Simon Carraud

Greta Thunberg to French MPs: you can ignore children, not scientists

23 Jul 2019

PARIS Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday it was ok for some members of the French parliament to ignore her and other children's warnings about global warming but she implored them to listen to scientists. | Video

French court finds Bayer's Monsanto liable for farmer's sickness

12 Apr 2019

PARIS/LYON A French court has ruled that Monsanto was liable for the sickness of a farmer who inhaled one of its weedkillers, in another legal setback for the Bayer-owned business over health claims. | Video

French 'yellow vest' protests largely peaceful as Macron wraps up debate

06 Apr 2019

PARIS Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Saturday for a 21st straight weekend of anti-government "yellow vest" protests, but turnout was sharply lower than last week and the marches were largely peaceful.

Shunned by banks, France's Le Pen seeks to crowdfund EU election campaign

02 Apr 2019

PARIS Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right party, said on Tuesday she would raise funds from the public for next month's European Parliament elections, after her party failed to secure a multi-million-euro bank loan.

French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month

17 Mar 2019

PARIS Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Saturday, in a new flare-up of violence as France's yellow vest protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business reforms entered a fourth month. | Video

Toxic substances found in diapers in France: government agency

23 Jan 2019

PARIS A variety of potentially toxic substances, including the widely-used weed-killer glyphosate, has been found in babies' diapers in France, according to a study on Wednesday by the French environment agency ANSES.

Macron makes U-turn on fuel-tax increases in face of 'yellow vest' protests

05 Dec 2018

PARIS France's prime minister on Tuesday suspended planned increases to fuel taxes for at least six months in response to weeks of sometimes violent protests, the first major U-turn by President Emmanuel Macron's administration in 18 months in office. | Video

UPDATE 5-Macron makes U-turn on fuel-tax increases in face of "yellow vest" protests

05 Dec 2018

* Decision is first major policy U-turn for Macron (Adds truck unions call for strike on Dec 9, cost of measures)

Macron verschiebt nach Protesten Ökosteuer-Erhöhung

04 Dec 2018

Paris Nach wochenlangen Protesten lenkt die französische Regierung ein und verzichtet vorerst auf die angekündigte Erhöhung der Ökosteuer.

France's Macron hunts for way out of 'yellow vest' crisis

04 Dec 2018

PARIS France's prime minister met with opposition leaders on Monday as President Emmanuel Macron sought a way to defuse nationwide protests over high living costs that led to widespread rioting in Paris at the weekend and are hurting the economy. | Video

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