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Macron's fired former guard defends himself at Senate inquiry

19 Sep 2018

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron's closest security officer, fired after video showed him beating May Day protesters, defended himself before a Senate inquiry on Wednesday, saying he was neither a police officer nor a genuine bodyguard.

Macron's government in flux as key ally plans to quit post

18 Sep 2018

PARIS France's interior minister, one of President Emmanuel Macron's closest allies, has announced plans to quit the government and run for election as mayor of Lyon in 2020, adding to doubts and instability around the young leader's administration.

Macron mugs: France's Elysee Palace moves into memorabilia

14 Sep 2018

PARIS Royal mugs are a time-honoured tradition in Britain, while the White House has sold memorabilia for decades. Now France is getting in on the act, with the Elysee Palace offering presidential mugs and key rings for sale for the first time.

France holds collective breath as World Cup feats fuel joy and hope

11 Jul 2018

PARIS Millions of jaded but jubilant French were recovering on Wednesday after a night of celebration following the team's 1-0 World Cup semi-final win against Belgium, a victory that has generated a rare but contagious mood of optimism.

France holds collective breath as World Cup feats fuel joy and hope

11 Jul 2018

PARIS Millions of jaded but jubilant French were recovering on Wednesday after a night of celebration following the team's 1-0 World Cup semi-final win against Belgium, a victory that has generated a rare but contagious mood of optimism.

French PM offers debt relief for railway shakeup

26 May 2018

PARIS The French government, seeking to end a rail strike over one of President Emmanuel Macron's flagship reforms, said on Friday it would erase most of the SNCF rail company's debt if plans to make the operator more cost-effective were implemented.

Staff reject Macron rail reform in 'referendum', unions say

23 May 2018

PARIS Workers at France's state-owned SNCF rail company on Wednesday resoundingly rejected President Emmanuel Macron's planned overhaul of the railways in an internal ballot organized by labor unions.

Europeans work to save Iran deal, and business, after Trump pulls out

10 May 2018

WASHINGTON/PARIS Dismayed European allies sought on Wednesday to salvage the Iran nuclear deal and preserve their Iranian trade after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the landmark accord and ordered sanctions reimposed on Tehran. | Video

USA nach Kündigung von iranischem Atom-Abkommen isoliert

09 May 2018

Paris/Beirut Nach dem Ausstieg der USA aus dem Atom-Abkommen wollen die Europäer die Vereinbarung gemeinsam mit dem Iran retten.

Union seeks to broaden anti-Macron protest but support lacking

20 Apr 2018

PARIS A far-left union bid to turn a protest on Thursday over a shakeup of the state railways into a bigger show of resistance to President Emmanuel Macron appears to have fallen flat, with the labour movement split and fewer people taking part.

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