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French mayors face violence and intimidation from xenophobic far-right groups

Feb. 19, 2024 00:05 AM EST

SAINT-BREVIN-LES-PINS, France (AP) — The mayor of a small resort town on the Atlantic coast of France resigned, closed his medical practice and moved away after his house and two cars were set on fire. The arson followed months of death threats over plans to relocate a refugee center near a...

French farmers edge closer to Paris as protests ratchet up pressure on President Macron

Jan. 25, 2024 11:47 AM EST

Snowballing protests by French farmers crept closer to Paris on Thursday, with tractors driving in convoys and blocking roads in many regions of the country to ratchet up pressure for government measures to protect the influential agricultural sector from foreign competition, red tape, rising costs...

Gabriel Attal is France's youngest-ever prime minister at age 34 and the first who is openly gay

Jan. 09, 2024 20:17 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France saw its youngest-ever prime minister and first openly gay one named Tuesday as President Emmanuel Macron seeks a fresh start for the rest of his term amid growing political pressure from the far right. Gabriel Attal, 34, rose to prominence as the government...

France's Macron defends divisive immigration bill and denies it marks tilt by government to right

Dec. 20, 2023 17:17 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that a contentious immigration bill negotiated with conservatives is imperfect and needs some fixes but is “what the French wanted," and is not a victory for the far-right. The president on a much-listened-to talk show...

French opposition lawmakers reject the government's key immigration bill without debating it

Dec. 11, 2023 14:25 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French opposition lawmakers on Monday rejected an immigration bill without debating it, in a major blow to President Emmanuel Macron ’s government, which had championed the proposed law as one of its flagship measures. The government has yet to decide whether to...