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France gives weapons to Central Africa, favors end to embargo

Dec 11 2018

BANGUI/PARIS France on Tuesday delivered hundreds of assault weapons to Central African Republic (CAR) to fight the growing influence of armed groups in its former colony and said it had no objections in principle to lifting a U.N. arms embargo on the country.

Macron geht auf Protestierer zu und legt sich nun mit Bauern an

Dec 05 2018

Paris Unter dem Eindruck wochenlanger Straßenproteste macht Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron neue Zugeständnisse an die Regierungsgegner.

New Caledonia votes against independence from France

Nov 04 2018

PARIS The South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia voted against independence from France on Sunday in a long-awaited referendum that capped a 30-year long decolonization process.

French army carries out air strikes in Burkina after Islamist attack

Oct 04 2018

PARIS France carried out air strikes in northern Burkina Faso after Islamist militants attacked a police unit at a local gold mine, the latest incident to underscore rising insurgency in the West African region.

French army chief: ready to strike Syria if chemical weapons used

Sep 06 2018

PARIS France's top military official said on Thursday his forces were prepared to carry out strikes on Syrian targets if chemical weapons were used in an expected government offensive to retake the northern province of Idlib.

France's Macron orders shake-up of presidency after bodyguard scandal: source

Jul 23 2018

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a shake-up of his office after acknowledging failings in the way the presidency handled a scandal over his top bodyguard who was filmed beating a protester on May Day, a source close to the Elysee said. | Video

Despite criticism at home, French arms sales double in the Middle East

Jul 03 2018

PARIS France's weapons sales to the Middle East doubled in 2017, a government report showed, as President Emmanuel Macron defied pressure from lawmakers and rights groups to curb arms flows to a region mired in conflict.

French unions lead more protests against public service shake-up

May 22 2018

PARIS French police and protesters clashed in Paris on Tuesday after unions, angered by years of public sector pay curbs and President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms, urged state employees to stop work on and join nationwide street protests. | Video

French government urges Air France to pursue reforms as strikes bite

May 06 2018

PARIS The French finance minister on Sunday raised the pressure on Air France managers and unions to resolve a stand-off over wages, saying the government would not ride to the carrier's rescue as it grapples with worker strikes and a leadership vacuum.

France has proof Syrian government conducted chemical weapons attack: Macron

Apr 12 2018

PARIS France has proof the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack last week and will decide whether to strike back when all the necessary information has been gathered, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.

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