Emmanuel Macron

French Unions Vow To Continue Protests Against Pension Reform

France’s hardline unions have vowed to continue crippling strikes against pension reforms after draft legislation was unveiled late last week by President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist government. But as Lisa Bryant reports from Paris, the...
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France’s Macron Wins A Battle But Faces Long War Over Reforms

Opposition to French president’s pension reform plans have shifted into a diffuse and unpredictable new phase.
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Macron, Testy And Petulant Outside A Church In Jerusalem

The disturbing story is here. “Go outside,” French President Emmanuel Macron demanded in English in a melee with Israeli security men on Wednesday, demanding they leave a Jerusalem basilica that he visited before a Holocaust memorial conference....
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Scandal Brewing As France Reportedly Denies Apologising Over Macron’s Altercation With Israeli...

After arriving in Jerusalem on Wednesday to attend a Holocaust commemoration event, the French president got into a shouting match with Israeli security personnel accompanying him on a tour of the Old City over an apparent diplomatic faux pas.
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‘true Path To Saving Two-state Solution’: Abbas Urges Macron To Recognise Palestinian Statehood

Despite several EU countries recognising Palestine as a state, the majority of the bloc’s members, including France, the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy, along with the US and Israel, decline to do so.
Related topics: Palestine, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, Israel

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On First Day In Jerusalem, France’s Macron Rips Into Israeli Security

The French president squared off against security personnel when they tried to accompany him into a church owned by the French government.
Related topics: Israel, Jerusalem, France, Religion

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Stiff Upper Lip Time, Brits: After Bullying France To Drop Its Digital Tax On Silicon Valley,...

Macron suspends cyber levy plan after The Donald has a quiet word French President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed his country will suspend its plan to slap a digital tax on tech giants after threats from US president Donald Trump to impose trade...
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Macron Says France Won't Change Its Stance On Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

Tehran has stated that its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency will be reviewed after the EU nations announced earlier in the month that they would initiate a dispute resolution mechanism under the Iranian nuclear deal.
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Macron Gambles On Undermining French Strikes With Concessions To Moderate Unions

As the longest transport strike in French history draws to a close, President Emmanuel Macron is attempting to defuse the protest movement with concessions to the more moderate labor unions. However, one large confederation, the socialist CGT, has...
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France, Us Agree To Extend Digital Tax Row Talks

Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on digital giants to the end of the year, postponing Washington’s threat of sanctions against Paris, French officials said Tuesday....
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Trump And Macron Declared A Ceasefire On The Escalating Trade War Over France's Anti-tech Tax

The fight began in July when France approved a 3% tax on revenue generated by large digital companies operating within the country.
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New Video Shows Syrian Mercenaries Patrolling Streets Of Libyan Capital

New Video Shows Syrian Mercenaries Patrolling Streets Of Libyan Capital A day after France's Emmanuel Macron condemned Turkey's transferring Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants to fight in Libya at the Berlin peace conference, a new video...
Related topics: World Videos, France, Turkey, Libya, Germany, Berlin

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Dollar Dips As Trump-macron Agree On Tariff "truce" Through Year-end

Dollar Dips As Trump-Macron Agree On Tariff "Truce" Through Year-End According to a French diplomat, French President Macron and US President Trump have agreed a truce in their dispute over digital taxes that will mean neither side...
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Security In Libya, Sahel Region Interlinked - European Commission President

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Security in Libya and the African region of Sahel are interlinked, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Berlin.
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French Military Warns Pension Reform Will Undermine Principle Of 'social Ladder' – Report

Changes to the state pension system planned by the French government and President Emmanuel Macron have sparked nationwide protests in France. Although authorities announced that they would scrap plans to raise the retirement age to 64 in an...
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Macron Rushed From Paris Theatre During Protest

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife were rushed from a Paris theatre late Friday after protesters tried to burst in and disrupt the performance. Riot police were out in force as dozens of people staged a demonstration outside the theatre...
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French Security Forces Evacuate Macron From Theater Besieged By Protesters – Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – French security forces evacuated President Emmanuel Macron from the Bouffes du Nord Theater in Paris as protesters tried to enter the building, French media reported.
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Trade Unions Protest Against Pension Reform At Louvre In Paris - Video

In December of last year, France saw the beginning of an indefinite national strike against French President Emmanuel Macron's initiative that would take away a number of privileges and special retirement conditions from certain categories of...
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Macron Tries To Calm Tensions Over Retirement Changes

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron tried Tuesday to calm nationwide tensions and salvage support for his overhaul of the country’s retirement system, as France faced day 41 of crippling strikes. Clutches of union activists gathered in...
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West African Leaders, France Vow Renewed Fight On Terror

A surge of terrorist violence in Africa’s Sahel region is forcing West African nations to reconsider their strategy and unify military forces. Leaders invited by French President Emmanuel Macron to a G5 summit in the southern French city of Pau on...
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