Thousands of public workers protest against Macron's reforms

Emmanuel Macron, who plans to cut 120,000 public sector jobs, is on a collision course with France’s trade unions. Paris, France – Under a stormy sky, more than 15,000 public sector workers have marched across the French capital to protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s planned economic reforms. A united front of teachers, police officers, transport staff and air traffic controllers […]

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Modi, Macron sign defence deal

‘We have a very good chemistry.’ French President Emmanuel Macron has said defence ties with India had reached a new high after the two nations signed a key security accord for the Indian Ocean to counter China’s growing influence in the region. “Defence cooperation between the two countries now has a new significance,” Macron said as Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

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Macron in Beijing: French president begins China state visit

French president, Emmanuel Macron, has begun his first State Visit to China. French president, Emmanuel Macron, has begun his first state visit to China. It comes at a time of uncertainty over the crisis on the Korean Peninsula, and tension in relations between China, Europe and the US.   Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Beijing. Source: Read Full Article

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The 'yellow vest' movement explained

Here’s all you need to know about the French protest movement that has rocked Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. Tear gas shrouded Paris’s famed Arc de Triomphe on Saturday soon after the first “yellow vest” demonstrators began to gather. The police fired hundreds of gas canisters and used water cannon and stun grenades in an attempt to control crowds of protesters early in […]

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Hundreds join yellow vest demo in Dublin in solidarity with French protests

Hundreds of people in Dublin have taken to the streets in solidarity with the French yellow vest demonstrations. Protesters donned yellow vests and some had hard hats, while others tied scarves over their faces. Those who gathered outside the Custom House overlooking the River Liffey before marching to parliament at Leinster House included pro-Palestinian organisations and socialist republicans. Others involved […]

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French PM calls for 'national unity' after Paris violence

Official estimates say 125,000 protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday, with 10,000 in Paris. A huge clean up operation has been launched in Paris after France’s “yellow vest” movement took to the streets for the fourth week running. Demonstrators clashed with riot police in the French capital on Saturday, setting fire to cars, burning barricades and smashing […]

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