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French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during Yellow Vest protests planned this weekend. But the move has been met with fierce criticism.
Posted: March 22, 2019, 10:09 am
French President Emmanuel Macron is again being cast as a hardliner in Brexit negotiations as he piles pressure on British lawmakers to approve a Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 6:05 pm
In a new twist to the Benalla affair, the French Senate asked judicial authorities to probe three senior aides to Emmanuel Macron over the scandal on Thursday, including the president’s "right-hand man" Alexis Kohler.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 2:41 pm
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests planned this weekend.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 3:38 pm
Business partners of French sugar giant Tereos have filed a complaint against the firm for allegedly supplying an artificial sweetener to Syria, where it is being used to make weapons, the plaintiffs' lawyer said Tuesday.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 3:28 pm
Is "real" camembert in danger? To be considered authentic and given the highly-prized Protected Designation of Origin label, the French cheese has to be made with raw cows' milk. But soon, camembert made with pasteurised cows' milk will also be given this special label. Outraged purists say the decision jeopardises the future of "real" camembert and benefits companies which mass-produce bland-tasting, pasteurised versions of the soft cheese. FRANCE 24’s Claire Paccalin and Karina Chabour report.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 1:46 pm
Paris and Hong Kong for the first time joined Singapore as the world's most expensive cities to live in, a study revealed on Tuesday, with the French capital jumping six places in just two years.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 7:50 am
The French government sacked the top police official in Paris on Monday following another weekend of rioting in the capital during “yellow vest” protests which have put President Emmanuel Macron on the defensive.
Posted: March 18, 2019, 5:29 pm
The government’s failure to keep Paris protests over the weekend from spiralling out of control has put a harsh spotlight on its law enforcement strategy, which makes avoiding injuries a priority even after hours of rampant destruction and looting.
Posted: March 18, 2019, 4:06 pm
French business leaders are calling for urgent action following Saturday's violent Yellow Vest protests, with the country’s critical tourism sector sounding the alarm as the spring travel season starts.
Posted: March 18, 2019, 11:04 am
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, France's highest-ranking Catholic official, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday to tender his resignation after he received a six-month suspended jail sentence for failing to report sex abuse by a priest.
Posted: March 18, 2019, 7:52 am
The French government admitted Sunday its security measures had been "insufficient" to stem an arson and looting rampage by black-clad anarchists during a "yellow vest" protest along the famous Champs-Elysees in Paris.
Posted: March 18, 2019, 3:07 am
Paris on Saturday saw a second ultra-violent Yellow Vest protest. Although the rioting has been blamed on extreme elements who have infiltrated the movement, some Yellow Vests have now accepted it as legitimate to achieve their goals, an expert says.
Posted: March 17, 2019, 6:27 pm
Le Classique, the match between PSG and Marseille, was once a clash of two strong forces, akin to Spain’s Clasico pitting Real Madrid against Barcelona. But in light of PSG’s hegemony over Ligue 1, Sunday’s game is expected to be one-sided.
Posted: March 16, 2019, 4:45 pm
Rioters looted and torched shops and businesses on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on Saturday, on the 18th weekend of French Yellow Vests protests, characterised by a sharp increase in violence after weeks of dwindling turnout.
Posted: March 16, 2019, 1:01 pm