Political movements

June 14, 2017 - 10:29 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A national meeting of Southern Baptists will consider condemning the political movement known as the "alt-right" amid an uproar over the denomination's commitment to confronting prejudice. Leaders of the faith group initially refused to take up a proposal that they repudiate the...
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FILE - This Thursday, March 9, 2017 file photo shows Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, speaking to media after a meeting with French president Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France. Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo has strongly criticized a black feminist festival in Paris that bans non-black people in large parts of the event, saying she might prosecute its organizers on grounds of discrimination. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 29, 2017 - 11:02 am
PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Paris has strongly criticized and is threatening to cancel an upcoming festival for black feminists where four-fifths of the event space will be open exclusively to black women. Rights groups have branded the event a step backward on race issues. In a series of angry...
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FILE - This Thursday, March 9, 2017 file photo shows Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, speaking to media after a meeting with French president Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France. Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo has strongly criticized a black feminist festival in Paris that bans non-black people in large parts of the event, saying she might prosecute its organizers on grounds of discrimination. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 29, 2017 - 10:09 am
PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Paris has strongly criticized and is threatening to cancel an upcoming festival for black feminists where four-fifths of the event space will be open exclusively to black women. Rights groups have branded the event a step backward on race issues. In a series of angry...
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May 19, 2017 - 12:17 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Italian government has made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending schools up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterizes as misinformation. The measures approved Friday follow an intense public debate over vaccines after a measles outbreak and political sniping...
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Supporters of French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron gather outside his campaign headquarters in Paris, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
May 09, 2017 - 5:05 am
PARIS (AP) — French ex-Premier Manuel Valls suggested Tuesday that he wants to abandon France's Socialist party and run in June parliamentary elections under the banner of the president-elect's centrist political movement. But it's not clear if he will be able to do so. Valls told RTL radio that...
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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron, left, and outgoing President Francois Hollande, attend a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Monday, May 8, 2017. Macron defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen handily in Sunday's presidential vote, and now must pull together a majority for his year-old political movement by mid-June legislative elections. (Philippe Wojazer, Pool via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 12:53 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French presidential election (all times local): 6:40 p.m. An ally says that French President-elect Emmanuel Macron is seeking to get an absolute majority of lawmakers in France's lower house of parliament in order to be able to fully implement his pro-European, pro-...
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People wave French flags at the Louvre museum where Emmanuel Macron is planning to celebrate, Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Paris.Thousands of supporters of French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron have let out a big cheer when national television called the presidential election in his favor based on poll projections. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 07, 2017 - 4:52 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential runoff Sunday between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (all times local): 10:50 p.m. French president-elect Emmanuel Macron says that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and...
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People wave French flags at the Louvre museum where Emmanuel Macron is planning to celebrate, Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Paris.Thousands of supporters of French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron have let out a big cheer when national television called the presidential election in his favor based on poll projections. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 07, 2017 - 3:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential runoff Sunday between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has expressed his relief at the defeat of far-right Marine Le Pen in the French...
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Army soldiers patrol near Trocadero plaza with the Eiffel Tower in the background in Paris, France, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Voting for France's next president starts in overseas territories and French embassies abroad, as a blackout on campaigning descends so that voters can reflect on whether to entrust their country's future to independent Emmanuel Macron or far-right populist Marine Le Pen. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
May 06, 2017 - 2:36 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential runoff on Sunday between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (all times local): 8:35 p.m. A French government official says the state cybersecurity agency will investigate a hacking attack targeting presidential candidate...
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Army soldiers patrol near Trocadero plaza with the Eiffel Tower in the background in Paris, France, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Voting for France's next president starts in overseas territories and French embassies abroad, as a blackout on campaigning descends so that voters can reflect on whether to entrust their country's future to independent Emmanuel Macron or far-right populist Marine Le Pen. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
May 06, 2017 - 2:15 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential runoff on Sunday between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen (all times local): 8:10 p.m. French natives are turning out in droves in the Canadian province of Quebec to cast a ballot in France's presidential runoff. The...
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