mystery that transfixed France, was arrested on Friday afternoon at Glasgow airport in Scotland.

World, Oct 11 2019

Austria's Handke and Poland's Tokarczuk win Nobel literature prizes

STOCKHOLM Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was named as the 2018 winner after a sexual assault scandal led to last year's award being postponed. | Video

World, Oct 11 2019

Macron cries foul as EU lawmakers snub French pick for industry job

BRUSSELS French President Emmanuel Macron insisted Sylvie Goulard was the victim of a "political game" on Thursday after France's choice to be the head of EU industrial policy was emphatically rejected by European lawmakers.

World, Oct 10 2019

France opposes EU membership talks with North Macedonia, Albania: diplomats

BRUSSELS France told its European Union peers this week it was against launching membership negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania for now, diplomatic sources told Reuters, casting a shadow over the countries' ambition to integrate with the West.

World, Oct 10 2019

Serbia, Albania, North Macedonia agree to allow passport-free travel

NOVI SAD, Serbia The leaders of Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia agreed on Thursday to allow passport-free travel for their citizens by 2021 and a speedier cross-border flow of goods to boost regional economic development.

World, Oct 10 2019

Turkey opens ground assault on Syria's Kurds; U.S. Republicans turn on Trump

AKCAKALE, Turkey Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies attacked Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Wednesday, pounding them with air strikes and artillery before starting a cross-border ground operation that could transform an eight-year-old war. | Video

World, Syria, Oct 10 2019

France, Britain, Germany to condemn Turkish offensive in Syria

PARIS France, Britain and Germany are set to issue a statement strongly condemning Turkey's offensive in northeastern Syria, France's European affairs minister said on Wednesday.

France to ban demo in Paris police attacker's community

PARIS France is banning a planned demonstration that triggered outrage from politicians who saw it as honoring the attacker who killed four people in the Paris police headquarters last week.

World, Oct 09 2019

Arms firms fret over delays in Franco-German fighter project

PARIS France's Dassault Aviation and Europe's Airbus have stepped up pressure on France and Germany to agree the next stage of a planned fighter project, warning Europe's arms industry and long-term security could suffer from delays.

World, Germany Oct 07 2019