PARIS Emmanuel Macron's former security advisor said he had been in regular touch with the president and top officials since losing his job, contradicting official denials of continued contacts with an aide at the centre of a damaging political firestorm.
(This December 18 story corrects date in paragraph three to December 7 not November 30.)
PARIS France will close the Eiffel Tower and other tourism landmarks in Paris and draft in thousands more security forces on Saturday to stave off another wave of violent protests in the country over living costs. | Video
* Troops on anti-terrorism patrols may be redeployed -
DAKAR/PARIS France will return 26 works of art to Benin, Emmanuel Macron's office said on Friday, as the French president took delivery of a report recommending the widespread return of cultural artefacts removed from Africa during the colonial era. | Video
DAKAR/PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron will formally receive a report on Friday expected to recommend changes to French law to allow cultural artefacts seized from former African colonies to be returned to their home countries.
DAKAR/PARIS, Nov 23 French President Emmanuel
Macron will formally receive a report on Friday expected to
recommend changes to French law to allow cultural artefacts
seized from former African colonies to be returned to their home
SOMME VALLEY, France French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May laid a wreath at a memorial in the Somme valley on Friday, honouring fallen World War One soldiers on the eve of the centenary of the war's end. | Video
CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, France President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday it was "legitimate" to pay tribute to Marshal Philippe Petain, who led the French army to victory in World War One's Battle of Verdun but decades later collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War Two.
MAUBEUGE, France President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he had always condemned Marshal Philippe Petain, who collaborated with Nazi Germany in sending thousands of Jews to their death, but reiterated praise for his World War One military record.