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Latest update : 2017-06-13

French legislative elections: Macron's party steals the show

Emmanuel Macron's party bulldozed the competition in the first round of France's legislative elections. The traditional parties were almost wiped out and even the extremes came up short. The president now looks set to obtain a historic majority in parliament, but will record low turnout hurt his mandate to carry out reform?

By Marc PERELMAN , Molly HALL , Florence VILLEMINOT

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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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2017-11-09 Emmanuel Macron

Six months after his election, what has Macron achieved?

French President Emmanuel Macron promised to build a new France. We take a look at what he's accomplished after six months on the job. Also, Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot...

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2017-11-02 Les Républicains

France's controversial anti-terrorism law comes into force

France's state of emergency is no more. President Emmanuel Macron defends his country's controversial new anti-terrorism law before the European Court of Human Rights. Also, it's...

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2017-10-26 Les Républicains

'Posted workers': First victory for Macron on the European stage

The French president celebrates his first victory on the European stage: after lengthy negotiations, EU member states have reached an agreement on so-called "posted workers", who...

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2017-10-19 Sexual harassment

France considers tough new laws to crack down on sexual harassment

In order to boost security on the domestic front, French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled plans to revive the neighbourhood police force - we take a closer look. Meanwhile,...

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