Latest Edouard Philippe News

The Latest: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Notre Dame blaze

Apr. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:50 p.m. For the chaplain of the Paris fire brigade, the hardest thing about the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral was cracking the security codes to rescue its most precious relic. Fire chaplain...

Bells of French cathedrals ring in tribute to Notre Dame

Apr. 17, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Bells of cathedrals across France rang in a moving tribute Wednesday to Notre Dame as firefighters and experts continued to keep the beloved but weakened landmark under close surveillance. From Sacre Coeur in Paris to the cities of Strasbourg in the east and Rouen in the west, the...

French PM calls for quick tax cuts to appease protesters

Apr. 8, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister has called for quick tax cuts to respond to the anger expressed through yellow vest protests across the country. Edouard Philippe on Monday unveiled the results of a three-month "big debate" launched by President Emmanuel Macron in response to the demonstrations, giving...

Protesters, numbers slipping, in French street for 21st week

Apr. 6, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A dwindling number of protesters marched through the streets of France for the yellow vest movement's 21st straight weekend of demonstrations Saturday, with thousands of people crisscrossing Paris and a group that briefly invaded the busy beltway around the city making their presence known....

Macron's pro-EU party kicks off European Parliament campaign

Mar. 30, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With Brexit looming and nationalism rising, French President Emmanuel Macron's pro-EU party has launched its campaign for the European Parliament elections. The centrist Republic on the Move party and its allies held a rally Saturday in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers. The group calls itself...

France shows Britons splendor of citizenship as Brexit looms

Mar. 24, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Catherine Norris Trent, a British citizen who has lived in Paris since 2007, rushed to become French before her native country left the European Union. She worried Brexit might force her to leave her French partner and their two young children. While the EU has promised to allow Britons living...