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Latest update : 2017-05-24

French labour reform: Macron's first push to fix the economy

Emmanuel Macron hits the ground running: the new French president wants to push through potentially explosive labour reform. We also look at Macron's awkward first steps with the media now that he is at the Élysée palace. Finally, France's best-known environmentalist enters the government, but will Nicolas Hulot last in the world of politics?

By Molly HALL , Marc PERELMAN , James CREEDON

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2017-12-14 French politics

One Planet Summit: How France's Macron became 'Mister Climate'

President Emmanuel Macron positions himself as the world leader on climate change as Paris hosts the One Planet Summit - but how strong are his green credentials? Also, France's...

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2017-12-07 French politics

Brigitte Macron: France’s most popular first lady ever?

France's first baby panda has a name: Yuan Meng was named by his “godmother” Brigitte Macron this week at a ceremony held at the Beauval Zoo, south of Paris. Also, Laurent...

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2017-11-30 Africa

Emmanuel Macron engages with Africa’s youth

Emmanuel Macron says his country no longer has an Africa policy and has faced a mix of applause and hostility while in Burkina Faso on his first official tour in Africa as...

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2017-11-23 François Fillon

Defeated presidential candidate Fillon bids farewell to French politics

Former conservative prime minister and presidential candidate François Fillon bids farewell to French politics. It comes after he crashed out of this year's presidential...

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2017-11-16 Paris attacks (Nov. 13)

Paris attacks commemorations: How to deal with jihadists returning home?

As France marks two years since its ever worst terror attacks, the country searches for solutions to French jihadists returning home. Plus, President Macron unveils his plans to...

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