Emmanuel Macron defends hostage rescue operation after special forces deaths

A national ceremony was held in Paris to honour the two fallen commandos.

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Macron marks Second World War anniversary at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

The French president was taking part in a ceremony to commemorate the victory of the Allies over Nazi Germany on May 8 1945.

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Armed man takes hostages at store in France

An armed man has taken four hostages in a store on the outskirts of the southern city of Toulouse in France.

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Macron set to offer solutions to French yellow vest concerns

The protesters see the centrist president as favouring the rich and want more income equality.

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Former French PM Francois Fillon facing corruption trial

The scandal surrounding payments to his Welsh-born wife Penelope torpedoed his bid for the presidency.

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France seeks spend boost with eurozone partners

France will propose a new “growth contract” with its eurozone partners to encourage northern European countries to invest more and for southern countries to undertake further reforms, its finance minister said.

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Renault board meets over Ghosn investigation

The board of car manufacturer Renault is meeting to settle ex-chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn's final pay cheque and wrap up its investigation into possible financial wrongdoing under his leadership.

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Mbappe strike continues PSG’s winning run

Thomas Tuchel’s team were missing several key men against Toulouse.

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Girl dies after being electrocuted in shower along with stepdad who tried to save her

A nine-year-old girl has died after being electrocuted in the shower in France, along with her stepdad who tried to save her.

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French yellow vest protests staged amid enhanced security

Authorities also deployed soldiers to protect sensitive sites and allow police forces to focus on maintaining order during the protests.

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French in Ireland: What they really think of us

With Brexit approaching, Pat Fitzpatrick thinks it might be time to cosy up to our next nearest neighbours: France.

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Thousands rally in France to oppose recent anti-Semitic acts

French President Emmanuel Macron went to the Shoah Memorial, a Holocaust museum in Paris, to observe a moment of silence with parliament leaders.

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French police kill suspect after knife attack in Marseille

The official could not confirm the identity of the attacker or the nature of the attack.

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Marches take place across France against anti-Semitism

In Paris and dozens of other French cities, citizens and officials across the political spectrum are gearing up to march against anti-Semitism, following a series of anti-Semitic acts that shocked the nation.

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France feels the Force as it recognises lightsabre duelling as a competitive sport

The famed weapon from George Lucas’s Star Wars film saga has been granted the same status as the foil, epee and sabre.

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Person suffers burns to face in Paris metro 'acid attack'

A person on the Paris subway has been seriously injured after being burned with an "unknown liquid" in what French media have described as an acid attack.

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France sending ambassador back to Italy amid spat

France is sending its ambassador back to Italy following the biggest diplomatic dispute between the two countries since the Second World War.

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French journalists suspended over 'Facebook cyberbullying group'

At least five French male journalists have been suspended for allegedly co-ordinating the online harassment of others through a private Facebook group, amid a wave of anger over their actions.

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French yellow vest anti-government protests turn violent in Paris

One protester lost four fingers during clashes with riot police.

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Renault alerts French authorities to Versailles gift to ex-chairman Ghosn

The carmaker started investigating Carlos Ghosn’s past activities following his arrest in Tokyo in November.

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Yellow Vest protesters back on French streets for 12th consecutive weekend

France's yellow vest protesters have taken to the streets again to keep pressure on President Emmanuel Macron's government.

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Chris Brown in custody in Paris over rape allegation, French police say

US singer Chris Brown has been detained in Paris after a rape accusation, according to French police.

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Four go on trial in Paris over horse meat found in frozen lasagne

Four people are going on trial in Paris over an alleged scheme that fed consumers across Europe frozen foods containing cheap horse meat fraudulently labelled as pricier beef.

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Two people dead after fire at French ski resort

Two people have been killed and 22 others injured in a large blaze that broke out in the French ski resort of Courchevel, officials said.

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Three injured in suspected gas explosion at university in France

Several suspected gas explosions caused a fire to break out in France this morning.

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French police user tear gas in clashes with yellow vest protesters

Sporadic violence broke out during protests in Paris, Bourges, Bordeaux, Rouen, Marseille and Toulouse.

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Neymar absence no problem for PSG as leaders sweep aside Amiens

The Brazilian missed out after being given time off training.

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French fighter jet carrying two pilots vanishes from radar

A French fighter jet carrying two pilots has disappeared from radar screens near the Swiss border.

