Emmanuel Macron

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

PARIS  | Car, gun, money: Scandal over Macron’s ex-aide grips France

PARIS  — The fancy car, the luxury address, the gun. How and why a security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron obtained them are at the heart of a political scandal dragging in the leader who promised voters an exemplary government before his election less than 15 months ago. France has been consumed by a … Continue reading PARIS  | Car, gun, money: Scandal over Macron’s ex-aide grips France

MADRID | France and Spain want US action on steel, aluminum tariffs

MADRID  — The leaders of France and Spain said they welcomed a trade truce between the United States and Europe called this week, but demanded action Thursday from their ally across the Atlantic to reduce tariffs and rejected negotiating a new trade agreement with the U.S. “A good trade dialogue can only be based on … Continue reading MADRID | France and Spain want US action on steel, aluminum tariffs

PARIS | The Latest: Macron aide given initial charges from beating

PARIS — The Latest on the beating of a protester by a security aide to France’s president (all times local): 9:15 p.m. French authorities have handed preliminary charges to one of President Emmanuel Macron‘s top security aides after he was captured on video beating a protester in May. The charges came after French authorities opened … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Macron aide given initial charges from beating

PARIS | Macron aide handed initial charges from May protest assault

PARIS — 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. The initial charges against Alexandre Benalla came the same day French authorities opened a judicial investigation of the assault. The multiple alleged offenses … Continue reading PARIS | Macron aide handed initial charges from May protest assault

PARIS | French open judicial probe into beating by Macron aide

PARIS — French authorities have opened a judicial investigation into the beating of a protester in May by one of President Emmanuel Macron’s top security aides. The shocking attack by Alexandre Benalla was caught on camera and is sparking a major political crisis for the French leader. Paris prosecutor’s office said Sunday that Benalla and … Continue reading PARIS | French open judicial probe into beating by Macron aide