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More French protests see roads blocked, trains disrupted and scuffles in Paris

07 Dec 2019

PARIS Truckers blocked roads in about 10 regions around France on Saturday to protest against a planned reduction in tax breaks on diesel for road transport, while train and metro services remained heavily disrupted by a strike against pension reform.

French police fire tear gas at strikers challenging Macron reform

05 Dec 2019

PARIS Police fired tear gas at protesters in the center of Paris on Thursday and public transport ground to a near halt in one of the biggest strikes in France for decades, aimed at forcing President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned reform of pensions. | Video

UPDATE 6-French police fire tear gas at strikers challenging Macron reform

05 Dec 2019

* Transport unions to take strike into second day (Updates with details of Paris clashes)

Zukunft der Nato entzweit Deutschland und Frankeich

07 Nov 2019

Berlin/Paris Zwischen Frankreich und Deutschland tobt ein Streit über die Zukunft der Nato.

Macron says Europe-China climate cooperation 'decisive'

05 Nov 2019

SHANGHAI Cooperation between Europe and China on reducing climate-warming emissions will be "decisive", French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, after the Trump administration filed paperwork to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. | Video

In China, Macron wants to take Beijing 'at its word' on free trade

03 Nov 2019

SHANGHAI/PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron will seek to make China deliver on promises to grant more access to foreign companies, eyeing agribusiness and finance, advisers said ahead of his arrival in Shanghai for a giant import fair.

France under fire for 'historic error' of blocking Balkan EU hopefuls

18 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS Senior European Union officials, worried by growing Chinese and Russian influence in the Balkans, accused France on Friday of making a "historic error" by refusing to let North Macedonia and Albania start talks on joining the EU.

Macron takes swipe at halting NATO reaction to Turkey's Syria incursion

18 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS France's president on Friday decried NATO's inability to react to what he called Turkey's "crazy" offensive into northern Syria and said it was time Europe stopped acting like a junior ally when it came to the Middle East.

Macron takes swipe at halting NATO reaction to Turkey's Syria incursion

18 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS France's president on Friday decried NATO's inability to react to what he called Turkey's "crazy" offensive into northern Syria and said it was time Europe stopped acting like a junior ally when it came to the Middle East.

After knife rampage, French police are alert for radicalised colleagues

11 Oct 2019

PARIS French police have re-opened an internal investigation into the suspected Islamist sympathies of a senior police officer, three sources close to the police said, as part of a security review after a police IT worker killed four colleagues in a knife rampage.

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