Emmanuel Macron

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

PARIS | French investigators raid home of Macron’s bodyguard

PARIS — Paris prosecutor’s office says investigators have raided the house of one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s top security aides, who was caught on camera beating a protester in May. The presidential Elysee Palace fired Alexandre Benalla a day before police raided his home Saturday morning in the Parisian suburb of Issy-Les-Moulineaux. Benalla was … Continue reading PARIS | French investigators raid home of Macron’s bodyguard

PARIS |Macron’s security aide detained, was filmed beating activist

PARIS — A top security aide for President Emmanuel Macron, caught on camera beating a protester, has been detained and is being questioned by authorities, while the president’s office has begun the process of firing him following a public backlash. The fast-moving events followed a day of fierce criticism after the newspaper Le Monde identified … Continue reading PARIS |Macron’s security aide detained, was filmed beating activist

PARIS | French president’s aide seen in police helmet beating man

PARIS — A security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has been seen in a video wearing a police helmet and beating up a student protester. His punishment — a two-week suspension — has brought criticism down on Macron. Responding to public backlash, the president’s spokesman said on Monday that the suspension without pay and … Continue reading PARIS | French president’s aide seen in police helmet beating man

PARIS | World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

PARIS  — The welcome was grand, the emotion visceral as France’s victorious World Cup team rolled down Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open-top bus Monday while tens of thousands of people cheered with unrestrained pride and jets streamed the national colors — blue, white, red — overhead. The crowd that waited for hours to greet … Continue reading PARIS | World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

PARIS  | World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France

PARIS  — World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup — that’s all France is talking about. “Eternal Happiness” said Monday’s headline in sports daily L’Equipe, summing up the mood of many who can’t imagine the euphoria will ever fade. The victory glow brightened the Monday morning Paris commute. France is readying to welcome home … Continue reading PARIS  | World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France

PARIS  | French police motorcycles crash during Bastille Day parade

PARIS  — Two French police motorcycles have crashed during a demonstration in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other guests at a grandiose Paris parade celebrating Bastille Day. The motorcyclists were part of a group tracing patterns on the Place de la Concorde in central Paris as part of a carefully choreographed performance Saturday. After … Continue reading PARIS  | French police motorcycles crash during Bastille Day parade