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French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on Monday as he seeks to placate “yellow vest” anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in Paris this weekend.
Posted: December 9, 2018, 4:15 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
Many thousands of protesters rallied on Saturday in Turin to protest against a high speed train project to the French city of Lyon, fiercely opposed by environmentalists, as a waste of public funds.
Posted: December 8, 2018, 5:01 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
A video showing a mass police round-up of protesting high-school students in Mantes-la-Jolie west of Paris has caused outrage in France. Video of the detained students kneeling in mud started circulating on social media Thursday evening.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 3:00 pm
If you’re a tourist in Paris, Saturday would be a good day to go to Versailles or, say, Giverny. Or anywhere outside of the city, because the threatened Yellow Vest protest promises once again to plunge the capital into chaos.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 12:52 pm
MSF and SOS Méditerranée announced Thursday they will be ending the operations of the Aquarius migrant rescue ship, which has become a lightning rod for the controversy surrounding Europe's policies on accepting migrants.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 9:45 pm
Paris's Eiffel Tower will close on Saturday over fears of fresh violence during nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as police urged shops and restaurants on the Champs-Elysees to shut their doors too.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 8:34 pm
France will deploy more than 65,000 security forces amid fears of new rioting at protests Saturday in Paris and around the nation, despite President Emmanuel Macron's surrender over a fuel tax hike that unleashed weeks of unrest.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 2:37 pm
Climate change is causing glaciers in the French Alps to melt at an unprecedented rate, as well as causing dangerous rockslides. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris-Trent and Sylvain Rousseau report.
Posted: December 6, 2018, 8:06 am
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced that he was abandoning a proposed fuel-tax hike amid fears of more unrest after weeks of nationwide protests that have already cost several lives and millions of euros in damage.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 8:48 pm
French prime minister Édouard Philippe announced on Tuesday that the government would postpone a controversial fuel tax hike, but analysts say that this is unlikely to stem ‘yellow vest’ protesters' anger.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 9:44 am
France has struggled to douse Yellow Vest fuel-tax protests that have laid waste to symbols like the Champs-Élysées in a pall of tear gas and car fires. All over the country, Facebook users who lit the spark have been fanning the flames in real-time.
Posted: December 4, 2018, 12:54 pm