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France's Macron takes drubbing in local elections, Greens surge

29 Jun 2020

PARIS France President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party received a drubbing on Sunday in municipal elections, as the Greens celebrated victories in several big cities after a surge in support. | Video

France 'will not tolerate' Turkey's role in Libya, Macron says

22 Jun 2020

PARIS France will not tolerate Turkey's military intervention in Libya, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday, accusing Ankara of playing "a dangerous game".

French PM to present plan to unwind coronvirus lockdown on Tuesday

25 Apr 2020

PARIS French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will present the government's plan to unwind the country's coronavirus lockdown to parliament on Tuesday, followed by a debate and vote, his office said in a statement.

Air France in talks with French govt over emergency funding: Les Echos

11 Apr 2020

PARIS Air France KLM has requested several billion euros of emergency funds from the French state while it negotiates a loan package from banks, which would be guaranteed by France and the Netherlands, French business daily Les Echos reported.

Amid criticism, Macron vows to raise medical gear output to tackle coronavirus

31 Mar 2020

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to make France self-sufficient in protective masks by year-end and learn lessons from the coronavirus emergency, firing back at growing criticism of his government over painful equipment shortages.

French firms seeking state aid forced to ditch dividends

27 Mar 2020

PARIS French companies that make use of state financial support to see them through the coronavirus crisis must scrap dividend payments to their shareholders, the government said on Friday.

France extends lockdown to April 15 as coronavirus wave swamps Paris

27 Mar 2020

PARIS France will extend a national lockdown until April 15 after reporting its biggest daily death toll from coronavirus, its prime minister said on Friday, and officials warned that hospitals around Paris could be overwhelmed in 48 hours. | Video

French voters shun elections, enjoy sunshine despite coronavirus restrictions

16 Mar 2020

PARIS Voters turned out in low numbers in France's mayoral elections on Sunday after the government imposed stringent restrictions on public life to curb the spread of the coronavirus, though many headed outdoors to enjoy the warm spring sunshine.

Teargas, clashes in Paris as Yellow Vests' protesters defy coronavirus ban

14 Mar 2020

PARIS French security forces fired teargas and clashed with anti-government "Yellow Vest" protesters who were demonstrating in Paris on Saturday in defiance of a ban on mass gatherings that aims to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Macron urges calm after French minister contracts coronavirus

10 Mar 2020

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron warned France on Tuesday that it was at just the start of a health epidemic as the coronavirus outbreak crept closer to the heart of French political power.

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