Recent News Headlines : France - France

WORLD REFUGEE DAY RALLY HELD IN FRONT OF WHITE HOUSE


Its really terrifying to think of how our President treats refugees and people fleeing from violence, Orozco said... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 1

254 PERCENT SURGE IN BRITONS SEEKING FRENCH CITIZENSHIP AS BREXIT LOOMS


From Le Monde 254 percent surge in Britons seeking French citizenship as Brexit looms... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 55

FRENCH DEFENSE MINISTER RESIGNS OVER INVESTIGATION INTO FAKE JOB ALLEGATIONS


French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is expected to announce the lineup of a new cabinet on Wednesday... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 579

FOR EMMANUEL MACRON THE FIGHT FOR FRANCE IS JUST BEGINNING


From Mr. Macron's point of view, Ms. Le Pen and Mr. Melenchon will, at best, fill up airtime in Parliament... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 62

5 STORIES FROM FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS WHO COVERED THE REFUGEE CRISIS


World Refugee Day 2017 5 stories from foreign correspondents who covered the refugee crisis... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 2512

CHAMPS-ELYSEES ATTACK CAR 'HAD GUNS AND GAS'


Police were reported to be searching the man's home in the Essonne area south of Paris... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 2326

FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON REAPPOINTS EDOUARD PHILIPPE AS PM AFTER SUNDAY'S VOTE


Philippe has been asked to unveil the new government by Wednesday 1600 GMT, the sources said... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 0

FRENCH PRESIDENT MACRON'S PARTY WINS LANDSLIDE MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION RUNOFF


French voters have in their vast majority preferred hope to anger, optimism to pessimism, confidence to withdrawal, said Ediuard Philippe, Prime Minister... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 0

FRANCE'S LEGISLATIVE ELECTION: WHAT WE LEARNED


The number of abstentions for both the first and second round of voting were the highest since the founding of France's Fifth Republic in 1958... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 7

WAVE OF YOUNG LAWMAKERS ELECTED IN FRANCE, EVEN AS CONTEMPORARIES SHUN VOTE


Sweeping renewal of France's lower-house National Assembly in the election that concluded Sunday to renew the 577-seat chamber heralds a considerably younger legislature... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 54

CHAMPS ELYSEES: DRIVER DEAD AS CAR CARRYING FIREARMS RAMS POLICE VAN


Handguns, assault rifle and gas canister found in car used in 'attempted attack' on avenue in Paris, French officials say... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 2368

EMMANUEL MACRON PLANS CABINET RESHUFFLE AFTER PARLIAMENTARY WIN


Emmanuel macron's party set for landslide in french parliamentary elections... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 254

FRENCH MICHAEL MOORE AND MACRON NEMESIS WINS SEAT IN PARLIAMENT


Ruffin's campaign posters nodded to the ever-resonant language of the French Revolution, casting Macron in the role of Louis XVI... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 15

CAR RAMS POLICE VAN ON PARIS'S CHAMPS-ELYSEES IN 'ATTEMPTED ATTACK'


Security forces have been targeted in France once again, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said, calling the incident an attempted attack ... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 473

WOMEN TO TAKE MORE THAN A THIRD OF SEATS IN FRANCE'S PARLIAMENT


In the second round of legislative elections on Sunday, 223 women were elected to France's lower house... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 530

FRANCE ELECTS WOMEN TO RECORD 156 PARLIAMENTARY SEATS, AS GENDER BALANCE POLICY PAYS OFF


Britain set its own record in elections on June 8, with 30 percent of parliamentary seats going to women... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 45

MACRON MARCHES TO CLEAR MAJORITY IN FRENCH PARLIAMENT


Macron's success was tempered by a record low turnout of just under 44 percent, leading his opponents to claim he had no groundswell of support... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 0

MACRON MARCHES TO CLEAR MAJORITY IN FRENCH PARLIAMENT


Macron's success was tempered by a record low turnout of just under 44 percent, leading his opponents to claim he had no groundswell of support... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 0

MACRON COMPLETES ELECTORAL GRAND SLAM AMID RECORD-LOW TURNOUT


It also highlighted the imbalance inherent to France's electoral system, in which legislative polls tend to be seen as a sideshow to the all-important presidential bout... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 1066

FACTBOX: MACRON'S MPS - MATHS GENIUS, TECH ENTREPRENEUR AND GENOCIDE SURVIVOR


Thirty-year old Aurore Berge switched from the conservative The Republicans party to Macron's LREM party earlier this year... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 65

