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Fearing 'Act IV' of unrest, France to close Eiffel Tower, Louvre, at weekend

Dec 07 2018

PARIS France will close the Eiffel Tower and other tourism landmarks in Paris and draft in thousands more security forces on Saturday to stave off another wave of violent protests in the country over living costs. | Video

French authorities fear "great violence" as yellow vest anger endures

Dec 06 2018

* Troops on anti-terrorism patrols may be redeployed - sources

UPDATE 1-France returns 26 artworks to Benin as report urges restitution

Nov 23 2018

* Report recommends return of works taken without consent (Recasts, updates with Elysee statement)

French commission to urge return of looted African art

Nov 23 2018

DAKAR/PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron will formally receive a report on Friday expected to recommend changes to French law to allow cultural artefacts seized from former African colonies to be returned to their home countries.

French commission to urge return of looted African art

Nov 23 2018

DAKAR/PARIS, Nov 23 French President Emmanuel Macron will formally receive a report on Friday expected to recommend changes to French law to allow cultural artefacts seized from former African colonies to be returned to their home countries.

Macron and May pay tribute to fallen fighters of the Somme

Nov 09 2018

SOMME VALLEY, France French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May laid a wreath at a memorial in the Somme valley on Friday, honoring fallen World War One soldiers on the eve of the centenary of the war's end. | Video

Macron condemns Nazi puppet Petain, but defends his WW1 record

Nov 08 2018

MAUBEUGE, France President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he had always condemned Marshal Philippe Petain, who collaborated with Nazi Germany in sending thousands of Jews to their death, but reiterated praise for his World War One military record.

Macron condemns Nazi puppet Petain, but defends his WW1 record

Nov 08 2018

MAUBEUGE, France President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he had always condemned Marshal Philippe Petain, who collaborated with Nazi Germany in sending thousands of Jews to their death, but reiterated praise for his World War One military record.

Renault-Nissan boosts French investment with new vans

Nov 08 2018

MAUBEUGE, France/PARIS France's Renault said it will build new Nissan and Mitsubishi vans at its domestic plants, raising investment in the country as it explores closer integration of the three-way carmaking alliance with government backing.

Macron stirs anger with WW1 tribute to Nazi collaborator Petain

Nov 08 2018

CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, France President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday it was "legitimate" to pay tribute to Marshal Philippe Petain, who led the French army to victory in World War One's Battle of Verdun but decades later collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War Two.

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