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Owner of French hotel loved by stars dies aged 95

Jeanne Augier ran the Hotel Negresco in Nice from 1957.

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France to crack down on yellow vest protesters

Prime minister Edouard Philippe announced the mobilisation of around 80,000 police for next Saturday.

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Violent scenes in Paris as yellow vest protest numbers soar again

Riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators when they attempted to leave their pre-approved route.

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Christmas ‘miracle’ rescue after boy, 12, buried under avalanche

The young boy was skiing off piste in France when he was swept away and trapped under the snow for 40 minutes.

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Frenchman trying to cross Atlantic in barrel capsule

The barrel is equipped with a kitchen area, and a mattress with straps to keep him from being thrown about by rough seas.

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Strong police presence in Paris before planned ‘yellow vest’ protests

French authorities repeated calls for calm after previous violent demonstrations and rioting.

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French government ‘seeks to hire new Renault chief’

The French government is seeking candidates to replace Renault’s embattled boss Carlos Ghosn, as some board members began to voice doubts about keeping him in office after his indictment in Japan for suspected misconduct, several sources told Reuters.

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Strasbourg Christmas market attack suspect killed in police shootout

The Paris prosecutor’s office formally identified the man as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt.

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Update: Strasbourg attack suspect killed by police in shootout

Latest: A man has been killed in a shootout in Strasbourg with French police who were searching for shooting suspect Cherif Chekatt.

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Suspect in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting still at large

The attack killed two people, left a third brain-dead and injured 12.

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Strasbourg shooting: What we know so far about the suspect

A gunman struck at a Christmas market on Tuesday evening.

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Macron vows tax relief and urges calm in bid to quell protests

The French leader delivered a televised address after almost four weeks of demonstrations.

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Macron to address France as protests shake government

Scores of people were injured in the latest violence.

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Eiffel Tower among sites to close in move to curb Paris protests

It comes after three weeks of demonstrations against the government.

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Sanofi to cut French jobs

French drugmaker Sanofi, which is a significant employer in Ireland, has told unions that it is planning to cut 670 jobs in France over the next two years.

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France bracing for more protests despite retreat on taxes

Trade unions have not played a role in the improvised movement so far but are now trying to take advantage of growing anger among the public.

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French protesters continue to vent anger at Macron despite fuel tax climbdown

Demonstrators wearing yellow vests continued to make their voices heard despite the change in policy.

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France suspends fuel tax, but protesters vow to fight on

In a major U-turn for the government, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that the planned increases would be postponed until the summer.

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French PM to announce delay to fuel tax hikes following riots – reports

The move is expected to appease an increasingly radical protest movement.

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Macron demands security evaluation after Paris riots

Paris police said 133 people were injured, including 23 police officers, as crowds trashed the streets of the capital.

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Macron tours damaged Arc de Triomphe as 133 injured in Paris riot

Police said 133 people were injured and 412 had been arrested as protesters trashed the streets of the French capital.

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Second death in French protests over fuel tax hikes

Scattered protests continued into their fifth day on Wednesday on roads across France by drivers dubbed ‘yellow jackets’.

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France’s Emmanuel Macron open to dialogue over fuel protests

The president said he was trying to wean French drivers off fossil fuels.

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Up to 409 injured as scattered fuel tax protests persist in France

Nearly 300,000 people protested to try to force the French government to lower taxes on diesel and petrol.

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French and German leaders meet to discuss ‘more united’ approach

‘We must do a great deal by May next year to achieve a more united, more sovereign and more efficient Europe,’ Emmanuel Macron said.

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One dead and more than 100 injured in French fuel tax protests

Tear gas was used by police officers in Paris as protesters tried to make their way to the presidential palace.

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Lion cub found in Lamborghini on France’s Champs-Elysees

The driver was taken into custody and the animal is being cared for by an animal protection agency.

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Six held over ‘plot’ to attack France’s President Macron

The arrests were made in different locations across the country.

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Search for survivors after two buildings collapse in Marseille

President Emmanuel Macron said it was unknown if anyone was killed or trapped.

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Emmanuel Macron under fire for remarks about women with large families

Mothers in France and Africa have hit back on social media after the French president suggested mothers with many children were uneducated.

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A tourist got this picture of the Eiffel Tower and the internet is going crazy

One of the world’s great landmarks as you’ve never seen it before.

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