WITH PARLIAMENT IN THE BAG, FRANCE'S MACRON FACES UNION TEST


He has routed the left, yet he needs to handle France's muscular unions with care... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 132

MACRON MARCHES ON AS HIS PARTY WINS LARGE MAJORITY IN FRENCH PARLIAMENT


The French president Emmanuel Macron's new centrist movement has won a large majority in the French parliament, according to the first official results on Sunday night... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 5618

FRANCE'S MACRON EYES PARLIAMENT SWEEP AMID LOW TURNOUT


Source Al Jazeera and news agencies 18 Jun 2017 21 44 GMT Europe, France, Politics, Elections... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 399

FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON SET FOR HUGE PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY


Polls before the vote showed Mr Macron on course to win the biggest parliamentary majority since de Gaulle's own conservatives in 1968... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 23

FRANCE SEEKS SUPPORT FOR AFRICAN ANTI-TERROR FORCE DESPITE US VETO THREAT


Nearly half a decade into its emergency intervention in the region, France is seeking to shift more responsibility for fighting terror groups to African militaries... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 386

LANDSLIDE MAJORITY IN SIGHT FOR MACRON AS FRANCE ELECTS PARLIAMENT


French President Emmanuel Macron's 14-month-old party appears set to win a huge majority in parliamentary elections Sunday... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 1307

LANDSLIDE MAJORITY IN SIGHT FOR MACRON AS FRANCE ELECTS PARLIAMENT


Macron's rivals have urged voters not to stay at home, warning power would be concentrated in the hands of one party and democratic debate stifled... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 0

VOTER TURNOUT LOW AS MACRON SETS SIGHTS ON HUGE PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY


Voters turned out in low numbers Sunday in the second round of France's parliamentary election, where President Emmanuel Macron is expected to win a landsl... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 0

FRANCE'S MACRON IS ABOUT TO EXPAND HIS POWER IN A REMARKABLE WAY


These are the candidates of En Marche Onward, the party created a little more than a year ago by newly elected President Emmanuel Macron... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 838

10 KEY BATTLES TO WATCH IN FRANCE'S LEGISLATIVE VOTE


FRANCE 24 takes a look at 10 important legislative election face-offs... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 147

Trending News Headlines : France

FRANCES FIRST LADY, A CONFIDANTE AND COACH, MAY BREAK THE MOLD


PARIS -- If France's president-elect has broken every rule in the political playbook, consider Brigitte Macron, the country's next first lady... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 42666

FRANCE'S INCOMING FIRST LADY IS BEING TAUNTED -- ALL BECAUSE SHE'S OLDER THAN HER HUSBAND


Emmanuel Macron, left, waves while standing with his wife, Brigitte, in front of the Louvre Pyramid in Paris on Sunday... READ MORE

13th May, 2017 16091

DONALD TRUMP APPEARS TO SHOVE WORLD LEADER OUT OF THE WAY AT NATO SUMMIT


Donald Trump appeared to shove Montenegro's Prime Minister out of the way in a bid to get to the front of a group of Nato leaders... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 11658

EMMANUEL MACRON IS INAUGURATED AS FRANCES PRESIDENT


Mr. Hollande, however, proved ultimately unpopular in large part because he could not ameliorate France's relatively high levels of unemployment... READ MORE

14th May, 2017 9779

'MAKE OUR PLANET GREAT AGAIN': MACRON'S RESPONSE TO TRUMP IS PRAISED


New French president has been confident and sure-footed in first weeks, say analysts... READ MORE

4th June, 2017 9548

PARIS CLIMATE DEAL NOT OPEN FOR RENEGOTIATION, SAYS FRANCE'S MACRON


Macron called on U.S. researchers and scientists disappointed by Trump's decision to come to work in France to fight climate change... READ MORE

2nd June, 2017 4435

REFUGEES DROWN OFF LIBYA'S MEDITERRANEAN COAST


About 200 people fell off the overloaded vessel that was just 20 nautical miles 37km in the Mediterranean Sea from Libya when the accident occurred on Wednesday... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 3851

EMMANUEL MACRON'S PARTY LEADS EXIT POLL FOR PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS


France has faced a series of elections over the past 10 months, from the party primaries on the right and left, to the two-round presidential vote... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 3805

EMMANUEL MACRONS AMATEUR POLITICIANS ARE POISED TO REMAKE FRENCH PARLIAMENT


Candidates like Mr. Berville are part of a wave that Mr. Macron hopes will complete the thorough transformation of France's political landscape... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 3293

