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25th President of the French Republic

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Emmanuel Macron: 25th President of the French Republic
Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017.

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French workers turn to sabotage as transport strike flags

French energy workers protesting against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plans cut power to Paris' wholesale food market on Tuesday in the latest of a series of sabotage and wildcat actions..
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French workers cut power to world's largest food market in pension protest

French energy workers protesting against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform cut power on Tuesday to the world's largest wholesale fresh food market, Rungis near Paris, the hardleft CGT union's..
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Richest richer than over half of humanity: report [Video]Richest richer than over half of humanity: report

The richest 2,000 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while pointing out care work by women adds more than the technology industry. Olivia Chan reports

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Strikes block Paris' Louvre, leaving some tourist uproar [Video]Strikes block Paris' Louvre, leaving some tourist uproar

Visitors to the Lourve museum in Paris were left out in the cold on Friday, as protesters against pension refrom blocked its entrance. Adam Reed reports.

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China virus fear slams European shares [Video]China virus fear slams European shares

European shares were on pace for their sharpest decline in three weeks on Tuesday, as mounting concerns over a new coronavirus outbreak originating in China sparked a rush to safe-haven bets. David..

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France deploys aircraft carrier for Middle East operations [Video]France deploys aircraft carrier for Middle East operations

France is deploying its sole aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to the Middle East.

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Blaze at Macron-visited Paris restaurant as pension protests continue [Video]Blaze at Macron-visited Paris restaurant as pension protests continue

A small fire was quickly put out at La Rotonde restaurant in the early hours on Saturday after a string of demonstrations across the city over pension reform proposals.View on euronews

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Paris workers reluctantly ending strike action [Video]Paris workers reluctantly ending strike action

As the standoff between President Emmanuel Macron's government and French trade unions continue over pension reforms, some Paris workers are finding they can no longer afford to remain on strike. Adam..

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"French Spiderman" conquers Paris skyscraper [Video]"French Spiderman" conquers Paris skyscraper

Climber scales Paris skyscraper in support of pension strikers

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Macron and Sahel leaders pledge to step up anti-jihadist fight [Video]Macron and Sahel leaders pledge to step up anti-jihadist fight

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G5 Sahel leaders pay tribute to French soldiers killed in Mali [Video]G5 Sahel leaders pay tribute to French soldiers killed in Mali

Macron wants the summit to help re-legitimize the French operation in the Sahel by sending a strong joint message. View on euronews

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France's Macron, G5 Sahel presidents set to meet in Pau [Video]France's Macron, G5 Sahel presidents set to meet in Pau

French role, security set to dominate Macron's talks with leaders from Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad.

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Barclay defends PM over Middle East crisis [Video]Barclay defends PM over Middle East crisis

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson against allegations of being "absent" during the Middle East crisis. He said: "the prime minister has been very engaged with..

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New year brings no end to French rail strikes [Video]New year brings no end to French rail strikes

Strikes by French transport workers against government reforms to the pensions system continued into the new year entering their 29th day on Thursday, beating a previous record for a strike over..

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President Macron breaks silence on pension protests in France [Video]President Macron breaks silence on pension protests in France

Four weeks of protests on pension reforms have crippled rail systems and services in France.

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Macron under pressure as French strike heads for the record books [Video]Macron under pressure as French strike heads for the record books

Macron under pressure as French strike heads for the record books

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France pension strike cripples economy, businesses [Video]France pension strike cripples economy, businesses

Transport, services affected as rail workers strike over Macron's proposed pension reforms, dampening Christmas sales

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West Africa renames colonialism-linked CFA franc [Video]West Africa renames colonialism-linked CFA franc

West Africa's monetary union has agreed with France to rename the CFA franc and cut some links with Paris in a move likely welcomed by those who see the currency as a colonial relic. David Doyle..

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Transport strikes bring Christmas chaos to Paris [Video]Transport strikes bring Christmas chaos to Paris

Christmas travelers had an anxious wait at Paris's Saint Lazare train station on Saturday, amid a transport strike that has disrupted services. David Doyle reports.

