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French President Emmanuel Macron’s closest security officer, fired after video showed him beating May Day protesters, defended himself before a Senate inquiry on Wednesday, saying he was neither a police officer nor a genuine bodyguard.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 11:43 am
Jean-Claude Arnault, the Frenchman at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted several members of the prestigious Swedish Academy to quit, went on trial Wednesday for two counts of rape that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 9:54 am
French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled plans to make France’s health care system, considered one of the best in the world, more efficient and sustainable for the next 50 years.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 11:57 am
France’s interior minister, one of President Emmanuel Macron’s closest allies, has announced plans to quit the government and run for election as mayor of Lyon in 2020, adding to doubts and instability around the young leader’s administration.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 11:47 am
The unemployed gardener who French President Emmanuel Macron said had only to "cross the road" to find a job described the controversial remarks Tuesday as "hard to swallow".
Posted: September 18, 2018, 10:04 am
The imprisoned son-in-law of a murdered Monaco billionaire goes on trial Monday with nine other people suspected in the brazen daylight killing of the heiress, a case which prosecutors say bears all the hallmarks of a sordid crime thriller.
Posted: September 17, 2018, 9:33 am
There are no cars on the roads of Brussels and Paris on Sunday. On the eve of the event, the mayors of the two cities called for all of Europe to follow suit and hold an annual vehicle-free day.
Posted: September 16, 2018, 1:20 pm
The French presidential wine collection holds 14,000 bottles deemed so precious, few people are allowed to enter the cellar where they are stored. The president’s chefs use 150-year-old copper pans.
Posted: September 15, 2018, 7:56 pm
Veteran pairing Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut booked France’s place in another Davis Cup final as they won the doubles to seal the champions’ 3-0 victory over Spain in their World Group semi-final on Saturday.
Posted: September 15, 2018, 4:06 pm
The city of Paris released a music video on September 12 imploring people to refrain from urinating in public. The quirky production is making a splash on social media.
Posted: September 15, 2018, 3:55 pm
A French “heritage” lottery drawn on Friday has raised millions of euros that will subsidise the restoration of hundreds of French sites.
Posted: September 15, 2018, 10:34 am
Two former skinheads have been found guilty in the 2013 death of Clément Méric, an 18-year-old anti-fascist activist who died after a fight in a Paris street.
Posted: September 14, 2018, 8:29 pm
France plans to more than triple the share of cycling in transport with a multi-year plan to build better bike lanes, financial incentives for bicycle commuters and measures against bike theft, the government said.
Posted: September 14, 2018, 7:10 pm
A French army vehicle was visible in photos of the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor released by the US on Wednesday, raising questions about the nature of French involvement in the region. FRANCE 24’s Wassim Nasr discusses the implications.
Posted: September 13, 2018, 2:07 pm
President Emmanuel Macron officially acknowledged on Thursday that the French state was responsible for the disappearance of Maurice Audin, an anti-colonial activist who was arrested during the 1957 Battle of Algiers and never seen again.
Posted: September 13, 2018, 12:39 pm
Emmanuel Macron may have declared war on poverty, but in the poorest towns of France there is little love lost for the ex-banker slammed by critics as a "president of the rich".
Posted: September 13, 2018, 7:32 am