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Strasbourg reopened its Christmas market on Friday, and President Emmanuel Macron visited the city to pay his respects to victims of a jihadist gunman who had opened fire at the market late on Tuesday, killing four people.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 10:59 am
Controversial French author Michel Houellebecq has again raised eyebrows with a quasi defense of the US president. Under Donald Trump, "America is no longer the world’s leading power," he said, adding: This is "good news for the rest of the world".
Posted: December 14, 2018, 8:42 am
A scientific committee convened by the French government has concluded that it might be “appropriate” to legalise cannabis for therapeutic use in a report made public on Thursday.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 7:03 am
French police on Thursday killed the suspected gunman behind a deadly attack on Strasbourg’s Christmas market who had been on the run for two days. Read FRANCE 24's live blog below to review the events as they unfolded.
Posted: December 13, 2018, 9:03 pm
The French government on Thursday urged "yellow vest" protesters not to hold another round of demonstrations this weekend as police hunted for a second day for the fugitive gunman who attacked a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg.
Posted: December 13, 2018, 12:31 pm
A Thai tourist was among those killed in the deadly shooting at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg Tuesday, while an Italian radio journalist was reportedly one of several injured in the rampage.
Posted: December 13, 2018, 4:09 am
The Strasbourg shooting suspect was convicted multiple times for theft and violence and has been followed by the French intelligence services since 2015 after he showed signs of radicalisation in jail.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 5:41 pm
A manhunt for the suspect in the deadly Strasbourg Christmas market shooting focused on the Neudorf district of the eastern French city Thursday as authorities detained a fifth person for questioning.
Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:25 am
At least three people were killed and around a dozen were injured in a shooting at a Christmas market in central Strasbourg on Tuesday. The suspected gunman has a long criminal record and remains on the run.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 8:22 pm
Placating the disruptive protests that have rattled France was always going to be a hard sell for embattled President Emmanuel Macron. His long-awaited concessions on Monday left most protesters dissatisfied and the broader public on the fence.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 4:51 pm
French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday a €100 per month increase in the minimum wage from next year in a major concession to Yellow Vest protesters who have roiled the country.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 7:31 pm
French economic growth is set grind to a near-standstill in the final quarter, the central bank estimated on Monday, citing the impact of the "Yellow Vest" protests that have rocked the country.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 12:06 pm
The fourth weekend of riotous protests in France as part of the Yellow Vests movement drew global attention, particularly from other world leaders.
Posted: December 9, 2018, 1:13 pm
The Catholic Church on Saturday beatified seven French monks and 12 other clergy killed during Algeria's civil war. The ceremony, the first of its kind in a Muslim nation, was held in Oran, 400 kilometres west of the Algerian capital.
Posted: December 8, 2018, 1:22 pm
Paris police detained over 500 people Saturday as fresh anti-government Yellow Vest protests hit the capital, with similar protests taking place all over France.
Posted: December 8, 2018, 6:05 am