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Macron visits Strasbourg as Christmas market reopens after shooting

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 10:59
Strasbourg reopened its Christmas market on Friday, and President Emmanuel Macron visited the city to pay his respects to victims of a jihadist gunman who had opened fire at the market late on Tuesday, killing four people.

Trump presidency 'good news' for the world, says controversial French author Houellebecq

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 08:42
Controversial French author Michel Houellebecq has again raised eyebrows with a quasi defense of the US president. Under Donald Trump, "America is no longer the world’s leading power," he said, adding: This is "good news for the rest of the world".

French study recommends legalising therapeutic cannabis

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 07:03
A scientific committee convened by the French government has concluded that it might be “appropriate” to legalise cannabis for therapeutic use in a report made public on Thursday.

Strasbourg Christmas market shooting suspect killed by police

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 21:03
French police on Thursday killed the suspected gunman behind a deadly attack on Strasbourg’s Christmas market who had been on the run for two days. Read FRANCE 24's live blog below to review the events as they unfolded.

French govt urges end to protests after Strasbourg attack

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 12:31
The French government on Thursday urged "yellow vest" protesters not to hold another round of demonstrations this weekend as police hunted for a second day for the fugitive gunman who attacked a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg.

Strasbourg attack: Who are the victims?

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 04:09
A Thai tourist was among those killed in the deadly shooting at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg Tuesday, while an Italian radio journalist was reportedly one of several injured in the rampage.

Strasbourg shooting suspect fits familiar criminal-jihadist profile

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 17:41
The Strasbourg shooting suspect was convicted multiple times for theft and violence and has been followed by the French intelligence services since 2015 after he showed signs of radicalisation in jail.

Strasbourg Christmas shooting: What we know so far

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:25
French police were Wednesday hunting a lone gunman who killed three people and wounded around a dozen others at the famous Christmas market in Strasbourg.

Live: Massive manhunt under way for Strasbourg Christmas market shooting suspect

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 20:22
At least three people were killed and around a dozen were injured in a shooting at a Christmas market in central Strasbourg on Tuesday. The suspected gunman has a long criminal record and remains on the run.

‘All smoke and mirrors’: Yellow Vest protesters reject 'crumbs' offered by Macron

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 16:51
Placating the disruptive protests that have rattled France was always going to be a hard sell for embattled President Emmanuel Macron. His long-awaited concessions on Monday left most protesters dissatisfied and the broader public on the fence.

Macron raises minimum wage to appease Yellow Vest protesters

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 19:31
French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday a €100 per month increase in the minimum wage from next year in a major concession to Yellow Vest protesters who have roiled the country.

'Yellow Vest' protests blamed for cut in French growth forecast

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 12:06
French economic growth is set grind to a near-standstill in the final quarter, the central bank estimated on Monday, citing the impact of the "Yellow Vest" protests that have rocked the country.

Yellow Vests: Macron to meet with heads of Senate, National Assembly, unions

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 16:15
French President Emmanuel Macron will meet representatives of trade unions, employers’ organisations and associations of local elected officials on Monday, an Élysée Palace source said on Sunday.

Yellow Vests: Erdogan and Trump pile in on Macron

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 13:13
The fourth weekend of riotous protests in France as part of the Yellow Vests movement drew global attention, particularly from other world leaders.

Tens of thousands protest against Italy-France high-speed train link

Sat, 08/12/2018 - 17:01
Many thousands of protesters rallied on Saturday in Turin to protest against a high speed train project to the French city of Lyon, fiercely opposed by environmentalists, as a waste of public funds.

Murdered French monks to be beatified in Algeria

Sat, 08/12/2018 - 13:22
The Catholic Church will on Saturday beatify in Algeria seven French monks and 12 other clergy killed during the country's civil war, the first ceremony of its kind in a Muslim nation.

Police detain hundreds in Paris as France braces for new anti-Macron riots

Sat, 08/12/2018 - 06:05
Paris police detained nearly 300 people Saturday ahead of fresh anti-government Yellow Vest protests that authorities fear could turn violent for a third weekend in a row.

Outcry as French police round up protesting high-school students

Fri, 07/12/2018 - 15:00
A video showing a mass police round-up of protesting high-school students in Mantes-la-Jolie west of Paris has caused outrage in France. Video of the detained students kneeling in mud started circulating on social media Thursday evening.

Visiting Paris? Yellow Vests could wreak havoc on your plans

Fri, 07/12/2018 - 12:52
If you’re a tourist in Paris, Saturday would be a good day to go to Versailles or, say, Giverny. Or anywhere outside of the city, because the threatened Yellow Vest protest promises once again to plunge the capital into chaos.

Aquarius ship to end migrant rescues, say MSF and SOS Méditerranée

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 21:45
MSF and SOS Méditerranée announced Thursday they will be ending the operations of the Aquarius migrant rescue ship, which has become a lightning rod for the controversy surrounding Europe's policies on accepting migrants.