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Macron promises angry Beirut crowds aid won't go to 'corrupt hands'

Aug 07 2020

BEIRUT/PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron promised angry Lebanese crowds in shattered Beirut that aid to rebuild the city would not go to "corrupt hands", and he urged the political authorities to carry out reforms or risk plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis.

Macron promises angry Beirut crowds aid won't go to "corrupt hands"

Aug 06 2020

BEIRUT/PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron promised angry Lebanese crowds in shattered Beirut that aid to rebuild the city would not go to "corrupt hands", and he urged the political authorities to carry out reforms or risk plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis. | Video

'Revolution': Angry crowds in Beirut urge Macron to help bring change

Aug 06 2020

BEIRUT French President Emmanuel Macron toured Beirut's shattered streets on Thursday, two days after a giant explosion, with crowds demanding the end to a "regime" of politicians they blame for corruption and dragging Lebanon into disaster. | Video

'Revolution': Angry crowds in Beirut urge Macron to help bring change

Aug 06 2020

BEIRUT French President Emmanuel Macron toured Beirut's shattered streets on Thursday, two days after a giant explosion, with crowds demanding the end to a "regime" of politicians they blame for corruption and dragging Lebanon into disaster. | Video

Second COVID wave highly likely to hit France this year, scientists say

Aug 04 2020

PARIS A second wave of the coronavirus epidemic is highly likely to hit France in the autumn or winter, the government's top scientific body warned on Tuesday as authorities seek to contain an increase in new cases over the past two weeks.

Revived French consumer spending offers hope after economy plunges record 13.8%

Jul 31 2020

PARIS The French economy contracted by a post-war record of 13.8% in the second quarter, crushed by a coronavirus lockdown, although the drop was shallower than expected and a bounceback in consumer spending offered hope of recovery.

Macron sends out new government to rescue economy

Jul 07 2020

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron's reshuffled government took office on Tuesday, with conservatives given prominent roles in efforts to rescue France's coronavirus-ravaged economy from the worst depression in decades.

Macron taps trio to help drive coronavirus recovery

Jul 06 2020

PARIS France is creating three beefed-up ministries to spearhead its recovery from coronavirus turmoil as Emmanuel Macron attempts to recast his presidency less than two years before a possible re-election bid.

France's Macron picks little-known civil servant as new prime minister

Jul 03 2020

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex, a senior civil servant, as his new prime minister on Friday as he acted to recast his presidency and take back control of policy ahead of elections in 2022. | Video

France's Macron pledges 15-billion-euro green push after vote rout

Jun 29 2020

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron promised 15 billion euros ($16.9 billion) of new funding on Monday to speed up moves to a greener economy, a day after the Greens trounced his party and took control of big cities in local elections.

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