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Protest Clashes Erupt in Paris as Anti-Macron Rallies Return

Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to tear down barricades on the Champs-Elysees in Paris early Saturday as hundreds converged on the city for new demonstrations, with anger over fuel taxes morphing into a wide-ranging anti-government movement.

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Macron Acknowledges Protests, but Won't 'Change Course'

French President Emmanuel Macron sought to take the heat out of mass anti-government protests over taxes on Tuesday, saying he had heard the anger but would not change course.

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Paris the Prize as French Tax Revolt Rumbles On

Frank Buhler, a leader of the protesters who have barricaded French highways over the past week, aims to color Paris in the movement's trademark yellow on Saturday when rural France takes its fight with President Emmanuel Macron to the capital.

The 53-year-old political activist has called on demonstrators to swarm Paris "on foot, horseback or by car" for the second round Saturday of a battle between centrist President Emmanuel Macron and rebels from the provinces.

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Paris Tries to Put Brakes on Diesel Protests

The French government on Wednesday attempted to head off planned protests over rising fuel costs by announcing a series of measures to help poorer families pay their bills.

A surge in the price of diesel has provoked an uproar in rural and small-town France, with citizens' groups threatening to block roads and highways on Saturday over what they call President Emmanuel Macron's anti-car policies.

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Macron Reshuffles Government, Names New Interior Minister

French President Emmanuel Macron reshuffled his government on Tuesday after two weeks of fevered speculation about the changes, which will see former Socialist MP Christophe Castaner take up the key position of interior minister.

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Fear of Migrants in Rural France Recedes, but Doubts Remain

When the quiet French town of Forges-les-Bains was chosen to host a centre for young male asylum seekers in 2016, there was uproar.

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Man Drives Car into Crowd in Southern France, Wounding Two

A man drove into a crowd of patrons gathered outside a bar in the southern city of Nimes early Friday, slightly wounding two before hitting a security barrier and being arrested, witnesses and local officials said.

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Paris Knife Attack: What We Know

An attacker crying "Allahu akbar" killed one person and wounded four others on the streets of Paris Saturday evening before being shot dead by police.

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Macron Sparks Uproar with Plea to Restore 'Bond' with Catholics

President Emmanuel Macron drew a flurry of criticism from leftwing politicians Tuesday after he called for stronger ties with the Catholic Church, with many saying he was flouting France's strict law on secularism.

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Macron Bets on Horse Diplomacy in China

In a response to panda power, French President Emmanuel Macron bet on equine diplomacy during his first state visit to China, presenting his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with a horse as a gift.

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