French PM calls for quick tax cuts to appease protesters

Europe 04/08/19, 06:29

France's prime minister has called for quick tax cuts to respond to the anger expressed through the yellow vests protests across the country.Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Monday unveiled the results of a three-month "grand debate" launched by President Emmanuel ...

Update: France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris

World 03/18/19, 11:25

The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local):5:20 p.m.France's prime minister has announced a ban on yellow vest protests on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue and in two other French cities following riots on Saturday that left luxury stores ...

Update: French premier checks on Brexit readiness

Europe 01/18/19, 06:06

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):11 a.m.France's prime minister is inspecting his country's preparedness for a no-deal Brexit, visiting the Eurotunnel complex and meeting with small businesses on the English Channel coast.Prime Minister Edouard Philippe made the trip to ...

Update: French soccer game postponed over protest fears

Europe 12/04/18, 06:38

The Latest on France's response to violent protests (all times local):11:30 a.m.The French soccer league says it has postponed Saturday's match between Paris Saint-Germain and Montpellier amid expected anti-government protests.The match at the Parc des Princes stadium has been called ...

Media: French PM to announce delay to fuel tax hikes

World 12/04/18, 03:06

French media say Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will announce a suspension of fuel tax hikes in an effort to appease a protest movement that has radicalized.Ambulance workers block the bridge leading the National Assembly, background, in Paris, Monday, Dec. 3, ...

Update: Germany confident calm will return to France

Europe 12/03/18, 05:31

The Latest on France's response to violent protests (all times local):11:30 a.m.Germany's foreign minister says his country isn't worried about anti-government protests in neighboring France and he's confident the situation will calm down soon.A worker is about to clean a ...

French premier holds talks after violent protests in Paris

Business 12/03/18, 03:27

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris.A worker is about to clean a graffiti reading " Macron resignation" on the Arc ...

French premier to meet with protesters amid anger over taxes

World 11/30/18, 03:56

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will meet with some protesters' representatives in an effort to calm the tensions over rising taxes, a first since the movement started two weeks ago.FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 file picture, demonstrators, ...

French fuel fight: Prime minister offers to meet protesters

Europe 11/28/18, 05:37

France's prime minister is offering to meet with members of a motorists movement who have blocked roads over rising fuel taxes and held protests that caused damage to central Paris.Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on BFM television Wednesday that the ...

France recalls horror of 2015 attacks, foils new plots

Europe 11/13/18, 10:48

France's security services have foiled six terror attacks this year, the interior minister said Tuesday as the country marked three years since gun and bomb attacks in Paris killed 130 people.People stand in front of the entrance of the Bataclan ...

French government sounds alarm over rising anti-Semitic acts

Europe 11/09/18, 09:03

France's prime minister on Friday sounded the alarm over a sharp rise in anti-Semitic acts this year, pledging to increase efforts to punish perpetrators and police hate speech online.Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on his Facebook page a 69 percent ...

France’s government reshuffle expected by Wednesday

Europe 10/09/18, 10:09

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to give his approval for a government reshuffle by Wednesday following the resignation of the interior minister last week.Macron is likely to seize the occasion to extend the restructuring to several other government positions. ...

French PM in charge of security after minister quits

Europe 10/03/18, 04:41

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Wednesday assumed responsibility for France's domestic security after the interior minister resigned in an apparent act of defiance toward President Emmanuel Macron.In a handover ceremony, Philippe said his main focus would be to ensure ...

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