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US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to try to resolve US-European differences on Iran, while Trump appeared to dial back a promise to withdraw US troops from Syria immediately.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 7:36 pm
An open letter published over the weekend in French daily Le Parisien condemning a “new anti-Semitism” in France has stirred heated debate in the country, with critics describing the text as discriminatory against Muslims.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 3:24 pm
Billionaire French tycoon Vincent Bolloré was detained Tuesday as part of a corruption investigation involving his group’s acquisition of contracts to operate ports in West Africa, legal sources told Agence France-Presse.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 10:07 am
Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France’s Emmanuel Macron opened the French president’s visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington’s house.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 1:24 am
As couples in France mark five years on Monday since same-sex marriage was made legal with the hashtag #5ansMariagePourTous, ex-president François Hollande expressed regret at not having done more to advance the rights of “non-traditional” families.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 2:45 pm
French police have arrested a man accused of threatening to attack police at Mont Saint Michel, causing a scare that led to the evacuation of one of the country’s busiest tourist sites, a security source said Monday.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 10:15 am
Striking French rail workers disrupted train services for the ninth day this month on Monday, turning a deaf ear to the centrist government’s insistence that the state-run SNCF and other neglected public services are in need of reform.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 10:13 am
A Belgian court on Monday found Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, guilty of terrorism-related attempted murder over a shootout with police in Brussels days before his capture in 2016.
Posted: April 23, 2018, 9:14 am
France's National Assembly has passed a controversial immigration law that has exposed unprecedented divisions in President Emmanuel Macron's young centrist party.
Posted: April 22, 2018, 10:30 pm
The fate of the Iran nuclear deal tops the agenda as French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in the US on Monday for the first official state visit hosted by President Donald Trump.
Posted: April 22, 2018, 8:03 pm
France’s waves of strikes and protests over President Emmanuel Macron’s reform agenda have invited comparisons with the iconic upheaval of 1968 and the strikes that killed similar reform efforts in 1995. But it seems this time may be different.
Posted: April 22, 2018, 12:34 pm
Mont-Saint-Michel reopened Sunday afternoon after being evacuated "as a precautionary measure" when a man made aggressive comments aboard a bus headed to the Normandy islet and threatened to attack local police.
Posted: April 22, 2018, 10:34 am
More than 250 French dignitaries and stars have signed a manifesto denouncing a "new anti-Semitism" marked by "Islamist radicalisation" after a string of killings of Jews, published in the Sunday edition of Le Parisien newspaper.
Posted: April 22, 2018, 5:51 am
French President Emmanuel Macron called Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday to discuss the Syrian crisis, Sisi’s office said.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 7:13 pm
French lawmakers approved a measure of President Emmanuel Macron’s tough immigration bill that would allow authorities to double the amount of time they can detain those who have been refused asylum to up to 135 days.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 4:25 pm
The banners hang torn, the ground is scattered with broken chairs and wood, and the students who occupied Paris’s Tolbiac university campus until this morning have all been evacuated. “I’m sad, but it’s far from over,” one of them tells FRANCE 24.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 12:56 pm