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Fired bodyguard contradicts French presidency on Macron contacts

31 Dec 2018

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.

France's Macron turns to Sarkozy amid "yellow vest" protests

19 Dec 2018

(This December 18 story corrects date in paragraph three to December 7 not November 30.)

Fearing "Act IV" of unrest, France to close Eiffel Tower, Louvre, at weekend

07 Dec 2018

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

French authorities fear "great violence" as yellow vest anger endures

06 Dec 2018

* Troops on anti-terrorism patrols may be redeployed - sources

France returns 26 artworks to Benin as report urges restitution

23 Nov 2018

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

French commission to urge return of looted African art

23 Nov 2018

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.

French commission to urge return of looted African art

23 Nov 2018

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 countries.

Macron and May pay tribute to fallen fighters of the Somme

09 Nov 2018

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

Macron stirs anger with WW1 tribute to Nazi collaborator Petain

08 Nov 2018

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.

Macron condemns Nazi puppet Petain, but defends his WW1 record

08 Nov 2018

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.

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