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French President Emmanuel Macron
Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP
December 11, 2018 - 7:29 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government says tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost between 8 billion and 10 billion euros ($9 billion and $11 billion). The figure was given by government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux,...
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French President Emmanuel Macron meets with representatives of trade unions, employers' organizations and local elected officials at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, Dec.10 2018.
Yoan Valat, Pool via AP
December 10, 2018 - 3:56 pm
PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron broke his silence Monday on the exceptional protests shaking France and his presidency, promising broad tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners — and acknowledging his own responsibility in fueling the nation's anger. Speaking with a soft voice and...
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A man walks his dog past a tag reading "Happy Christmas Manu," referring to French President Emmanuel Macron.
AP Photo/Christophe Ena
December 10, 2018 - 7:04 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to speak to the nation Monday at last, after increasingly violent and radicalized protests against his leadership and a long silence that aggravated the anger. Many protesters only want one thing: for him to declare "I quit." That's an...
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Police officers clash with demonstrators in Lyon, central France, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.
AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani
December 09, 2018 - 11:24 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris tourist sites reopened, workers cleaned up broken glass and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday, a day after running battles between "yellow vest" protesters and police that left at least 71 injured in the French capital and caused widespread damage in...
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Ambulance workers hold flares outside the National Assembly in Paris, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.
AP Photo/Michel Euler
December 04, 2018 - 4:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — The French government caved in after the worst riots in decades and delayed an increase in energy taxes Tuesday — but it was seen as "too little, too late" by many protesters whose anger seems increasingly focused on embattled President Emmanuel Macron. Demonstrators were back in the...
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Hooded demonstrators smash a car during a demonstration Saturday, Dec.1, 2018 in Paris.
AP Photo/Thibault Camus
December 02, 2018 - 9:47 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron visited the graffiti-damaged Arc de Triomphe monument and held an emergency meeting on security Sunday, a day after central Paris was hit by France's worst riot in a generation. Macron, who was meeting with his prime minister and interior and...
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France Protests
AP Photo/Michel Euler
November 24, 2018 - 10:55 am
PARIS (AP) — French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and staged road blockades across the nation to vent anger against rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron's presidency. Thousands of police were deployed...
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In this May 12, 2016, file photo, head of Nissan Motor Co. Carlos Ghosn answers a question during their joint press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo.
AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File
November 20, 2018 - 8:49 am
By Tom Krisher and Angela Charlton, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — For years, France's Renault and Japan's Nissan struggled to make money in the global auto business. Then came Carlos Ghosn, a Renault executive who helped to orchestrate an unprecedented transcontinental alliance, combining parts...
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A replica of the International Prototype Kilogram is pictured at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, in Sevres, near Paris.
AP Photo/Christophe Ena
November 16, 2018 - 12:10 pm
By John Leicester, Associated Press VERSAILLES, France (AP) — In a historic vote, nations on Friday unanimously approved a ground-breaking overhaul to the international system of measurements that underpins global trade and other vital human endeavors, uniting together behind new scientific...
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stock market gains and losses
October 11, 2018 - 7:13 am
By Daniel Shane, CNN Business (CNN) -- A sharp drop in US stocks is causing tremors thousands of miles away in Asia and Europe. Major share indexes in the United Kingdom, Germany and France fell more than 1% in early trading, following Wednesday's bloodbath in American markets, where the Dow...
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