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Trump, Guns and School Shootings:: Can Students Help Change Gun Control Laws?

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The latest developments in French politics, with on-the-ground reports, expert analysis and original perspectives. Every Thursday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-09-13

Macron's presidency put to the test as unions strike over labour reforms

In this edition: Emmanuel Macron is in damage control mode in the Caribbean. The French government is blasted for its handling of Hurricane Irma, which devastated French islands. Meanwhile, showdown on the streets with unions striking over labour reforms, putting Macron's presidency to the test as he goes for a major overhaul. And Marine Le Pen promises to reboot the National Front but some doubt her ability to lead the far-right party.

By Molly HALL , Marc PERELMAN

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2018-02-15 French politics

French government looks to revamp baccalaureate exam

Tackling the "Mount Everest" of French education: the government looks to revamp the infamous baccalaureate school-leaving exam. Also, President Emmanuel Macron admits he failed...

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2018-02-08 French politics

Macron rejects calls for greater autonomy in Corsica

Emmanuel Macron makes a tense trip to Corsica. The French president rejects calls for increased autonomy by the island's nationalist leaders. Also, Macron's party loses two...

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2018-02-01 prisons

French authorities concerned at 'violent new form of anti-Semitism'

The French government warns France faces a "violent new form of anti-Semitism" after an eight-year-old Jewish boy is assaulted by two youths. Meanwhile, after six months of plain...

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2018-01-18 Calais

Maverick Mélenchon: French far-left launches its own web TV

The French far-left has launched its own media channel, and in an unusual move for France, it makes no claim of objectivity. We tell you more. But first: a debate that had been...

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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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