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French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month

16 Mar 2019

PARIS Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Saturday, in a new flare-up of violence as France's yellow vest protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business reforms entered a fourth month. | Video

Toxic substances found in nappies in France - government agency

23 Jan 2019

PARIS A variety of potentially toxic substances, including the widely-used weed-killer glyphosate, has been found in babies' nappies in France, according to a study on Wednesday by the French environment agency ANSES.

Macron makes U-turn on fuel-tax increases in face of 'yellow vest' protests

05 Dec 2018

PARIS France's prime minister on Tuesday suspended planned increases to fuel taxes for at least six months in response to weeks of sometimes violent protests, the first major U-turn by President Emmanuel Macron's administration in 18 months in office. | Video

Macron makes U-turn on fuel-tax increases in face of 'yellow vest' protests

04 Dec 2018

PARIS France's prime minister on Tuesday suspended planned increases to fuel taxes for at least six months in response to weeks of sometimes violent protests, the first major U-turn by President Emmanuel Macron's administration in 18 months in office. | Video

Macron verschiebt nach Protesten Ökosteuer-Erhöhung

04 Dec 2018

Paris Nach wochenlangen Protesten lenkt die französische Regierung ein und verzichtet vorerst auf die angekündigte Erhöhung der Ökosteuer.

France's Macron hunts for way out of 'yellow vest' crisis

03 Dec 2018

PARIS France's prime minister met with opposition leaders on Monday as President Emmanuel Macron sought a way to defuse nationwide protests over high living costs that led to widespread rioting in Paris at the weekend and are hurting the economy. | Video

France's Macron under fire after aide caught beating protester

19 Jul 2018

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron came under fire on Thursday after his office briefly suspended one of his aides for beating a May Day protester and posing as a police officer, but did not inform law enforcement authorities.

French PM offers debt relief for railway shakeup

25 May 2018

PARIS The French government, seeking to end a rail strike over one of President Emmanuel Macron's flagship reforms, said on Friday it would erase most of the SNCF rail company's debt if plans to make the operator more cost-effective were implemented.

Le Pen wants France's National Front to be renamed 'National Rally'

12 Mar 2018

LILLE, France French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed her National Front party be renamed the "National Rally" on Sunday, in a bid to shed a brand associated by many voters with racism and anti-Semitism and facilitate alliances with other parties. | Video

National Front's Jean-Marie Le Pen says party name change is 'suicide'

28 Feb 2018

SAINT-CLOUD, France French far-right leader Marine Le Pen's plan to change the National Front's name amounts to political suicide, its founder, her father Jean-Marie Le Pen told Reuters, warning that his daughter was cutting herself off from the party's roots.

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U.S. lawmakers await details of Mueller's Russia report

U.S. lawmakers waited on Sunday for details of a confidential report into an investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election that has cast a pall over Donald Trump's presidency and raised questions about possible collusion between the Republican's campaign and Moscow.