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French far-left chief floured in march against far right

Jun. 12, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French far-left leader got a face full of flour at the start of a Paris march Saturday against “the ideas of the far right,” days after the French president was slapped while greeting a crowd. Unions, associations and left-wing political parties in...

Slap to Macron puts focus on ultra-right groups

Jun. 09, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Bubbling beneath France’s political landscape is an assortment of ultra-right groups, a subculture that shot to the nation’s attention when a young man slapped President Emmanuel Macron and blurted out a centuries-old royalist cry. Ultra-rightist groups...

French leader Macron slapped in face on visit to small town

Jun. 08, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron denounced “violence” and “stupidity” after he was slapped in the face Tuesday by a man during a visit to a small town in southeastern France. The incident prompted a wide show of support for the head of state from...

Macron's party pulls support from woman in Muslim headscarf

May. 12, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s long-standing debate over the Muslim headscarf has landed in a local political race, giving it a national message, with a decision by President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party to withdraw its backing for a candidate because she was pictured in a poster with her...

Eyeing reelection bid, Macron looks to repair French economy

May. 09, 2021 02:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron’s plans for bringing France out of the pandemic aren't just about resuscitating long-closed restaurants, boutiques and museums. They are also about preparing his possible campaign for a second term. A year before the next...

EU's Brexit chief eyes a role in French presidential vote

May. 05, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — He’s well known in the U.K., and his photo was regularly splashed across the front pages of European newspapers. But as presidential elections approach in France, Michel Barnier – the EU’s Mr. Brexit and a potential contender – is having a tougher time making himself...

French PM condemns 20 retired generals who warned of 'chaos'

Apr. 28, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Jean Castex condemned on Wednesday an open letter in a right-wing magazine by 20 retired generals that raised the specter of chaos in France and hinted the military could take action if nothing were done to prevent it. Castex also took...

4 held as French seek motive in deadly police station attack

Apr. 24, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

RAMBOUILLET, France (AP) — French authorities detained a fourth person Saturday as anti-terrorism investigators questioned three others, seeking to establish a motive and uncover any possible ties to extremism after a police official was fatally stabbed at a police station outside Paris. ...

France opens terrorism probe in police station stabbing

Apr. 23, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

RAMBOUILLET, France (AP) — French authorities opened a terrorism investigation and detained three people after a police official was stabbed to death inside a police station outside Paris. Officers shot and killed the attacker at the scene Friday, authorities said. The...

Populist leaders meet, seek 'European renaissance'

Apr. 01, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban hosted talks Thursday with populist politicians from Italy and Poland in a bid to create a new right-wing nationalist political force on the European stage. The trilateral meeting brought Polish Prime...