Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon

Europe 05/25/19, 04:22

French police are hunting a suspect following an explosion that wounded 13 people in a busy pedestrian street Friday in the city of Lyon.Police issued an appeal for witnesses Saturday with a photo of a man with a bike caught on video surveillance. They describe the suspect, wearing light-coloured shorts ...

Macron seeks to regain initiative with government reshuffle

Europe 10/16/18, 00:17

French president Emmanuel Macron has appointed a high-profile political ally to the key post of interior minister during a limited cabinet reshuffle aimed at preparing for upcoming economic and social reforms.Christophe Castaner, 52, who heads Macron's party La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move), replaces Gerard Collomb who resigned ...

Analysis: Macron too busy to rush French govt reshuffle

Europe 10/11/18, 09:45

Emmanuel Macron won't be rushed. The 24-hour news cycle? The French leader isn't interested. At least, that's what he wants people to think.France's president is turning a government reshuffle into a soapbox against the time-pressures of modern politics and wall-to-wall news coverage.Behind the scenes, Macron's government is struggling to quickly ...

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 "the highest security level" in the country."We live in difficult ...

French interior minister to quit in new blow to Macron

Europe 10/02/18, 12:57

France's interior minister insisted on Tuesday that he wants to resign, a day after President Emmanuel Macron's office said the leader rejected his resignation and wanted to keep him in the government.But Gerard Collomb, 71, reiterated his decision in French newspaper Le Figaro. The comments appeared as a tug of ...

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