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Latest update : 2017-09-06

Labour law reform: High stakes for French government

French President Emmanuel Macron’s high-stakes labour reform reaches a critical stage after it was unveiled last week by the government. We take a look at reaction from unions. Also, the battle for the leadership of the conservative Les Républicains party heats up, but some say the top candidate is pushing too hard to the right. And slumping opinion polls force the president to rethink his communication strategy - we tell you more.

By Marc PERELMAN , Molly HALL

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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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