New pension protests in France ahead of crucial votes

More than 80 people were arrested at a 4,000-strong Paris demonstration Saturday where some set rubbish bins on fire, destroyed bus stops and erected improvised barricades.

published on : 19th March 2023

France's Macron pushes economic ties in Angola

In the Angolan capital Luanda, Macron chaired an economic forum, attended by more than 50 French companies, and focused on agriculture.

published on : 3rd March 2023

French President Emmanuel Macron to visit China after Beijing's Ukraine peace plan

China has sought to position itself as a neutral party on the conflict, even as it has maintained close ties with Russia and helped scuttle a joint statement condemning the war.

published on : 26th February 2023

French President Macron warns impossible to send Ukraine jets in coming weeks

Ukraine has a shopping list of western combat jets, long-range missiles and heavy tanks -- but is also facing critical shortages in more basic supplies like artillery shells.

published on : 10th February 2023

France hit by new strikes, protests over pension reform

The crowds so far have been the largest anti-government protests since 2010, during pension reform by right-wing former president Nicolas Sarkozy.

published on : 7th February 2023

Global leaders greet India on 74th Republic Day, call for strengthening ties

French President Emmanuel Macron, in his message in Hindi, extended his warm wishes to ‘dear friend Narendra Modi’ and the Indian people.

published on : 27th January 2023

Timeline: The 30-year battle to reform France's pension system

Successive governments of both the left and right have done battle with the country's famously militant trade unions over how to keep the debt-laden pension system afloat.

published on : 19th January 2023

France gears up for 'hellish' day as pension protests rage across capital

Opinion polls show that around two-thirds of French people oppose raising the retirement age, a move that comes amid high inflation and with the country still recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic.

published on : 19th January 2023

The 30-year battle to reform France's pension system

Taking a look back at the 30-year battle by various French governments of the left and right to keep one of Europe's most generous pension systems afloat.

published on : 10th January 2023

Macron ''immensely proud'' that France in World Cup final

The French leader paid tribute to the "great" Moroccan team, Africa's first-ever semifinalist.

published on : 15th December 2022

Ukraine secures 1 bn euros in aid 'to get through winter'

Around 70 countries and international organisations gathered in Paris for a meeting aimed at enabling Ukrainians "to get through this winter", said French President Emmanuel Macron.

published on : 14th December 2022

Macron has 'clear and honest' talk with Musk in New Orleans

Macron last week criticized Musk for the change of policy, with Covid-19 infections rising sharply in France.

published on : 3rd December 2022

French President Macron tours Washington ahead of Biden talks on state visit

The breadth of Macron's entourage -- including the foreign, defence and finance ministers, as well as business leaders and astronauts -- illustrates the importance Paris has put on the visit.

published on : 30th November 2022

Macron says World Cup in Qatar 'should not be politicized'

Speaking in Bangkok, Macron said issues about Qatar's human rights record and the environment were "questions you have to ask yourself when you award the event."

published on : 17th November 2022

PM Modi plants mangroves in Taman Hutan Raya Ngurah Rai mangrove forest in Bali

Modi was joined by other world leaders, including US President Biden and French President Macron, in mangrove planting.

published on : 16th November 2022

PM Modi interacts with Biden, Sunak and Macron on sidelines of G20 summit

Modi is scheduled to hold wide-ranging talks with Sunak and Macron, apart from holding a meeting with host country's president Joko Widodo on Wednesday.

published on : 15th November 2022

Cambodian PM Hun Sen tests positive for COVID-19 at G-20 after ASEAN summit

Hun Sen said it was fortunate that he arrived in Bali late Monday and was unable to join a dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and other leaders.

published on : 15th November 2022

French President Macron urges strong response to Iran crackdown on 'revolution'

"We don't rule out any option," Macron said, noting that Iran's government was already the target of numerous sanctions.

published on : 14th November 2022

France to leave Energy Charter Treaty criticised by climate groups

The move comes amid a major energy crisis in Europe aggravated by Russia's war in Ukraine.

published on : 21st October 2022

EU leaders struggle to bridge gas price cap divide amid Russia’s war on Ukraine fuelling energy crisis

Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins summed up the challenge for the EU as it considers a possible gas-price ceiling.

published on : 7th October 2022
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