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'Authoritarian' Macron under fire after pensions debate cut short

'Authoritarian' Macron under fire after pensions debate cut short

French unions and opposition leaders called for fresh demonstrations on Monday after the government employed a rarely used decree to force its controversial pension overhaul through parliament.

Macron 'not sure' of UK-EU trade deal by end of 2020

Macron 'not sure' of UK-EU trade deal by end of 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he is ‘not sure’ a UK-EU trade deal will be struck by 31 December, the end of the Brexit transition period.

French ski workers latest to rally against Macron's reforms

French ski workers latest to rally against Macron's reforms

French protests at planned labour reforms hit ski resorts on Saturday, with chairlift operators and other seasonal staff downing tools over fears their livelihoods could be on a slippery slope.

Venezuela's Guaido meets Macron on charm offensive

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.

France's Macron to hold meeting on pensions as strike bites

France's Macron to hold meeting on pensions as strike bites

French President Emmanuel Macron will on Sunday meet ministers involved in his radical pension reform which has prompted a nationwide strike and brought key transport services to a standstill.

Striking unions battle Macron in pensions showdown

Striking unions battle Macron in pensions showdown

Railway workers, teachers and emergency room medics launched one of the biggest public sector strikes in France for decades on Thursday, determined to force President Emmanuel Macron ...

Macron sticks by NATO criticism; Germany warns it could divide Europe

Macron sticks by NATO criticism; Germany warns it could divide Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron defended his recent comments about the ‘brain death’ of NATO, arguing on Thursday that the alliance needed a wake-up call ...

'Save public hospitals', French health workers urge Macron

'Save public hospitals', French health workers urge Macron

French hospital workers went on strike Thursday over years of cutbacks they say have harmed care in a country with a health system once the envy of the world.

French government toughens migration policies as Macron pushes issue

French government toughens migration policies as Macron pushes issue

The French government on Wednesday unveiled a range of measures, many of them hardening its migration policies, as centrist President Emmanuel Macron seeks to push the issue up the agenda.

Climate activists fined for stealing Macron portraits

Climate activists fined for stealing Macron portraits

A French court on Wednesday fined eight activists 500 euros each for stealing official portraits of President Emmanuel Macron from public buildings as part of a protest over climate change.

Amir meets Macron; discuss strategic ties, co-operation

Amir meets Macron; discuss strategic ties, co-operation

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Thursday met with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace and discussed strategic relations ...

Macron says yellow vest crisis 'very good for me'

Macron says yellow vest crisis 'very good for me'

President Emmanuel Macron has said he believes the yellow vest protests that rocked France since last year have been good for him as they made him listen and communicate better, in an interview published ...