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19 Dec 2018 | 2:18 AM

France's Macron turns to Sarkozy amid "yellow vest" protests

PARIS (Reuters) - In the midst of the biggest political crisis of his presidency, Emmanuel Macron is enlisting the help of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, in a sign that the right-wing ex-leader's influence on Macron is on the rise.

6 Dec 2018 | 10:28 PM

Fearing "Act IV" of unrest, France to close Eiffel Tower, Louvre, at weekend

PARIS (Reuters) - France will close the Eiffel Tower and other tourism landmarks in Paris and draft in thousands more security forces on Saturday to stave off another wave of violent protests in the country over living costs.

23 Nov 2018 | 9:09 PM

French commission to urge return of looted African art

DAKAR/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will formally receive a report on Friday expected to recommend changes to French law to allow cultural artefacts seized from former African colonies to be returned to their home countries.

7 Nov 2018 | 8:47 PM

Macron plan to pay WW1 tribute to Nazi collaborator Petain stirs anger

CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, France (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday it was "legitimate" to pay tribute to Marshal Philippe Petain, who led the French army to victory in World War One's Battle of Verdun but decades later collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War Two.

19 Sep 2018 | 11:53 PM

France holds off on Iran envoy nomination after Paris bomb plot

PARIS (Reuters) - France will not name a new ambassador to Tehran before getting information from Iran following a foiled plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris last June, French officials said on Wednesday.

7 Sep 2018 | 1:16 AM

Macron takes election dig at Merkel's party over Hungary

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron took a rare public dig at German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday by questioning her party's ties with Hungary's right-wing leader as the EU prepares for an election next year.

5 Jun 2018 | 10:02 PM

Netanyahu to Macron - Nuclear deal will die, need to tackle Iran's 'aggression'

PARIS (Reuters) - Israel's leader urged France on Tuesday to turn its attention to tackling Iran's "regional aggression", saying he no longer needed to convince Paris to quit world powers' 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran as economic pressure would kill it anyway.

29 May 2018 | 9:02 PM

Libyan factions agree to December 10 elections at Paris talks

PARIS (Reuters) - Rival Libyan factions agreed on Tuesday on a declaration that would create a political framework to pave the way for U.N.-backed elections in December to end the country's seven-year-old conflict.

27 May 2018 | 3:23 PM

Libyan rivals set for crunch Paris talks to break political deadlock

PARIS (Reuters) - Libyan rivals will meet on Tuesday in Paris to agree on a political roadmap that aims to resolve disputed issues to pave the way for U.N.-backed elections this year.

24 May 2018 | 2:30 PM

Macron tells global tech CEOs: ‘There is no free lunch’

French President Emmanuel Macron told executives from the world's biggest technology firms that he believed in innovation but that he wanted tougher regulations and for them to contribute more to society.

Macron has talked about wanting France to be a world leader in artificial intelligence and 'deep-tech'. — Reuters

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