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Fire guts Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris; Macron pledges to rebuild

04 April, 2019 9:17 am 9:17 am

PARIS (Reuters) – A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, gutting the roof of the Paris landmark and stunning France and the world, though firefighters saved the main bell towers and outer walls from collapse before bringing the blaze under control. Flames that began in the early evening burst rapidly through the roof of … Read More



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Macron tests German patience in split over Brexit delay

04 April, 2019 10:59 pm 10:59 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The ‘De Gaulle moment’ that many had speculated about before Wednesday night’s Brexit summit did not come, but President Emmanuel Macron still lived up to the spirit of the post-war French leader by throwing his weight around the EU table. Macron may not have used his veto, but his dogged determination to … Read More



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‘Yellow vest’ numbers down in 20th week of French protests

03 March, 2019 9:33 am 9:33 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Thousands of demonstrators marched in cities around France for a 20th weekend of “yellow vest” protests, but numbers were lower and clashes with police sporadic. Outbreaks of vandalism and confrontations with police led to more than 100 arrests on the margins of otherwise peaceful demonstrations in Paris, Avignon, Toulouse and Bordeaux – … Read More



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‘Yellow Vests’ march in Paris as troops join police to prevent ...

03 March, 2019 8:59 pm 8:59 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – French “yellow vest” demonstrators began their 19th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Saturday as military units were deployed to help police clamp down on any trouble. Protesters were banned from gathering on the Champs Elysees in Paris after shops and businesses on the avenue were looted and … Read More



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Hundreds march in Paris as childminders join ‘yellow vest’ prot...

03 March, 2019 9:55 pm 9:55 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of “yellow vest” protesters began marches in Paris on Saturday, marking the 17th straight weekend of anti-government demonstrations despite attempts by French President Emmanuel Macron to quell discontent with a nationwide series of debates. Protesters wearing the neon high-visibility vests that have come to symbolise the movement were joined by others … Read More



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Clashes erupt in Paris as ‘yellow vests’ protest at unrepentant...

01 January, 2019 11:28 pm 11:28 pm

  PARIS (Reuters) – Rioters in Paris torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on the upmarket Boulevard Saint Germain on Saturday, as protests against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent on the fringes. The latest “yellow vest” marches began peacefully but degenerated in the afternoon as protesters threw … Read More



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Clashes erupt in Paris as ‘yellow vests’ protest at unrepentant...

01 January, 2019 8:11 am 8:11 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Rioters in Paris torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on the upmarket Boulevard Saint Germain  as protests against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent on the fringes. The latest “yellow vest” marches began peacefully but degenerated  as protesters threw missiles at riot police blocking bridges … Read More



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Three-quarters of French unhappy with Macron’s government: poll

01 January, 2019 9:21 am 9:21 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Three-quarters of French people are unhappy with the way President Emmanuel Macron and his government are running the country, with a majority keen to see more measures to boost household incomes, a poll showed on Thursday. A wave of “yellow vest” street protests in the past two months have rocked Macron’s presidency, … Read More



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Turnout falters but France’s ‘yellow vest’ protests rumbl...

12 December, 2018 8:12 am 8:12 am

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s “yellow vest” demonstrators kept numerous roads across the country blocked as groups of protesters marched in city centres, but the anti-government backlash was more dispersed and muted than in previous weeks. Driven by anger over a perceived squeeze on household income, the movement has shaken Emmanuel Macron’s presidency and hurt retailers … Read More



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Few turn out for French ‘yellow vest’ protests, driver dies at ...

12 December, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s anti-government “yellow vest” protest was losing steam but caused traffic disruption through road blocks across the country, leading to the death of a 10th person since the start of the movement last month. The turnout on the streets of Paris and other cities was smaller than in previous weekends, authorities said. … Read More



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France’s ‘yellow vests’ clash with police in Paris

12 December, 2018 8:46 am 8:46 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters faced off with French riot police in Paris , hurling projectiles, torching cars and vandalising shops and restaurants in a fourth weekend of unrest that has shaken President Emmanuel Macron’s authority. Police used tear gas, water cannon and horses to charge protesters on roads fanning out from the Champs Elysees … Read More



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French police brace for more violent protests over rising fuel costs

12 December, 2018 9:07 am 9:07 am

PARIS (Reuters) – French authorities have drafted thousands of additional police officers into Paris ahead of a third demonstration on Saturday by protesters angry at high fuel prices as security officials warned of renewed violence. For more than two weeks, the “yellow vests” have blocked roads across France in a spontaneous, popular rebellion against diesel … Read More



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In rural France, Macron seeks remedy for ‘healthcare deserts’

11 November, 2018 5:45 pm 5:45 pm

LAVAL, France (Reuters) – When Joelle Dupas falls ill, she goes to a medical centre in her home town in rural western France where all 12 doctors have come out of retirement. The 66-year-old tried for months to find a doctor after retiring to Laval, a quiet town of 50,000 residents surrounded by rolling fields. … Read More



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French far-right overtakes Macron in EU parliament election poll

11 November, 2018 1:17 pm 1:17 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s far-right Rassemblement National (RN) party jumped ahead of President Emmanuel Macron’s LREM for the first time in a poll of voting intentions for May 2019 European Parliament elections. An Ifop poll published on Sunday showed the centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) with 19 percent of voting intentions compared to 20 … Read More



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French President Macron’s popularity slumps to record low in poll

09 September, 2018 11:22 am 11:22 am

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity has hit a record low following the resignation of a popular minister , a poll showed on Thursday. Only 23 percent of those surveyed reported a favourable opinion of Macron in September, down from 27 percent last month, the YouGov poll for Le Huff Post and CNEWS … Read More



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