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Latest update : 2017-10-19

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, the president gave his first prime-time TV interview, in which he tried to convince the French people about his reform agenda. And French MPs are set to debate sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal on the other side of the Atlantic - we tell you more.

By Marc PERELMAN , Molly HALL

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2018-04-19 European Union

France's Macron likens divisions within EU to 'civil war'

In this edition: French President Emmanuel Macron warns divisions between democracy and authoritarianism in Europe are like a "civil war". Plus, it's full steam ahead for...

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2018-04-13 protest

Macron launches charm offensive as France hit by protests

Faced with a wave of social discontent, the French president embarks on a media blitz, giving two interviews in the space of one week. In the meantime, his predecessor and...

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2018-04-05 French politics

France hit by massive wave of strikes

From trains to planes to students, a massive wave of strikes test President Emmanuel Macron's resolve to reshape the country through sweeping reform. Meanwhile, more reforms are...

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2018-03-29 terrorism

France pays tribute to hero gendarme killed in terrorist attack

France honours Arnaud Beltrame, the gendarme officer who sacrificed his life in last week’s terror attack in southern France. His death has revived a debate over how the country...

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2018-03-22 Sexual harassment

France unveils tough new bill to tackle sexual harassment

The French government lays out its plan to crack down on sexual harassment and also define the age of consent. Meanwhile, former president Nicolas Sarkozy is under formal...

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