THE DOOR IS STILL OPEN FOR BRITAIN TO REMAIN IN THE EU, MACRON TELLS MAY A


The door is still open for Britain to remain in the European Union, Emmanuel Macron has said after talks with Theresa May in Paris... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 2819

PARIS POLLUTION VICTIM SUES FRANCE FOR BAD AIR


A Parisian woman is taking the French state to court for failing to protect her health from the effects of air pollution... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 2705

TRUMPLOMACY: THE BEST OF DONALD'S WORST MOMENTS IN EUROPE


Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel turned away to seemingly show his displeasure to his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel and French president Macron... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 2470

'GET YOUR DIRTY HANDS OUT OF HERE,' VENEZUELA'S MADURO TELLS TRUMP


Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel turned away to seemingly show his displeasure to his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel and French president Macron... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 2466

FRENCH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION POLLS POINT TO MACRON LANDSLIDE


The French president's candidates were ahead in 10 out of 11 constituencies and now face a second round... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 2162

FRANCE'S MACRON LAUNCHES WEBSITE TO WOO US SCIENTISTS


Macron's initial appeal to US scientists came while he was still campaigning as a presidential candidate earlier this year... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 2103

A NEW YALTA AND THE REVIVAL OF EUROPE


Macron, throughout his campaign, was strong in his support of the European Union and its shared currency, the euro... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 1829

GERMANY APPROVES DEPORTATION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS LAW


The legislation also restricts freedom of movement for all failed asylum seekers... READ MORE

19th May, 2017 1553

FRANCE 'CORRECTS' WHITE HOUSE VIDEO ON PARIS ACCORD


Foreign ministry releases edited version of White House video that said Paris climate deal was bad for American jobs... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 1465

MANCHESTER SUICIDE ATTACK LAYS BARE LIMITS OF SECURITY MEASURES


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned that the U.S. public may experience increased security at public events... READ MORE

23rd May, 2017 1285

30 HELD AFTER RAID ON SEX DENS BUSTS WAN CHAI PROSTITUTION RING


Three Hong Kong residents, two men and a woman aged 27 to 39, were arrested in a nightclub for managing the sex dens, Oriental Daily reported... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 1246

CONSERVATIVE POLITICIAN KOSCIUSKO-MORIZET LEFT UNCONSCIOUS AFTER CAMPAIGN CLASH


NKM, 44, is campaigning ahead of the second round of France's parliamentary election this Sunday... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 1017

THERESA MAY DOES AWKWARD MEXICAN WAVE WITH FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRONA


I must have watched Theresa may do the Mexican wave a hundred times... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 985

EMMANUEL MACRON AND JUSTIN TRUDEAU MEET TO OFFER 'NEW FACE FOR FRANCO-CANADIAN FRIENDSHIP'


The heads of the Group of Seven G7, including new US president Donald Trump and new French president Emmanuel Macron will meet in Taormina, Sicily... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 979

INDIA WILL GO 'ABOVE AND BEYOND' PARIS ACCORD, MODI TELLS MACRON


Arriving at the presidential palace the 66-year-old prime minister hugged 39-year-old Macron, in scenes contrasting with Macron's white-knuckle handshake with US President Donald Trump last week... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 920

EMMANUEL MACRON NAMES EDOUARD PHILIPPE PRIME MINISTER


Edouard Philippe, a 46-year-old centre-right French politician and lawyer, has been named prime minister by Emmanuel Macron, France's new president... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 842

FRANCE AND INDIA PLEDGE TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE


Together with Macron he vowed to go above and beyond the provisions of the Paris accord to combat climate change... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 797

WHO WELCOMES THE MOST REFUGEES? MOST MISTAKENLY THINK IT'S THE WEST, SURVEY SAYS


Earlier this year, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order capping the total number of refugees allowed in the United States to 50,000 this year... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 655

FRANCE'S MACRON 'TO END STATE OF EMERGENCY', BUT KEEP ITS ANTI-TERROR POWERS


Almost all of the state of emergency measures will become the law of the land, the newspaper, which had seen a copy of the bill, wrote... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 618

MACRON'S PARTY HEADED FOR COMMANDING POSITION IN FRENCH ELECTION


Participation in parliamentary elections has typically been significantly higher, mostly between 60 and 80 percent... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 570

THE CALAIS 'JUNGLE' IS GONE, BUT FRANCE'S MIGRANT CRISIS IS FAR FROM OVER


CALAIS, France -- He was walking alone, to a place that no longer exists... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 523


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