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French PM sets out 'Macron II' reform drive

12 Jun 2019

PARIS France will reduce unemployment benefits for high earners and offer incentives to those who work beyond normal retirement age, two major planks of a renewed reform drive by President Emmanuel Macron after months of "yellow vest" protests. | Video

Hugs, not macho handshakes: Trump shelves politics at D-Day anniversary

07 Jun 2019

PARIS/COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France President Donald Trump briefly set aside politics and his testy relationship with France's Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, heaping praise on U.S. war veterans in a speech to mark the 75th D-Day anniversary and steering clear of issues that might rile Europe. | Video

Hugs, not macho handshakes: Trump shelves politics at D-Day anniversary

06 Jun 2019

PARIS/COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France President Donald Trump briefly set aside politics and his testy relationship with France's Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, heaping praise on U.S. war veterans in a speech to mark the 75th D-Day anniversary and steering clear of issues that might rile Europe. | Video

Hugs, not macho handshakes: Trump shelves politics at D-Day anniversary

06 Jun 2019

PARIS/COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France President Donald Trump briefly set aside politics and his testy relationship with France's Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, heaping praise on U.S. war veterans in a speech to mark the 75th D-Day anniversary and steering clear of issues that might rile Europe. | Video

Tennis: Djokovic beats qualifier, ready for 'real deal' in Paris

02 Jun 2019

PARIS Top seed Novak Djokovic barely broke sweat as he sauntered through the French Open third round with a 6-3 6-3 6-2 victory against Italian qualifier Salvatore Caruso on Saturday.

Tennis: French Open bids adieu to much-loved 'Bullring'

01 Jun 2019

PARIS Few showcourts draw crowds as close to the thunderous power of modern-day tennis as Roland Garros' 'Bullring', a brutalist-but-adored concrete arena that on Saturday is due to host its final singles match before being razed.

Fraught Franco-Italian relations a roadblock risk for Renault-FCA

29 May 2019

PARIS/ROME Fiat Chrysler's proposed $35 billion merger with Renault has cheered investors, won conditional support from Paris and Rome and even earned cautious backing from trade unions.

British cigarettes, a body in the road: memories of D-Day

28 May 2019

TILLY-SUR-SEULLES, France It is the sounds and smell of war that are indelibly imprinted in the memory of Yves Faucon, who was 12 when allied troops landed in Normandy and set about driving Nazi Germany's forces out of France. | Video

As D-Day landings fade from memory, a veteran grapples with violence of war

26 May 2019

SWORD BEACH, France Leon Gautier landed on Sword Beach in a hail of enemy fire on June 6, 1944, one of the first wave of French commandos to storm the Normandy beachfront defended by Hitler's troops. Seventy-five years on, he still grapples with the memories. | Video

In western France, a village remembers D-Day's 'secret massacre'

24 May 2019

GRAIGNES, France The lost U.S. paratrooper tapped on the door of the Rigault family's farmhouse in Normandy in the early hours of June 6, 1944, miles south of his intended drop zone and soaking from his landing in the surrounding marshland. | Video

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