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This year
French mayors hold anti-violence rallies six days after police shooting sparked riots
The government has battled riots and looting since a 17-year-old was shot dead by a police officer during a traffic stop on Tuesday
A young man has died after falling from roof during protests in France
The man crashed through the roof of a supermarket.
Homeless people to be moved out of Paris ahead of 2024 Olympics
The French government claim there will be a shortage of accommodation in Paris during the Rugby World Cup from September and the Olympics next summer.
782,000 people take part in May Day protests in France to oppose pension reforms
Macron last month signed a law to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64, despite months of strikes against the bill.
French court to decide on pension reform after months of protests
Some demonstrations have turned violent since Macron’s government forced the bill, which would raise pension age from 62 to 64, through parliament.
Roads blocked and strikes escalated after Macron pushes through pension reform
More than 300 people were arrested following protests overnight.
Macron compromises on raising pension age after protests
People who began work at 20 and 21 will be able to retire at 63, halfway between the current retirement age and Macron’s proposal of 64.
France braces for new strikes against pension age increase
Around 1.1 million people took to the streets for the first strike day on 19 January and police expect a similar number tomorrow.
US secretary Blinken due in Jerusalem to discuss de-escalation of Israel-Palestinian bloodshed
Israel has sought to demolish the east Jerusalem family home of a Palestinian gunman as part of measures to punish the relatives of attackers.
Twelve people go on trial for allegedly plotting to assassinate French president Macron
The defendants are 11 men and two women, aged between 26 and 66.
Last year
Macron urges French to reduce energy by 10%
He said energy rationing plans are being prepared ‘in case’ they are needed, and that ‘cuts will happen as a last resort’.
Russia demands Ukraine surrender as G7 vows to make Moscow pay
Eighteen people were killed in an attack yesterday in the city of Kremenchuk.
Macron urges 'compromises' to break France impasse
Macron’s centrist alliance finished Sunday’s parliamentary elections 44 seats short of a majority in the National Assembly.
France votes in showdown for Macron and Le Pen
Analysts have warned that blank votes or abstentions could be crucial in this election.
Opinion: Macron's politically divisive presidency may have engineered Le Pen's comeback
Despite Macron’s pledge to limit the appeal of extremist parties, Le Pen is within touching distance of the Élysée, writes Dr Maura Stewart.
Quiz: How much do you know about French presidents?
Fièvre électorale.
Macron launches bitter attack on Le Pen as lead slips in French polls
A poll yesterday showed Le Pen winning 47.5% of the vote in a second-round run-off against Macron.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen closing gap on Emmanuel Macron, new polls show
Macron has long been favourite for the two-round election on 10 and 24 April.
Emmanuel Macron announces bid for second term as French president
Polling to determine who will take the keys of the Elysee Palace takes place in April.
Putin told me Russia will not escalate Ukraine crisis, says Macron
Putin and Macron met yesterday in Moscow.
Blow for Macron's party as opposition join forces to hold up Covid bill
The United States set a new world record with more than one million cases logged yesterday.
All time
Martin and Macron address issue of justice over murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier
The Taoiseach urged anyone with information to come forward even at this late stage.
Macron says France 'not putting pressure' on Ireland over corporation tax rate
The French president said he believes that Ireland and France will “find the right path” together.
Frenchman given four months in jail for slapping Macron
He has been in custody since the assault, which a prosecutor at the hearing called “absolutely unacceptable” and “an act of deliberate violence”.
France announces three-week school closure and domestic travel ban
The move is a departure from the French government’s recent policy which has focused on regionalised restrictions.
Emmanuel Macron at presidential retreat in Versailles with fever
The French president is also suffering from a cough and fatigue after his positive test for coronavirus.
'We will not give up our values': Macron vows defiance after knife attack in church kills three people
Emmanuel Macron said his country would stand firm against religious extremists.
Countries pledge €250m in aid for port blast to be delivered 'directly' to Lebanese people
Countries pledged financial aid and called for an independent inquiry at a virtual donor conference hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron today.
Macron tells Boris: The EU will decide by the end of this week whether a Brexit deal is possible
Johnson yesterday said the UK is “walking out” of the EU on 31 October.
Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit
Flight-tracking websites showed a plane travelling from Tehran to Biarritz.
Macron says G7 leaders have agreed on joint statement over Iran
US President Donald Trump, however, has denied signing off on a joint G7 message.
Emmanuel Macron says yellow vest violence must stop as he offers 'significant' tax cuts
Macron recognised that the yellow vest movement had led to many in France feeling “anger and impatience for change” and praised its “just demands”.
'We can do it': Macron wants Notre Dame rebuilt 'within five years'
Experts have said it could take significantly longer than the French President’s timeframe.
Emmanuel Macron: 'We will never abandon Ireland or the Irish people, no matter what'
Varadkar is in Paris for a meeting with Macron to discuss the latest Brexit developments.
Varadkar to meet Merkel and Macron as Brexit uncertainty ticks on
The Taoiseach will travel to Paris on Tuesday to meet Macron, while on Thursday, Merkel will travel to Dublin.
France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to the streets
Around a thousand protesters gathered on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris.
French newspaper apologises for Hitleresque image of Macron on front page
The paper’s weekly magazine was accused of being reminiscent of the Nazi leader.
French prosecutors probe whether Macron’s ex-bodyguard used passports illegally
The investigation will examine the “abuse of trust” over Benalla’s failure to return two passports after he was no longer in office.
France's 'yellow vest' protests lose momentum on decisive weekend
An estimated 66,000 people took to the streets across France yesterday.
France set for more 'yellow vest' protests despite Macron concessions
In a bid to end the protests, Macron has cancelled the planned fuel tax hikes and offered a rise in the minimum wage.