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French environment minister quits over spending criticism

Jul 16 2019

PARIS France's environment minister resigned on Tuesday following a week of reports by an investigative website about his high spending on private lobster dinners and costly renovations of his ministerial residence.

In golden era of tennis rivalries, Nadal-Djokovic stands out, says Wilander

Jun 05 2019

PARIS Roger Federer's gripping four-set victory over friend and compatriot Stan Wawrinka has set up a tantalizing semi-final showdown with clay-court king Rafael Nadal, the 39th meeting between two of the most successful players of all time.

Exit of French center-right leader bolsters Macron's grip

Jun 03 2019

PARIS France's once-dominant center-right political party, Les Republicains, was in disarray on Monday after its leader quit, acknowledging his responsibility for the group's poor performance in last week's European elections.

Far-right wins French vote in EU election, but Macron limits damage

May 27 2019

PARIS Marine Le Pen's far-right Rassemblement National rode a wave of nationalist sentiment to win the most votes in France's election to the European Parliament on Sunday, but the margin of victory over President Emmanuel Macron's party was narrow. | Video

Far-right wins French vote in EU election, but Macron limits damage

May 26 2019

PARIS Marine Le Pen's far-right Rassemblement National rode a wave of nationalist sentiment to win the most votes in France's election to the European Parliament on Sunday, but the margin of victory over President Emmanuel Macron's party was narrow.

Far-right wins French vote in EU election, but Macron limits damage

May 26 2019

PARIS Marine Le Pen's far-right Rassemblement National rode a wave of nationalist sentiment to win the most votes in France's election to the European Parliament on Sunday, but the margin of victory over President Emmanuel Macron's party was narrow.

In France's Somme, far right stirs anti-EU feeling ahead of elections

May 14 2019

ABBEVILLE, France The farmland around Abbeville, in the Somme valley of northeastern France, saw some of the heaviest fighting in two world wars. And for France's far right it is again a battle ground - this time for European elections in 10 days' time.

Debate over future Notre-Dame spire fuels French divisions

Apr 18 2019

REIMS, France/PARIS President Emmanuel Macron might have hoped he was striking a note for modernity and openness in announcing an international competition to design a new spire for Notre-Dame cathedral, but he may have opened a can of worms instead.

Debate over future Notre-Dame spire fuels French divisions

Apr 18 2019

REIMS, France/PARIS President Emmanuel Macron might have hoped he was striking a note for modernity and openness in announcing an international competition to design a new spire for Notre-Dame cathedral, but he may have opened a can of worms instead.

Debate over future Notre-Dame spire fuels French divisions

Apr 18 2019

REIMS, France/PARIS, April 18 President Emmanuel Macron might have hoped he was striking a note for modernity and openness in announcing an international competition to design a new spire for Notre-Dame cathedral, but he may have opened a can of worms instead.

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