ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Forget about long lines and pushy shoppers ready to do battle for sweet Black Friday deals. In rural Alaska, residents are far removed from all the frenzy that goes with the nation's most intense shopping day of the year.
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron and his German counterpart, Sigmar Gabriel, have proposed setting up the fund in a letter to President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Macron said in Berlin on Monday. Other European Union countries would be welcome to join. If we wait for an update of the European Union's plurianual financial plans, we won't have anything until 2017.
By Roberta Rampton and John Irish WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande pressed Russia on Tuesday to focus its attacks in Syria on Islamic State militants after Turkey heightened tensions in the region by downing a Russian plane. Obama and Hollande also urged Russia and Turkey not to let the situation escalate after Turkey, a NATO ally, said it shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border after it repeatedly violated Turkish air space.