A scandal that changed French politics

Former Prime Minister Francois Fillon goes on trial this Monday accused of misappropriating one million euros of public money and of giving it to his wife and children for work they never actually did. The Fillon affair came to light during the presidential elections of 2017 and Emmanuel Macron of course went on to win. … Read more A scandal that changed French politics

Protests in France: Have police gone too far? | UpFront (Special Interview)

This week, President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms went to Parliament and tens of thousands of protesters in France returned to the streets in opposition. Demonstrations have become a regular feature of Macron’s presidency, during which French police have been accused of using excessive force. According to French journalists, 325 people have suffered head injuries, 25 … Read more Protests in France: Have police gone too far? | UpFront (Special Interview)

Is Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of covering up war crimes? | UpFront

In this episode of UpFront we challenge Aung San Suu Kyi’s former spokesperson on allegations of genocide in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. And we debate the police response to protests in France against President Emmanuel Macron’s government with La Republique En Marche MP Roland Lescure. Follow UpFront on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJUpFront and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AJUpFront/

Merkel, Macron seek Syria talks with Putin and Erdogan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron told Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Thursday they want to meet him and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan to defuse the crisis in Syria. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our … Read more Merkel, Macron seek Syria talks with Putin and Erdogan

Macron bids for votes with pledge to fight French Islamic separatism

Paris will clamp down on imams from Muslim countries that arrive in France to push worshipers into violating the law, the country’s President Emmanuel Macron said, warning Turkey it can’t “feed separatism” on French soil. MORE: https://on.rt.com/abaj Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on … Read more Macron bids for votes with pledge to fight French Islamic separatism

Politics v. privacy: Do the French still care less than others about sex scandals?

France has traditionally taken pride in being somewhat of an exception when it comes to caring about the private lives of its politicians. This lax attitude has been called in question recently by the so-called Griveaux scandal. Benjamin Griveaux, a close ally of President Emmanuel Macron, pulled out of the Paris mayoral race following the release … Read more Politics v. privacy: Do the French still care less than others about sex scandals?

France and Muslims: What will Macron’s declaration change?

France is digesting the controversial recommendations made by President Emmanuel Macron. Essentially the president is calling to combat Islamist separation in France. The sense that a religion can separate a person from the lifestyle and values of France, where church and state are separated by law. But will Macron’s words in Mulhouse, in eastern France, get to the heart … Read more France and Muslims: What will Macron’s declaration change?

Emmanuel Macron lays out views on political Islam

Not for the first time, a French Presient has launched a campaign against political Islam in the run up to elections. Some question whether the move is a bid to win over conservative voters ahead of upcoming local elections. Elsewhere, China has expelled three journalists for the Wall Street Journal in what appears to be … Read more Emmanuel Macron lays out views on political Islam

France to shut down oldest nuclear reactor

France’s government announced Wednesday that the Fessenheim nuclear reactor, on the border with Germany, will be shut down at the end of June, with one of its reactors to be closed this weekend. The decision is part of France’s energy strategy set out in 2018 by President Emmanuel Macron. The plan calls for a re-balancing … Read more France to shut down oldest nuclear reactor

Macron unveils curbs on foreign imams in France, in bid to combat ‘separatism’

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday announced measures to end a programme that allowed foreign countries to send imams and teachers to provide services without supervision in France in a bid to crack down on what he called the risk of “separatism”. During a visit to the eastern French city of Mulhouse, Macron said the … Read more Macron unveils curbs on foreign imams in France, in bid to combat ‘separatism’