Macron to address France as protests shake government

December 9, 2018

Pressure is mounting on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce measures to calm violent protests when he addresses the nation on Monday, and breaks a silence seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country.


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

November 19, 2018

France’s President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have consulted on migration, fixing the euro currency, Europe’s defence, taxing digital companies and other issues as the two leaders looked to preserve their influence abroad while their authority flags at home.


One dead and more than 230 injured in French fuel tax protests

November 17, 2018

One protester was killed and almost 230 other people were injured – eight seriously – at roadblocks set up around villages, towns and cities across France as citizens angry with rising fuel taxes rose up in a grassroots movement, posing a new challenge to beleaguered President Emmanuel Macron.