France honors soldiers killed freeing hostages in Africa

Europe 05/14/19, 05:58

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday defended a military operation to free hostages held in Burkina Faso that left two French special forces officers dead.Crowds lined the Alexander III Bridge in central Paris as the funeral cortege carrying the coffins ...

Burkina Faso president wishes ex-hostages safe return

Europe 05/11/19, 08:33

Burkina Faso's president has received three liberated hostages in the presidential palace in the capital, Ouagadougou, to wish them well as they fly to Paris.Roch Kabore tweeted Saturday he wishes the two French tourists and one South Korean citizen a ...

French soldiers killed while freeing tourists in West Africa

Europe 05/10/19, 06:07

Two French soldiers have been killed in a military operation in the West African nation of Burkina Faso that freed two French tourists and two others kidnapped in neighboring Benin.In a statement Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed condolences for ...

Facebook and France haggle over regulating online hate

Europe 05/10/19, 04:28

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting French President Emmanuel Macron as the tech giant and France try to pioneer ways of fighting hate speech and violent extremism online.Macron's office is releasing a progress report Friday on a pilot project that ...

French unions hold strikes, protests against Macron policies

Europe 05/09/19, 08:08

French unions are holding strikes and protests against 120,000 job cuts and other deep changes to France's huge public sector by President Emmanuel Macron's government.France's unions have been eclipsed by the yellow vest movement in recent months, and are now ...

Update: France’s Macron: Iran nuclear deal must be saved

Europe 05/09/19, 05:14

The Latest on the crisis surrounding Iran's decision to step away from the embattled nuclear deal with world powers (all times local): 12:10 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says the Iran nuclear deal must be saved and that the accord's signatories should ...

Paris airport a yellow vest site in 25th week of protests

Europe 05/04/19, 08:14

Anti-government protests are taking place in France for a 25th straight week, including a demonstration at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport where several people denounced privatization plans.The crowds at the yellow vest protests in Paris appeared thin as they got ...

Police use tear gas in Paris to control May Day protesters

World 05/01/19, 06:21

Brief scuffles between police and protesters have broken out in Paris as thousands of people gather for May Day rallies under tight security measures.Police used tear gas to control the crowd gathering near Paris' Montparnasse train station. AP reporters saw ...

1,100 experts call for time to rebuild Notre Dame well

Europe 04/29/19, 03:59

Over 1,100 French and international architects and heritage experts have called on French President Emmanuel Macron to take the necessary time to ensure good reconstruction work on the fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral.In a column published by French newspaper Le Figaro ...

French protests mark 24th week despite Macron’s pledges

Europe 04/27/19, 09:50

Yellow vest protests are taking place in France's main cities for the 24th consecutive week to challenge economic policies that President Emmanuel Macron stood by while unveiling measures intended to quell the anti-government movement.In Paris, a few thousand people participated ...

Update: France’s Macron vows to cut middle-class taxes

Europe 04/25/19, 11:59

The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's solutions to quell the economic anger of yellow vest protests(all times local):6:50 p.m.French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to cut income taxes for middle-class workers.Macron made the vow Thursday during a planned speech ...

France’s yellow vests: Who they are, what they want, and why

Europe 04/25/19, 05:19

Yellow vest protesters remain a force in French politics despite ups and downs in the five months after their movement started. As President Emmanuel Macron announces long-awaited responses to their grievances Thursday, here's a look at their movement:___WHO THEY AREFILE ...

Macron to offer solutions to French yellow vest grievances

Europe 04/25/19, 03:01

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to unveil long-awaited plans to quell five months of yellow vest protests that have damaged his presidency.Macron will make a speech Thursday at the Elysee presidential palace based on three months of national debate ...

New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror

Tech 04/24/19, 00:48

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online.Ardern said she and Macron ...

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