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Parisians turn to bikes amid third week of transport strikes [Video]Parisians turn to bikes amid third week of transport strikes

As strikes against Macron's government's proposed pension reform go on and public transportation continues to be scarce, Parisians are adapting their transportation means.

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Macron and Trump declare truce in digital tax dispute

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he had a "great discussion" with U.S. President Donald Trump over a digital tax planned by Paris and said the two countries would work together to avoid..
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Trump, Macron agree important to complete digital services tax talks

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on the importance of completing a successful negotiation on the digital services tax, the White House said on Monday.
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Pension protesters try to spoil Macron's party in Versailles

Protesters seeking to scupper reform of France's pension system scuffled with police on Monday near the Palace of Versailles, outside Paris, where President Emmanuel Macron was due later to pitch..
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UK's Johnson, France's Macron reiterate commitment to Iran nuclear deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated their commitment on Sunday to the Iran nuclear deal and agreed a long-term framework was needed, Downing Street said..
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Protesters gather at Paris theater to confront Macron over pension reform

Protesters opposed to the French government's proposed changes to the pension system tried to force their way into a theater in Paris where President Emmanuel Macron attended a show with his wife.
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France to deploy Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to support Middle East operations

France will deploy the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier and its battle group from January to April to support French military operations in Middle East, Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.
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French unions block ports as pension strikes lose steam

French trade unions blocked ports and disrupted power production on Thursday, searching for a way to force President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned pension overhaul as the impact of transport..
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France's Macron says he raised concerns with Japan over Ghosn detention

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he had previously spoken to Japan's prime minister about the conditions former Nissan-Renault boss Carlos Ghosn was being held under.
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Macron says wants 'useful' meeting on Libya, unsure on attendance

France's president said on Wednesday he wanted an upcoming conference in Berlin to discuss the crisis in Libya to be useful and would decide in the coming days whether he would attend.
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War of attrition: how France's Macron plans to grind down strikers

When French trade unions declared a nationwide strike to protest against planned pension reforms, Nicolas, a 34-year-old maintenance technician with the Paris metro, went on strike for three straight..
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France's Macron says U.S. exit from West Africa would be bad news

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that a U.S. military withdrawal from West Africa would be a problem for France, but he was confident he could convince President Donald Trump that the..
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France to send extra 220 troops to fight Islamist militants in Sahel: Macron

France will send an extra 220 soldiers to West Africa to fight Islamist militants after agreeing to create a joint command structure with regional states to fight the growing insurgency in the area,..
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France's Macron to press West African leaders over Sahel insurgency

President Emmanuel Macron will press five West African leaders on Monday to denounce anti-French sentiment in their countries over Paris's handling of an insurgency by Islamist militants, or risk..
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France and Russia want to safeguard Iran nuclear deal, Macron says

France and Russia have a shared desire to safeguard Iran's nuclear deal, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.
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Ukraine, France leaders agree French specialists to decode Iran crash black boxes

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Saturday that French specialists would help decode the black boxes of the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran,..
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Macron defies French unions over retirement age in pension reform

France's government defied trade unions on Friday by including a contested clause on raising the retirement age by two years in its draft legislation, amid signs that weeks of street protests and..
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French unions battle Macron in make-or-break pension protest

French trade unions disrupted rail services, cut power output and brought demonstrators onto the streets in cities across France on Thursday in a make-or-break push to force President Emmanuel Macron..
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Factbox: Where is France's pension reform strike being felt the hardest?

French trade unions disrupted rail services, cut power generation and brought tens of thousands of demonstrators onto the streets on Thursday in a make-or-break push to force President Emmanuel Macron..
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France urges Iran to avoid exacerbating tensions in Middle East: President

French President Emmanuel Macron urged Iran on Tuesday to avoid any actions that could worsen tensions in the Middle East after the killing of a top Iranian commander, Qassem Soleimani, in a U.S. drone..
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Macron speaks to Trump, says Iran must not escalate situation

Emmanuel Macron expressed France's solidarity with its allies during a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday and said Iran must avoid "destabilizing" actions after a top..
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President Macron offers French aid to Australia over bushfires

French President Emmanuel Macron said he had spoken to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday to offer French aid in dealing with Australia's devastating bushfires.
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France's Macron discusses Middle East crisis with Iraqi, UAE leaders

