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French government scraps fuel tax hike after yellow-vest protests

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe had announced a six-month postponement of the tax on Tuesday but on Wednesday he and President Emmanuel Macron decided the tax would not be part of the 2019 budg...

French president reshuffles Cabinet to include key ally after resignations

As reflects his style and status atop a government with a comfortable parliamentary majority and a further three years to go in his first presidential term, President Emmanuel Macron took his time bef...

Climate change: EU sticks to Paris goals despite IPCC warning

European Union countries on Tuesday expressed concern over Monday's UN report on global warming but could not agree on more ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. EU environment min...

'It's war': French authorities release bear in Pyrenees despite fierce farmer protests

A female brown bear from Slovenia has been released near Etsaut in the French Pyrenees in an attempt to restore biodiversity to the area. The move was met with fierce all-night protests by local farm...

Macron ally heads France's National Assembly amid probe

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers have elected a close political ally of President Emmanuel Macron to head France's lower house of Parliament. Richard Ferrand replaces Francois de Rugy a...

France's Macron encounters obstacle course at home

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron planned to focus this month on promoting his policies to reshape the economy. Instead, he's encountered obstacles. The resignations of t...

France: Minister quits in fresh blow to Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron lost his second Cabinet member in a week on Tuesday, after Sports Minister Laura Flessel announced she was stepping down for personal reasons. Flessel, a former Olymp...

Germany, France mark anniversary of friendship treaty

BERLIN (AP) — German and French lawmakers are stressing the need for closer cooperation between the two nations as they mark the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Elysee friendship treaty. ...