France
Latest stories
Trump Mideast Plan: France Insists on 'Two-State' Solution

France on Wednesday insisted on a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a day after US President Donald Trump unveiled a Middle East peace plan Paris said it would "carefully study". 

W140 Full Story
Venezuela's Guaido Meets Macron on Charm Offensive

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, on a charm offensive to back his bid to oust his country's leader, claimed Saturday to have the "firm support" of French President Emmanuel Macron.

W140 Full Story
French Unions Face Moment of Truth in Fight over Pensions

French protesters prepared to hit the streets on Friday for a fresh day of demonstrations against the  government's pension reform, which will be officially unveiled after weeks of strikes by unions warning that millions of people will have to work longer. 

W140 Full Story
'Very Difficult' Talks with US on Tech Tax, Says France

France's finance minister said Monday that "very difficult" negotiations with Washington to settle a dispute over a tax on multinational tech giants were "far from being a done deal" as a self-imposed deadline loomed.

W140 Full Story
French Strikes Rumble on as PM Vows to 'Go to End'

Paris commuters battled to reach work again on Monday as a 40-day-old strike dragged on and France's premier vowed "to go to the end" with the pension reforms that sparked the action.

W140 Full Story
Macron, Sahel Leaders Meet to Boost Anti-Jihadist Campaign

French President Emmanuel Macron will on Monday host counterparts from five Sahel countries seeking more backing in the fight against a murderous jihadist uprising even as France's military role is being questioned.

W140 Full Story
Tensions Flare in French Protests as Pension Dispute Grinds On

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to streets across France on Thursday in the latest mass protests against a pensions overhaul that critics say could cut benefits even while requiring people to work longer before retiring.

Tensions flared in Paris and other cities as some black-clad protesters smashed glass-panelled shopfronts and bus stops, while others hurled paving stones against police who tried to disperse crowds with tear gas.

W140 Full Story
France Deploys Police to Prevent Fuel Depot Blockades

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Tuesday he had ordered police deployed at refineries and fuel depots to prevent planned union blockades amid the country's longest transport strike in decades.

W140 Full Story
Born to Revolt: Why the French Go on Strike

France, it sometimes seems, is either in the throes of a major strike or facing the looming shadow of one. 

Workers in the country go on strike more than most nations in Europe. The current open-ended stoppages, which began on December 5, have halted most public transport in Paris and inter-city trains.

W140 Full Story
Union Boss Defiant on France's Longest Strike in Decades

The boss of a hardline French trade union on Friday vowed to press on with a strike that has crippled transport in Paris for the past three weeks and is now the longest-lasting such action since the 1980s.

W140 Full Story