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European champion Macron gears up for first EU summit

22 June 2017 | 0 comments

France's new President Emmanuel Macron heads to his first EU summit on Thursday.

'Macron-mania' prompts talk of herd mentality

19 June 2017 | 0 comments

The theory has been aired several times over the last week:

Le Pen is elected French MP but far-right party sapped

19 June 2017 | 0 comments

France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in parliament for the first time on Sunday.

Macron meets a weakened May to hold talks in Paris

13 June 2017 | 0 comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May had hoped to be in Paris on Tuesday with a strong popular mandate for a "hard" Brexit.

Le Pen's far-right surge loses momentum in France

12 June 2017 | 0 comments

Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front suffered a severe setback on Sunday.

French Socialists face 'unprecedented' losses

12 June 2017 | 0 comments

For France's Socialists, the pain keeps getting worse.

Macron candidates on a march to rout France's old guard

8 June 2017 | 0 comments

"Hello. I'm Emmanuel Macron's candidate for the parliamentary election,"

Woman sues France over Paris pollution health damage

7 June 2017 | 1 comment

A Frenchwoman suffering from chronic respiratory problems on Wednesday sued the state, accusing it of failing to protect her from air pollution in Paris.Clotilde Nonnez, an asthmatic 56-year-old yoga...

Why are Sahel countries deploying an anti-jihad force?

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

France has asked the UN Security Council to authorise the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists and criminality in the Sahel region, with a vote expected as early as next...

France to get new counter-terrorism centre

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

President Emmanuel Macron will set up a national counter-terrorism centre to coordinate France's intelligence services, his office said Wednesday a day after an attack on a policeman in Paris.The new...

Mont Blanc cable car to reopen 9 months after dramatic rescue

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

A cable car whose dramatic breakdown last September forced 33 tourists to spend the night stranded -- suspended high over the French Alps -- is to reopen on Thursday, local officials announced.The cars...

Ariana Grande to resume tour in Paris amid tight security

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

US singer Ariana Grande is to resume her world tour in Paris on Wednesday, more than two weeks after it was interrupted by the Manchester suicide bomb attack.Security will be extra tight in the French...

EU wary of Brexit talks walkout whoever wins UK vote

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

The EU is steeling for a possible collapse of Brexit negotiations whoever wins Britain's increasingly close general election this week, officials and analysts say.

Body recovered in search for Frenchman missing after London attack: police

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

London police said Wednesday they had recovered a body from the River Thames in their search for Xavier Thomas, a 45-year-old French national missing in the city's weekend terror attack. "Formal identification...

Will Macron face French resistance with reform drive?

6 June 2017 | 0 comments

He had just secured a great win, but on the night Emmanuel Macron captured the French presidency, several hundred far-left and anti-capitalist activists and anarchists took to the streets, some shouting for his resignation.

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