PARIS, May 1: French police clashed with stone-throwing protesters as tens of thousands of people started marching in Paris Wednesday for May Day rallies under tight security. More than 200 arrests were made.
PARIS, Feb 7: France is recalling its ambassador to Italy amid mounting tensions after Italy’s deputy prime minister met with French yellow vest protesters and a string of critical Italian comments toward French President Emmanuel Macron’s government.
Two politicians including an ex-minister have left France’s mainstream centre-right Les Republicains (LR) party to join far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National (RN) ahead of May’s European Parliament elections.
PARIS, Dec 7: France will close the Eiffel Tower and other tourism landmarks in Paris and draft in thousands more security forces on Saturday to stave off another wave of violent protests in the country over living costs.
PARIS, Dec 4: The French government on Tuesday suspended planned increases in three taxes on fuel for a six-month period starting January 1 in response to nationwide protests against high pump prices and living costs, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced.