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France’s Macron party stretches lead in European elections

PARIS: Less than two weeks before voting begins, French President Emmanuel Macron’s the Republic on the Move (LREM) party consolidated its lead over its far-right rival Marine Le Pen for the due European elections, a poll released on Wednesday showed. The centrist ruling party list for the European contest, headed ...

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Ardern, Macron host Paris summit against online extremism

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand’s premier Jacinda Ardern will Wednesday host other world leaders and leading tech chiefs to launch an ambitious new initiative aimed at curbing extremism online. The initiative, known as the “Christchurch call”, was pushed by Ardern after a self-described white supremacist gunned down ...

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Billionaires and donors mobilise to rebuild Notre-Dame

PARIS: Billionaires and private donors pledged hundreds of millions of euros on Tuesday to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris which has been devastated by fire. President Emmanuel Macron has vowed the emblematic monument will be rebuilt after its spire and roof collapsed Monday night in a blaze thought to ...

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Macron: France will force Ford to revitalise site of plant closure

PESSAC: French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to force automaker Ford to pay to help create new jobs on an industrial site the US firm plans to close in southwestern France. The French government has denounced Ford’s decision to shut its plant making gear boxes after the company rejected a takeover ...

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Macron calls on french society to draw ‘new red lines’ against anti-Semitism

PARIS: This week, the French people took to the streets throughout the country to protest against anti-Semitism following a recent outbreak of anti-Semitic attacks, according to local media reports. French President Emmanuel Macron has delivered a speech at the annual dinner of the Council of Jewish Institutions in France, stressing that anti-Semitism had grown ...

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More than 10,000 march in Paris against ´yellow vest´ violence

PARIS: More than 10,000 people marched through Paris on Sunday in protest at “yellow vest” violence during the anti-government demos that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the streets over the past 11 weeks. Since mid-November President Emmanuel Macron has offered concessions and debates seeking to quell the ...

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Macron, Merkel to sign new treaty on bilateral cooperation

AACHEN: French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will sign a new bilateral agreement on boosting bilateral foreign policy, economic, defence and security, culture, education and climate cooperation on 22 January in the German city of Aachen. Among other things, the document outlines negotiations on reforming the UN Security ...

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French police probe ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters after Macron beheaded in effigy

PARIS: Local authorities claim the bit of political theatre staged by protesters could be classified as a criminal offence. French authorities opened a probe into a performance during which an effigy of French President Emmanuel Macron was beheaded by Yellow Vest protesters in the city of Angouleme, Charente, on December 21, the day the president celebrated his ...

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Yellow Vest rallies in France to continue despite Macron’s concessions

PARIS: A lead activist of the French anti-fuel tax movement said that demonstrations would go ahead this weekend until all their demands are met. Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux urged “yellow vests” protesters to call off this Saturday’s rally after President Emmanuel Macron’s policy U-turn. He said authorities were not banning ...

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Amid tensions in France, Macron promises minimum wage hike

PARIS: In the aftermath of the violent ‘yellow vest’ protests that rocked France lately, President Emmanuel Macron assured the people of the country that the minimum wage would be raised and new taxes on pensions would be abolished. In a televised address to the nation, Macron condemned the anti-government demonstrations ...

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