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'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.

Eiffel Tower, museums to close during new 'Yellow Vest' protests

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 20:34
Paris's Eiffel Tower will close on Saturday over fears of fresh violence during nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as police urged shops and restaurants on the Champs-Elysees to shut their doors too.

Fears of new 'Yellow Vest' unrest despite Macron reversal on fuel-tax hike

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 14:37
Paris police and store owners are bracing for new violence at protests Saturday, despite President Emmanuel Macron's surrender over a fuel tax hike that unleashed weeks of unrest.

Climate change is melting the French Alps

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 08:06
Climate change is causing glaciers in the French Alps to melt at an unprecedented rate, as well as causing dangerous rockslides. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris-Trent and Sylvain Rousseau report.

Macron abandons fuel-tax hike amid fears of new ‘yellow vest’ protests

Wed, 05/12/2018 - 20:48
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced that he was abandoning a proposed fuel-tax hike amid fears of more unrest after weeks of nationwide protests that have already cost several lives and millions of euros in damages.

'Yellow vest' protesters 'feel ridiculed' by Macron’s U-turn to delay fuel tax increase

Wed, 05/12/2018 - 09:44
French prime minister Édouard Philippe announced on Tuesday that the government would postpone a controversial fuel tax hike, but analysts say that this is unlikely to stem ‘yellow vest’ protesters' anger.

'Yellow Vests': France fuel fight fired up on Facebook

Tue, 04/12/2018 - 12:54
France has struggled to douse Yellow Vest fuel-tax protests that have laid waste to symbols like the Champs-Élysées in a pall of tear gas and car fires. All over the country, Facebook users who lit the spark have been fanning the flames in real-time.

Macron considers 'strong gesture' to end fiery tax protests

Tue, 04/12/2018 - 06:30
French leader Emmanuel Macron faced growing pressure on Monday to find a way out of the deepest crisis of his presidency after protests over taxes sparked Paris’s worst rioting in decades.

Yellow Vests: Government seeks course of action after weekend of violent clashes

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 06:53
The French government is organising emergency meetings to respond to the wave of violence that broke out across the country over the weekend as part of the ‘Yellow Vest’ movement.

Shock at attack on Paris’ Arc de Triomphe during ‘Yellow Vest’ protest

Sun, 02/12/2018 - 15:44
One of France’s most revered monuments, the Arc de Triomphe, was stormed and vandalised on Saturday during the 'Yellow Vest' demonstrations, in one of the worst instances of unrest Paris has seen since the protests and riots of 1968.

French govt considers imposing state of emergency after 'Yellow Vest' protest violence

Sun, 02/12/2018 - 10:24
The French government will consider imposing a state of emergency to prevent a recurrence of France's worst riots in years, but while it is open to dialogue it will not change course, its spokesman said on Sunday.

French police deployed as more 'Yellow Vest' protests hit Paris

Sat, 01/12/2018 - 09:54
French authorities have deployed thousands of police on Paris' Champs-Elysées avenue to try to contain protests by people angry over rising taxes and President Emmanuel Macron's government.