Emmanuel Macron

Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest

PARIS  (AP) — Police fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse several thousand yellow vest protesters Saturday massed near a Paris landmark at the end of a march through the French capital, the 14th straight weekend of demonstrations. Anti-Semitic remarks hurled by a few at a noted philosopher on … Continue reading Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest

Paris: French yellow vest protesters back on the streets

PARIS (AP) — France’s yellow vest protesters are taking to the streets to keep pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron‘s government, for the 12th straight weekend of demonstrations. Multiple protests are planned Saturday in Paris and other cities to denounce Macron’s economic policies, seen by critics as favoring the rich. This week, demonstrators in the … Continue reading Paris: French yellow vest protesters back on the streets

PARIS | French leader promotes foreign investment at Versailles

PARIS —Jan 21, 2019— French President Emmanuel Macron hosted 150 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles on Monday in hopes of producing support for his agenda as yellow vest protesters keep up their demonstrations to his government’s economic policies. The CEOs or top executives of Microsoft, Uber, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola … Continue reading PARIS | French leader promotes foreign investment at Versailles

PARIS | The Latest: Macron cancels Serbia trip after clashes

PARIS — The Latest on France’s response to a Paris protest that turned violent (all times local): 7:25 p.m. France’s presidential Elysee palace has confirmed that Emmanuel Macron’s two-day foreign trip to Serbia this week is being postponed as a result of the weekend violence in Paris. Macron was due to meet with Serbian President … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Macron cancels Serbia trip after clashes

PARIS | France’s Macron admits system of torture during Algeria war

PARIS  — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday formally recognized the responsibility of the French state in the death of a dissident mathematician in Algeria in 1957, admitting for the first time the French military’s “system” that included torture during Algeria’s independence war. Macron visited on Thursday the 87-year-old widow of Maurice Audin, a French … Continue reading PARIS | France’s Macron admits system of torture during Algeria war

PARIS | Macron ally heads France’s National Assembly amid probe

PARIS — French lawmakers have elected a close political ally of President Emmanuel Macron to head France’s lower house of Parliament. Richard Ferrand replaces Francois de Rugy as president of the National Assembly. Macron named Rugy as his environment minister last week. The 56-year-old Ferrand comfortably won Wednesday’s ballot by lawmakers, despite facing a judicial … Continue reading PARIS | Macron ally heads France’s National Assembly amid probe

PARIS | Macron’s ex-aide behind scandal to appear at Senate probe

PARIS — A former security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who set off a political scandal after being videotaped beating up a protester said Wednesday that he will appear before a Senate inquiry commission as requested — but only because he has no choice. But Alexandre Benalla got off on a bad foot with … Continue reading PARIS | Macron’s ex-aide behind scandal to appear at Senate probe