Emmanuel Macron

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protests. France has seen four weekends of violent protests against fuel tax rises, living costs and other issues. Macron in a televised address, condemned the violence but said the protesters’ anger was “deep, and in many […]

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that France will return 26 artworks taken from the west African state of Benin in the colonial era. His announcement follows an experts’ report recommending that African treasures in French museums be returned to their countries of origin. The 26 thrones and statues were taken in 1892 during a […]

France says US President Donald Trump’s tweets mocking his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were inappropriate and showed a lack of “common decency”. On Tuesday, Trump attacked Macron over nationalism, plans for a European army and the French leader’s ratings. “We were marking the murder of 130 of our people,” French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said, […]

officials say six people have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning to carry out a “violent” attack on President Emmanuel Macron. The individuals, reported to be five men and a woman, were picked up by the French security services in Brittany, north-east and south-east France. An investigation is now taking place into a […]

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