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Macron draws line under turbulent few months with mea culpa, reshuffle

Oct 16 2018

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday struck a self-critical tone about his governing style and a string of political missteps after reshuffling his government in an effort to reinvigorate his reform agenda.

Amid criticism, France's Macron postpones cabinet reshuffle

Oct 10 2018

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron put off a government reshuffle on Wednesday, raising new questions about the depth of political experience in his party and his own ability to keep his administration on track after several resignations.

China says ex-Interpol chief focus of bribery probe back home

Oct 08 2018

BEIJING/PARIS China said on Monday it was investigating former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for bribery and other violations, days after French authorities said the Chinese official had been reported missing by his wife after traveling to his home country. | Video

Cracks show in Macron's mettle as old ally Collomb becomes third minister to quit

Oct 03 2018

PARIS France's Emmanuel Macron faced mounting questions about the durability of his government on Wednesday after the resignation of a third minister in five weeks, testing the political newcomer's ability to hold an administration together.

France points finger at Iran over bomb plot, seizes assets

Oct 02 2018

PARIS France said on Tuesday there was no doubt Iran's intelligence ministry was behind a June plot to attack an exiled opposition group's rally outside Paris and it seized assets belonging to Tehran's intelligence services and two Iranian nationals. | Video

Golf: Bjorn keeps cool head after dream foursome whitewash

Sep 29 2018

PARIS Friday's foursomes whitewash was "right at the top" of Ryder Cup sessions in memory, European captain Thomas Bjorn said after his team turned around a disappointing morning to close the first day with a 5-3 lead.

McIlroy buzzing in Poulter pairing after dismal morning

Sep 28 2018

PARIS What a difference a lunch-break can make. As the shadows lengthened on the 16th green, Rory McIlroy high-fived partner Ian Poulter to celebrate their Ryder Cup foursomes win for Europe and banish any lingering demons from a frustrating morning.

Golf - McIlroy buzzing in Poulter pairing after dismal morning

Sep 28 2018

PARIS What a difference a lunch-break can make. As the shadows lengthened on the 16th green, Rory McIlroy high-fived partner Ian Poulter to celebrate their Ryder Cup foursomes win for Europe and banish any lingering demons from a frustrating morning.

Golf - Bjorn keeps cool head after dream foursome whitewash

Sep 28 2018

PARIS Friday's foursomes whitewash was "right at the top" of Ryder Cup sessions in memory, European captain Thomas Bjorn said after his team turned around a disappointing morning to close the first day with a 5-3 lead.

Golf-Bjorn keeps cool head after dream foursome whitewash

Sep 28 2018

PARIS, Sept 28 Friday's foursomes whitewash was "right at the top" of Ryder Cup sessions in memory, European captain Thomas Bjorn said after his team turned around a disappointing morning to close the first day with a 5-3 lead.

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