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Tag Archives: Emmanuel Macron

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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Trump mocks Macron again over French fuel tax protests

PARIS: US President Donald Trump has taken another swipe on Twitter at his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron prompted by Macron’s woes over violent protests against fuel taxes, Reuters reported. “I am glad that my friend @EmmanuelMacron and the protestors in Paris have agreed with the conclusion I reached two years ...

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Macron leads crisis meeting after Paris riots

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron led a crisis meeting on Sunday after a day of riots in Paris by anti-government protesters left hundreds injured nationwide and widespread destruction around the capital. Macron held emergency talks with the prime minister, interior minister and top security service officials at the presidential palace ...

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Violent clashes in Paris as anti-Macron protesters return

PARIS-AFP: Groups of masked protesters battled police through clouds of tear gas near Paris’ Champs Elysees Saturday as thousands took part in a third weekend of “yellow vest” demonstrations, which have morphed from anger over fuel taxes into a broader anti-government movement. The violence broke out early after crowds began ...

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