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French President Emmanuel Macron to star in ‘Peter and the Wolf’

21 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Emmanuel Macron has worked his star quality on the political stage — and he’s about to use it on a new one.

New French Plan Aims to Keep Migrants, and Far Right, at Bay

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

President Emmanuel Macron wants to make it faster and easier to expel migrants who are rejected for asylum. But critics say his new law would go too far.

French government unveils tough measures for asylum-seekers

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government on Wednesday presented a bill to enforce tougher immigration rules, decried by human rights organizations as repressive toward asylum-seekers.

Liberia's President Weah defends his French, pushes for women's literacy

 President George Weah met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron this week to jointly launch a fund that would support sports projects on the African continent.  Former international soccer star and first African winner of theShow More Summary

Marine Le Pen’s niece to US conservatives: Our far-right movement is ‘standing side by side’ with Trump

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Hardline former French MP Marion Marechal-Le Pen told American conservatives Thursday that her nation’s far-right movement was “standing side by side” with the supporters and nationalist policies of President Donald Trump. “Just like you, we want our country back,” the...

Le Pen niece to US conservatives: 'France first' for the French

Hardline former French MP Marion Marechal-Le Pen told American conservatives Thursday that her nation's far-right movement was "standing side by side" with the supporters and nationalist policies of President Donald Trump. "Just like...Show More Summary

Macron eyes action against Chinese farm buyers

President Emmanuel Macron promised measures Thursday to help prevent foreign investors buying French farms amid concern that Chinese businesses are taking advantage of low land prices and distressed rural communities. "For me, French...Show More Summary

Second home owners in France face swinging increase in property tax

British owners of second homes in France are facing a 60 per cent increase in property taxes following reforms by the new French president. Macronâ??s aim is to discourage the disruption of the property market caused by short-term holiday rentals by slapping a 60 per cent increase on property tax for second homes. Short-term rentals, he... Expats Blog -

Macron to block foreign investors buying French farming land

President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised measures to help prevent foreign investors buying agricultural land in France after a string of international controversies over Chinese purchases.

Macron's EU debate idea gains momentum after Poland joins in

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron has won support from 25 of the EU's remaining 27 states for his idea to hold democratic debates on the future of Europe later this year, with Hungary and the Netherlands still needing convincing, a French official said.

2 French soldiers killed in Mali mine blast

Two French soldiers were killed and another was hurt Wednesday when their armoured vehicle struck a mine in Mali, the French presidency said. Around 4,000 French troops are deployed in Mali and neighbouring countries to fight jihadist groups that have staged a string of attacks and kidnappings, some targeting Western nationals. Show More Summary

France to unveil controversial migrant law

The French government is set to unveil a tough new immigration bill Wednesday that is proving one of the most divisive of Emmanuel Macron's young presidency. The legislation, which criminalises illegal border crossings and aims for quicker...Show More Summary

Macron's MPs: New immigration bill 'betrays French values'

The controversial immigration and asylum bill has sparked opposition from rights groups, opposition parties and even members of President Emmanuel Macron's own party.

Macron’s French language initiative meets resistance -- from French speakers

Among his many ambitious initiatives, French President Emmanuel Macron is looking to make his nation’s language relevant again. Some in the Francophone world say the move stinks of colonialism.

Niece of French far-right leader to speak at US conservative event

The niece of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, a hardliner tipped as a possible future leader of the anti-immigrant National Front, will share a stage this week with President Donald Trump and other US conservatives. Marion Marechal-Le...Show More Summary

New French migrant law faces stormy debate in parliament

The new migrant law will be presented to French President Emmanuel Macron's cabinet on Wednesday ahead of parliamentary debates that promise to be stormy, with migrant charities and left-wingers blasting the bill as repressive.  

French rights icon Simone Veil set for rare Pantheon burial

French Holocaust survivor and rights icon Simone Veil, who died last year aged 89, will receive the rare honour of a burial in July at the Pantheon in Paris, the president's office said Monday. Veil will become only the fifth woman to...Show More Summary

Equatorial Guinea goes to UN over French case against president's son

Vice-president Teodorin Obiang given suspended sentence for corruption and embezzlement Equatorial Guinea has gone to the United Nations’ highest court to challenge a conviction in France against its vice-president for embezzling public money from the oil-rich but impoverished west African country – on the grounds that he has diplomatic immunity. Show More Summary

Are You Ready for a Cabinet Meeting?

For Presidents Day, we look in on George Washington’s meetings with his cabinet on 1-2 Aug 1793.The issue on the table was what to do about Edmond-Charles Genet, the French diplomat who was stirring up support of Revolutionary France, resentment of Britain, and friction within the U.S. Show More Summary

President Macron mourns sudden death of French violinist, 62

The French strings world is in mourning for Didier Lockwood, a household name both as a jazz violinist and as a campaigner for music education. He suffered a heart attack early Sunday morning, after performing that evening at Bal Blomet. A disciple of Stéphane Grappelli, Lockwood, who was half-Scottish, set up his own school for improvisation […]

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