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French paramedics, students join cost-of-living protests

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Anti-government protesters gained new allies Monday as French paramedics and students joined ongoing rallies while the prime minister met with political rivals in a bid to ease the anger following riots that rocked Paris. Facing the most ...

Qatar to pull out of Saudi-dominated OPEC amid Doha boycott

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The tiny, energy-rich Arab nation of Qatar announced Monday it will withdraw from OPEC in January, a rebuke of the Saudi-dominated cartel as the kingdom's boycott of Doha continues unabated and a crucial meeting of the ...

Ukraine calls up reservists amid rising tensions with Russia

By YURAS KARMANAU and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president announced a partial call-up of reservists for training amid tensions with Russia, saying Monday that the country needs to beef up its defenses to counter the threat of a Russian ...

Trump and Xi agreement buys time in trade war

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The dinner table diplomacy that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China conducted over the weekend produced something as vague as it was valuable: an agreement to keep talking. Forged over grilled sirloin at the Group of 20 ...

Gorbachev lauds Bush for political abilities, character

By MATTHEW BODNER, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday expressed his "deep condolences" to the family of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and all Americans following his death. Gorbachev worked closely with Bush to bring an end to the Cold ...

At G-20, possible ‘breakthrough’ seen after all-night talks

By ANGELA CHARLTON, PETER ORSI and LUIS ANDRES HENAO, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — All-night talks at the Group of 20 summit have resulted in a possible "breakthrough" on fixing the global trading system, European diplomats said Saturday as the gathering entered its ...

French protesters clash with police in Paris; 107 arrested

By SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Protesters angry about rising taxes clashed with French police for a third straight weekend and more than 100 were arrested Saturday. Pockets of demonstrators built makeshift barricades in the middle of streets in central Paris, lit fires, ...

May faces more Brexit woes after UK minister quits

By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The latest minister to quit British Prime Minister Theresa May's government because of Brexit said Saturday that the prime minister's compromise agreement would leave Britain outnumbered and outmaneuvered in future negotiations with the ...

Ukraine stops 100 Russians from entering amid entry ban

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's border service says that around 100 Russian citizens have been denied entry into the country since an entry ban for adult Russian males was announced. Border guards' spokesman Andrei Demchenko has told Ukrainian television Saturday that "the vast majority of ...

Putin blames Ukraine for standoff, boosts defenses in Crimea

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday blamed the latest standoff with neighboring Ukraine on the presidential ambitions of Ukraine's leader, as the Russian military announced it was boosting its defenses ...