Update: China signs deal to buy 300 Airbus planes

Europe 03/25/19, 12:23

The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to France (all times local):6:20 p.m.China has signed a deal to buy 300 aircraft from European plane maker Airbus during Chinese leader's Xi Jinping state visit to France.French President Emmanuel Macron, 2nd ...

French Europe minister to lead Macron’s EU campaign

Europe 03/25/19, 08:23

France's European Affairs minister, Nathalie Loiseau, will lead President Emmanuel Macron's campaign in European Parliament elections in May.Macron's party said Loiseau's candidacy will be formalized on Monday evening. As a consequence, Loiseau is expected to resign as a minister, leading ...

Macron hopes older protester gains “wisdom” after injuries

Europe 03/25/19, 04:42

French President Emmanuel Macron has told a newspaper he hopes a 73-year old yellow vest protester who suffered serious head injuries after being charged by police in Nice, gains "wisdom" over the incident.Anti-globalization activist Genevieve Legay remains in hospital Monday ...

Update: Thousands of yellow vests marching through Paris

Europe 03/23/19, 07:53

The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local):1:50 p.m.Thousands of yellow vest protesters are marching through Paris amid heightened security a week after resurgent rioting by demonstrators angry at President Emmanuel Macron.Police officers guard street during a protest ...

France to deploy troops to maintain security during protests

World 03/20/19, 09:42

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests planned this weekend.Macron said the military will secure government buildings and other sites to allow police forces to ...

French govt says growth revised downward due to protests

Europe 03/19/19, 12:36

France's finance minister has revised the country's growth forecast this year to 1.4 percent, down from the previous 1.7 percent, partly attributing the new estimate to the yellow vest protests.Speaking Tuesday at the Senate, Bruno Le Maire said the overall ...

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 ...

France seeks answers after police failed to stop Paris riots

Europe 03/18/19, 05:59

French President Emmanuel Macron summoned top security officials Monday after police failed to contain resurgent rioting during yellow vest protests that transformed a luxurious Paris avenue into a battle scene. The prime minister promised to announce new measures later Monday to ...

France cleans up Champs-Elysees after yellow vest rioting

Europe 03/17/19, 08:10

Paris cleaned up one of the world's most glamorous avenues Sunday after rioting by an ultraviolent core in the dwindling yellow vest protest movement angry at President Emmanuel Macron. Luxury stores, restaurants and banks on the Champs-Elysees assessed damage after they ...

Climate protests: First students, now adults march

Europe 03/16/19, 07:50

A day after worldwide student climate protests, families and activists are marching in France to force faster government action against global warming. One group gathered Saturday near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, hoping for peaceful actions that contrast with violence ...

French yellow vests clash with police in Paris

Europe 03/16/19, 05:07

French yellow vest protesters have clashed with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe on the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron.Protesters threw smoke bombs and other objects at officers, and started pounding on the windows of ...

French leader, others urge speed in climate change fight

Africa 03/14/19, 09:12

France's president and others made passionate calls on Thursday to speed up the fight against climate change, telling a United Nations environmental summit that impatience is growing among those who will inherit the battle. "Our youth tell us, 'You are not ...

French government faces legal challenge for climate action

Europe 03/14/19, 08:01

Four activist groups have launched legal action to try to take the French state to court for not doing enough to fight climate change.Greenpeace, Oxfam and two French environmental groups hope for an eventual court ruling requiring France to further ...

French president Macron pledges economic growth with Kenya

Europe 03/13/19, 11:46

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday pledged greater partnerships with Kenya in economic development and efforts to improve the environment and to battle regional extremist violence.At the start of his two-day visit to Kenya, Macron met with Kenyan President Uhuru ...

Germany’s Merkel welcomes idea of European aircraft carrier

Europe 03/11/19, 09:59

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is endorsing the idea of developing a joint European aircraft carrier, as suggested by her party's leader.Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who succeeded Merkel in December as leader of the Christian Democratic Union, made the proposal in a weekend ...

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