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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

France’s first yellow vest protests of new year brings tear gas, fires

French security forces fired tear gas and flash-bang ammunition at protesters Saturday during a march through picturesque central Paris as several thousand supporters of the yellow vest movement kept up …


New scandal around fired Macron aide troubles France

Alexandre Benalla hasn’t finished causing trouble for the French president.


Versailles to close Saturday as precaution against protests

France is bracing for a sixth straight Saturday of protests during which the palace of Versailles just outside Paris will be shut for the day despite expectations that the numbers …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Tear gas in Paris, but fewer protesters and bigger demands

A protest movement that has brought the French into the streets for five Saturdays in a row in a major challenge to President Emmanuel Macron lost momentum in its latest …


Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the …


May aims to rescue Brexit plan; EU says ball is in UK’s court

British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a rescue mission for her ailing Brexit deal Friday, after the European Union rebuffed her request to sweeten the divorce agreement so she can …


President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he’s partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year

President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he’s partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year.


Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 4:31 p.m.

Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

France girds for weekend protests, fearing more violence

Anticipating a fourth straight weekend of violent protests, France on Friday mobilized armored vehicles and thousands of police, cordoned off Paris’ broad boulevards and made plans to shut down tourist …


Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent protests

French President Emmanuel Macron scrapped a fuel tax rise Wednesday amid fears of new violence, after weeks of nationwide protests and the worst rioting in Paris in decades.


Macron tours damaged Arc de Triomphe after Paris hit by riot

French President Emmanuel Macron visited the graffiti-damaged Arc de Triomphe monument and held an emergency meeting on security Sunday, a day after central Paris was hit by France’s worst riot …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

French police, protesters clash in Paris riot; 80 injured

France’s most violent urban riot in more than a decade engulfed some of central Paris on Saturday as “yellow jacket” activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

1 dead, scores injured in French fuel taxes protests

One protester was killed and 227 other people were injured – eight seriously – at roadblocks set up around villages, towns and cities across France on Saturday as citizens angry …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron tried to project unity Saturday after Trump had lashed out at one of America’s strongest allies in Europe, claiming Macron insulted the …


Macron praises WWI general who later collaborated with Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron waded into controversy Wednesday by praising a general who helped win World War I but became a top Nazi collaborator in World War II – comments …


Voters in Pacific territory choose to keep ties with France

A majority of voters in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia chose to remain part of France instead of backing independence Sunday, a watershed moment that led French President …


France’s Macron urges Europe to take charge of own defense

French President Emmanuel Macron pushed Monday for Europe to take more responsibility for its own defense, saying the continent’s security shouldn’t rely so much on the United States and could …


Macron aide handed initial charges from May protest assault

A French judge handed preliminary charges Sunday to one of President Emmanuel Macron’s top security aides after video surfaced that showed him beating a protester at a May Day demonstration.


French investigators raid home of Macron’s bodyguard

French investigators on Saturday raided the house of one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s top security aides, a man who was caught on camera beating a young protester in May.


Video emerges of Macron bodyguard beating protester in Paris

A video showing one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s security chiefs beating a student demonstrator, until now cloaked in secrecy, drew fierce public backlash Thursday over what is seen as …


Macron warns of nationalism in palace speech to lawmakers

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the battle between nationalists and progressives will be at the heart of European Union parliamentary elections next year, a “turning point” that will …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 6:56 p.m.

Trump barrels into G-7 summit, ready to fight U.S. allies

Bruising for a fight, President Donald Trump barreled into the Group of Seven summit Friday, confronting longtime U.S. allies over a burgeoning trade dispute and insisting Russia should be brought …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Iran cleric threatens destruction of Israeli cities

A prominent Iranian cleric on Friday threatened two Israeli cities with destruction if the country “acts foolishly” and retaliates against it again, while thousands of protesters demonstrated against President Donald …


Trump backtracks on Syria after talks with French leader

One month ago President Donald Trump surprised many, including some in his own administration, by announcing, “We’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon. Let the other people take …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Trump, Macron make a show as best buds but tussle over Iran

With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge …


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there’s no ‘Plan B’

French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing there’s no “Plan B.”


Strike causes French railway chaos, with more to come

A major French railway strike brought the country’s famed high-speed trains to a halt Tuesday, leaving passengers stranded or scrambling for other options – and posing the biggest test so …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:36 p.m.

French government unveils tough measures for asylum-seekers

French President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Wednesday presented a bill to enforce tougher immigration rules, decried by human rights organizations as repressive toward asylum-seekers.


Venezuela opposition rejoins talks as presidency vote looms

Negotiators for Venezuela’s opposition say they will return to the negotiating table next week as international pressure mounts on President Nicolas Maduro’s government over its decision to push up presidential …