French President Emmanuel Macron agreed with his Iraqi counterpart on Saturday to make efforts to dampen tensions in the Middle East after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a..
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France calls on Iran to refrain from provocation after U.S. air strike

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Iran should refrain from any provocation, speaking after a U.S. air strike that killed a top Iranian commander in Iraq.
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French hardline union calls for more strikes to counter Macron's pension reform

French hardline union CGT called on Wednesday for more strikes in France this month after president Emmanuel Macron pledged to push through an overhaul of the pension system following weeks of..
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France's Macron pledges to push through pension reform

French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to push through an overhaul of the pension system, after weeks of nationwide strikes by trade unions.
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France's Macron: I want solid ties with post-Brexit Britain

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he wanted a strong relationship with post-Brexit Britain.
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France's Macron, Germany's Merkel welcome prisoner swap in Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed a prisoner swap completed on Sunday between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine,..
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Paris Opera ballerinas, who retire at 42, kick up a fuss over Macron pension plans

Ballerinas in white tutus danced scenes from Swan Lake on the forecourt of the Paris Opera on Tuesday to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to scrap their special pension benefits.
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Scuffles break out as protesters invade Paris' Gare de Lyon station

Minor scuffles broke out on Monday between French protesters and police at Paris' Gare de Lyon station, as a nationwide strike against plans by President Emmanuel Macron to change the country's pension..
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France's Macron to give up presidential pension in reform gesture

French President Emmanuel Macron, whose plans to reform the pension system have run into fierce public opposition, will forego a special presidential pension payout when he eventually steps down, his..
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Macron calls for Christmas truce in French pension strikes

French President Emmanuel Macron called on transport unions to suspend strikes over pension reform during the Christmas holidays to avoid travel disruption.
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Revamped West African currency to be launched in 2020: Macron

A new version of a common currency in West Africa will be launched in 2020, French President Emmanuel Macron said.
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French forces kill 33 militants in Mali: Macron

France killed 33 militants in Mali on Saturday using attack helicopters, ground troops and a drone near the border with Mauritania where a group linked to al Qaeda operates, the French army said.
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French unions refuse Christmas truce in pensions protests

French trade unions failed on Tuesday to achieve the big surge in support they had hoped for in street protests to pressure President Emmanuel Macron to ditch his pension reform, and said there would..
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French unions fail to gain new momentum in pension protests

French trade unions crippled transport and shut schools on Tuesday but failed to achieve the big surge in support they had sought to increase pressure on President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned..
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French RTE says strikers cut power to tens of thousands of homes

France's electric grid operator RTE said on Tuesday that some of its employees had deliberately cut power to tens of thousands of homes around France as part of nationwide protests over President..
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French police fire tear gas at protesters in city of Nantes: TV

French police fired tear gas at protesters in the western city of Nantes on Tuesday during a demonstration against President Emmanuel Macron's planned pension reforms, French broadcaster C News..
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Strikes, protests as French unions seek momentum to halt pension reform

French trade unions crippled transport and gathered for mass protests on Tuesday, in a redoubled effort to force President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned pension reform by Christmas.
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French unions make pre-Christmas push to block pension reforms

French trade unions on Tuesday used transport strikes and mass protests to try to force President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned pension reform before the Christmas holidays.
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Why should we live like our neighbors? Worker defends France's retirement age

President Emmanuel Macron's attempt to make France globally competitive means that Patrick Martine, concierge in a home for the elderly, may have to retire at the age of 63 and four months, not at 62..
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In blow to Macron, France pensions reform tsar resigns

The French government's High Commissioner for Pensions Jean-Paul Delevoye resigned on Monday after local media reported that he had failed to publicly declare posts that he had held in parallel to his..
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France, Niger propose to postpone G5 Sahel meeting to early 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou agreed on Thursday to propose a postponement to early 2020 of a meeting of Sahelian country leaders due to take place in France..
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Poland sees limited room for Russia diplomacy, despite Macron overtures

Poland sees limited room for diplomacy and dialogue with Russia, a senior Polish official said, despite attempts by French President Emmanuel Macron to persuade Warsaw to rethink its relationship with..
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