Police Uses Tear Gas, Water Cannon Against Paris Protesters

By THOMAS ADAMSON PARIS (AP) — French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in Paris Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and staged road blockades across the nation to vent anger against rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. Thousands of police were deployed nationwide to contain the demonstrations, including…

British, EU Leaders to Meet as Brexit Deadline Looms

By JILL LAWLESS ,  Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May told skeptical lawmakers on Wednesday that rejecting her divorce deal with the European Union would mean uncertainty and division, before a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to help finalize the Brexit agreement. The U.K. and the European Union agreed last…

Trump Avoids Action Against Crown Prince For Writer’s Death

By DEB RIECHMANN ,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared he will not further punish Saudi Arabia for the murder of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi — making clear in an exclamation-filled statement that the benefits of good relations with the kingdom outweigh the possibility its crown prince ordered the killing. The president…

US Judge Stalls Enforcement of Trump Asylum Restrictions

By NOMAAN MERCHANT ,  Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9circumventing immigration law, saying anyone who crossed the southern border between official ports of entry would be ineligible for asylum. As…