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France

Macron laments Trump’s recognition

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron said U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was an “error” and France has no plans to follow in his footsteps.

Macron met Wednesday with France’s leading Jewish group, which urged France to make a similar recognition.

The French leader said he didn’t think Trump has “helped with resolving the conflict” between Israelis and Palestinians. He called the U.S. move “a real error in this context.”

Macron said that if France did the same, “we would lose this status of honest broker, which is the only useful one for the region” — a status that the U.S. can no longer enjoy.

The Palestinians claim part of Jerusalem for the capital of an eventual state and have rejected U.S. mediation in peace efforts.

Germany

Reports: Knife attack injures several

BERLIN — Austrian media report that several people have been injured in a knife attack on the streets of Vienna.

News website heute.at reported that the attack happened Wednesday evening, when a man with a knife randomly attacked pedestrians near the capital’s famous Prater park.

Citing a police spokesman, the Austria Press Agency reported that three people were seriously injured and that police are still searching for the attacker.

A motive for the attack wasn’t immediately known.