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Latest update : 2017-11-09

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 backpedals on a pledge to cut France's reliance on nuclear power. And lawmakers stand with Charlie Hebdo as the satirical magazine receives fresh death threats following a controversial new cover.

By Molly HALL , Florence VILLEMINOT

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2018-01-11 French politics

French government under pressure over treatment of migrants

Is President Macron betraying his electoral promise to be more generous towards migrants? The government is under pressure to suspend ID checks at emergency shelters, with human...

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2018-01-04 France

Emmanuel Macron's goals and resolutions for 2018

A new year, a new France? President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to push ahead with his reform agenda and lead France to a brighter future. But pressing issues like immigration and...

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2017-12-28 Emmanuel Macron

2017: A year of upheaval in French politics

We take look back at a historic year in French politics. In the span of just 12 months, France has had its entire political landscape redrawn. The old guard was tossed aside as a...

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2017-12-21 French politics

One in three French ministers are millionaires

The French government aims to tighten its immigration policy, but the planned reforms face opposition from the political left and human rights defenders. Also, a rare stand-up TV...

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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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