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French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron poses for a photo with children during a campaign visit to Sarcelles, north of Paris, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Martin Bureau, Pool Photo via AP)
Far-right candidate bedeviled by France's Nazi historyThe horrors of the World War II Nazi death camps moved front and center in France's presidential campaign on Friday, nine days before the election, reawakening the anti-Semitic stigma that has clung to the party of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen
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French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, center, listens to Robert Hebras, right, last living survivor of the 1944 Oradour-sur-Glane massacre, during a campaign visit of the ruins in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, central France, Friday, April 28, 2017. France's troubled wartime past is taking center stage Friday in the country's highly charged presidential race, as centrist Emmanuel Macron visited the site of France's worst Nazi massacre and Marine Le Pen's far-right party suffered a new blow over alleged Holocaust denial. (Pascal Lachenaud/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: France's Macron would keep up Mideast operationsFrench presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has vowed to keep up France's operations against extremists in Iraq and Syria within a U.S.-led coalition
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Anti-NATO demonstrators burn a NATO flag in front of a a banner that reads: "No to NATO, your hands are bloody - Death to fascism, freedom to the people", during a protest outside the hall before the parliament session in Cetinje, Montenegro, Friday, April 28, 2017. Montenegrin lawmakers convened Friday to ratify the Balkan country's membership in NATO and make a historic turn toward the West amid protests by Russia and pro-Russia opposition. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
Montenegro lawmakers back NATO membership in historic moveMontenegro's parliament on Friday supported the Balkan country's membership in NATO in a historic turn toward the West despite protests by Russia and the pro-Russia opposition
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Social Democrat party’s vice president Radmila Sekerinska has her hair violently pulled, as supporters of the country's dominant conservative party invaded parliament, in Skopje, Macedonia, Thursday April 27, 2017. Police said over 100 people were injured during the Thursday night violence inside and outside parliament that followed the election of a new parliament speaker. Sekerinska said she required three stitches and injured her neck when two individuals attacked her inside parliament. Television footage from Thursday night showed a man grabbing her by the hair and twisting her around violently during the melee. “We were more shocked than afraid. I cannot forget the faces of those who attacked me,” Sekerinska told The Associated Press Friday. (Radio Free Europe via AP)
The Latest: Macedonia protesters seek new electionAbout 2,000 protesters have gathered in Macedonia's capital to demand new elections to break the country's political deadlock
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Zoran Zaev, center, leader of the Social Democrats, surrounded by party lawmakers, talk during a news conference at the party headquarters in Skopje, Macedonia, Friday, April 28, 2017.   Macedonia's opposition chief rejected the president's call for emergency party leaders' talks Friday, hours after demonstrators, mostly supporters of the country's dominant conservative party, invaded parliament. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
Macedonian violence elicits diverging international responseThe night of violence in Macedonia that saw protesters attack lawmakers has elicited diametrically opposed approaches from world powers, with Russia blaming the West for meddling and the West saying the events were inconsistent with democracy
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Netanyahu says German official crossed line meeting with NGOGermany's foreign ministry is defending a decision by the country's top diplomat to meet with an Israeli human rights group, after Israel's prime minister said the move crossed a "red line."
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, center, Maltese Foreign Minister George Vella, left, and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini take a break during an informal meeting of the EU foreign ministers in Valletta, Malta, Friday, April 28, 2017.  (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
EU says membership talks still open if Turkey wants themThe European Union is keeping the door ajar for Turkey to become a member, but says Ankara must provide clearer signals on whether it intends to meet the entrance criteria in such areas as human rights and rule of law
The Associated Press13 hours ago
The Latest: EU door left ajar for Turkey membershipThe European Union is keeping the door ajar for Turkey to become a member, but says Ankara must provide clearer signals on whether it intends to meet the entrance criteria in such areas as human rights and rule of law
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Russia seeks arrest of former Ukraine prime ministerRussia has sent a request to the international police agency Interpol for the arrest and extradition of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, claiming he killed Russian soldiers in Chechnya
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FILE -- In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, victims of the suspected chemical weapons attack lie on the ground, in Khan Sheikhoun, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. France's foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria shows that the nerve agent used "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible. Jean-Marc Ayrault says France now knows "from sure sources" that "the manufacturing process of the sarin that was sampled is typical of the method developed in Syrian laboratories." But Kremlin promptly denounced the French report. (Alaa Alyousef via AP, File)
Reports: US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish borderA Syrian war monitor and Kurdish activists say U.S. armored vehicles have deployed in areas in northern Syria along the border with Turkey, few days after a Turkish airstrike that killed 20 U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters
The Associated Press13 hours ago
French far-right leader Le Pen says she 'abhors' Holocaust doubters amid scandal over party officialFrench far-right leader Le Pen says she 'abhors' Holocaust doubters amid scandal over party official
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Germany: Mistakes made in case of soldier planning attackGermany's Interior Ministry said Friday it will "leave no stone unturned" in trying to determine how a German army officer managed to register as a Syrian asylum seeker without being detected
The Associated Press13 hours ago
A look at Macedonia's deepening political turmoilFierce political rivalry, big power confrontation and a legacy of instability still plague the country of just over 2 million people
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, May 30, 2016 file photo, Albania's Parliament Speaker Ilir Meta speaks at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Spring session in Tirana. The speaker of the Albanian Parliament is expected to be elected as the country’s new president Friday, April 28, 2017 in a parliamentary vote. Speaker Ilir Meta’s nomination has been formally supported by the main left-wing governing Socialist Party of Prime Minister Edi Rama. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina, file)
Albanian parliamentary speaker picked as new presidentAlbania's parliament has elected its leader as the country's new president, abandoning efforts to build consensus with boycotting opposition lawmakers after two weeks of delays
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Spaniard's public 'love letter' sparks mixed responseA Spaniard who posted fliers on lamp posts hoping to make contact with a woman he'd seen on a tram has started a whirlwind on social media after someone alleging to be the woman responded by asking him to leave her alone
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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