Europe

Eiffel Tower climber ‘admitted to psychiatric unit’

PARIS, France (AFP) — A man, believed to be Russian, who sparked a mass evacuation of the Eiffel Tower by scaling the iconic Paris landmark has been admitted to a psychiatric unit, legal sources said Tuesday. The man caused chaos …

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Macron warns about US-China trade tensions over Huawei

PARIS, France (AFP) — French President Emmanuel Macron warned Thursday about the danger of a “technological war or a trade war” between the US and China as the countries clash over Chinese telecoms group Huawei. “Our perspective is not to …

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Britain’s May pins hopes on final June Brexit vote

by Alice RITCHIE LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Theresa May’s Brexit minister said Wednesday that her EU withdrawal deal would be “dead” if parliament rejects it for a fourth time next month, after the British premier set the date for …

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I.M. Pei: five standout buildings

PARIS, France (AFP) — The sharp lines and geometric, light-filled forms of Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei’s designs have created some of the landmarks of the world. Here is a selection of five. US: National Gallery of Art (1978) A “study …

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Flying cars mooted for Paris’ public transport network

PARIS, France (AFP) — European aerospace giant Airbus and Paris underground operator RATP will study the viability of adding flying vehicles to the city’s urban transport network, the companies said Wednesday. The firms will “explore the feasibility of urban air …

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US Catholic abuse victims sue Vatican to name predatory priests

  WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Five Americans who say they were sexually molested by Catholic priests filed a lawsuit against the Vatican on Tuesday to compel the church to open its archives and hand over the names and details …

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British govt to put forward Brexit bill in June

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prime Minister Theresa May’s government will publish draft legislation in the first week of June that would allow Brexit to proceed if approved by parliament, a Downing Street spokesman announced on Tuesday. The statement came …

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Police arrest gunman in southern France after hostage drama

by Hugues JEANNEAUD BLAGNAC, France (AFP) — Four women were freed “safe and sound” Tuesday after being held hostage for five hours by an armed teenager at a bar on the outskirts of the southern French city of Toulouse, officials …

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UK’s May sacks defence minister Williamson over Huawei leak

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday sacked Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson following a probe into the leak of news that Britain had conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to develop its 5G network. “The Prime Minister …

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Tree planting project in Manchester

by Grace Rivera, EBC London Bureau MANCHESTER (Eagle News) — A community project initiated by the members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) was held at Turn Moss park in Manchester. In partnership with the local environment group …

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Nearly 300 arrested at London climate protests

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Nearly 300 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said Tuesday. Demonstrators began blocking off a bridge and major central …

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After 35 years Jean-Marie Le Pen bids farewell to Europe

by Anne RENAUT and Clare BYRNE PARIS, France (AFP) — Jean-Marie Le Pen, the father of France’s far-right, will bid farewell to the European Parliament on Tuesday after 35 years of using it as a platform to bash European integration …

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