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Latest update : 2016-05-31

‘The best way to afford a suit is to get a job’

We take a look at how French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron's unfortunate remarks to a trade unionist have become fodder for internet memes and hashtags. Also, can the country’s strike actions affect the Euro 2016 championship? Despite the display of wide discontent, France still does well in work-life balance indices. And finally, China is yet again in hot water after a controversial initiative targeting female drivers.

By James CREEDON

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2018-04-19 Emmanuel Macron

Macron makes Time 100 as France revolts

Emmanuel Macron makes the Time 100 list of the most influential people of 2018. It comes as the challenge to impress at home is tougher than ever, with strikes taking place...

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2018-04-18 Cuba

Fakes, lies and videotape

As Cuba prepares for a new president, without the Castro name, many are asking if it will bring any real change to the country. Plus, the fake video that makes you question the...

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2018-04-17 Emmanuel Macron

Macron proposes European 'citizen consultations' and warns of 'civil war'

The French president has addressed the European Parliament over growing divisions in Europe, saying citizen consultations are the way forward in a bid to reconnect Europeans with...

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2018-04-16 China

Prime-time interview of Macron breaks all the codes

Two interviewers, known for their tough and uncompromising style, grilled Emmanuel Macron yesterday for around three hours. The French president received lots of praise for his...

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2018-04-13 Paris attacks (Nov. 13)

Comey's book gets stormy reception

A French newspaper courts controversy by printing a lengthy feature on the so-called "ISIS Landlord". Jawad Bendaoud rented a flat to two of the terrorists who targeted Paris in...

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