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Macron meets unions, bosses to prepare labour law reform

French President Emmanuel Macron met trade union leaders and employers' representatives on Tuesday to discuss his plans for labour law reform, a key campaign pledge that he hopes to enact over the summer.

Cannes festival to hold minute's silence for Manchester attack victims

The Cannes film festival will hold a minute's silence on its famed red carpet on Tuesday for victims of the pop concert suicide-bombing in the British city of Manchester, organisers said.

'Sarko Boy' ex-diplomat on trial over mysterious Iraqi cash

A former French ambassador to Iraq and close adviser to ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy told a court on Tuesday he was about to declare the 390,000 euros in cash that were in his possession when he was arrested at Paris's Gare du Nord on the point of boarding a train to Belgium.

French press review 23 May 2017

Last night's Manchester attack in which at least 22 people lost their lives dominates this morning's newspaper websites. With very little information available, the general tone is of shock and resignation.

French rail company offers weekend getaways in cars

French national railway SNCF said on Monday it was going to rent out some of its company cars at the weekend via car rental service, OuiCar.

Macron outsmarts French mainstream parties as general election campaign starts

France's general election campaign officially started on Monday with everything up for grabs after Emmanuel Macron's victory in the presidential poll and the creation of his new party, The Republic on the Move (LREM).

With Brigitte Macron will France have a first lady?

President Macron’s wife Brigitte played a big role in his election campaign and he’s made it clear he wants her to continue in it now he’s in office. But how official a role will it be? RFI’s Alison Hird reports.

French press review 22 May 2017

US President Donald Trump lays into Iran. Official campaigning for the French general election begins today. Computers are remarkably intelligent in certain areas but are unlikely to enslave the human race any day soon. And the dark matter mystery deepens.

Carpenter, Sato set Indy pace as Bourdais crashes

American Ed Carpenter and Takuma Sato of Japan led nine finalists for today's Indianapolis 500 pole position battle, whilst Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais suffered a fractured hip and pelvis after a fiery wreck in Saturday qualifying.

French officials probing bribes in Brazil submarine deal - reports

French justice officials are investigating if bribes might have helped the country win a huge submarines order from Brazil in 2008, a media report said on Saturday.

120 Beats Per Minute Celebrates 1990s’ AIDS Activists

120 Beats Per Minute is a lively French film in competition about political and public indifference, which tugs at the heart strings. The title refers to the approximate tempo of House Music - popular disco music of the 1990s.

French weekly magazine review 21 May 2017

A week after Emmanuel Macron was officially sworn in as France's new President, the weeklies are still close by his side. But the stars on La Croisette in Cannes are competing for media space.    

Man charged over involvement in Champs-Elysées police killing

A man has been charged over his alleged involvement in the killing of a policeman on Paris's Champs-Elysees after his DNA was found on the gunman's weapon, a judicial source said on Saturday.

Macron to meet Italian PM before G7 summit

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Paris ahead of next week's G7 summit in Sicily, the French leader's office said Saturday.

French press review 20 May 2017

The more things change the more they stay the same? Or maybe not. The two sides of the coin in today's French papers.

French researchers crack open WannaCry ransomware

French researchers say they had found a last-chance way for technicians to save Windows files encrypted by WannaCry, racing against a deadline as the ransomware threatens to start locking up victims' computers first infected a week ...

French press review 19 May 2017

The French papers this morning continue their scrutiny of the government of newly elected President Emmanuel Macron.

Macron's rainbow cabinet meets for the first time

France's new government held its first cabinet meeting under Emmaneul Macron on Thursday, with many of the ministers meeting each other for the first time. The new president Macron carried out his promise to appoint the same number of women as men - but just one woman was given a senior role.  

Tapie must repay €404 million over Adidas sale - appeals court

French tycoon Bernard Tapie must repay the 404 million euros ($449 million) he received to settle his long-running dispute with the state over the sale of sports equipment maker Adidas, an appeals court ruled Thursday.

Macron, Putin call focuses on cooperation

Russian President Vladimir Putin and new French leader Emmanuel Macron discussed boosting poor ties between Paris and Moscow in their first phone conversation, the Kremlin said Thursday.

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