France's Macron caught between protests, Strasbourg attack

France's President Emmanuel Macron, center, France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, left, and France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, right, atten

France's President Emmanuel Macron, center, France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, left, and France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, right, atten

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, demonstrators march on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, as they protest the rising of the f

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, demonstrators march on the famed Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, as they protest the rising of the f

Demonstrators wearing their yellow vests prepare sausages for lunch on a traffic circle, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Douai, northern France. President E

Demonstrators wearing their yellow vests prepare sausages for lunch on a traffic circle, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Douai, northern France. President E

A demonstrator wearing his yellow vest saws pallets to make a fire on a traffic circle, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Douai, northern France. President Em

A demonstrator wearing his yellow vest saws pallets to make a fire on a traffic circle, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Douai, northern France. President Em

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to take back control of his nation after a month of devastating protests — and now a new attack that's putting the country on renewed terror alert.

Striving to show he's responding to "yellow vest" protesters' demands for tax relief, the French leader maintained his planned agenda Wednesday. He held his weekly Cabinet meeting and talks with big public and private companies, notably to encourage them to give a tax-free year-end bonus to their employees.

At the same time, Macron's office said he was staying informed into the investigation into the Strasbourg attack and hunt for the gunman, still on the run.

Macron said "the terrorist threat is still at the core of our nation's life," in comments reported by government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux.