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Macron wants more transparency about police wrongdoings

Sep. 14, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announced measures to make the police more transparent about wrongdoings, including the publication of internal investigation reports and the creation of a parliamentary monitoring body, in efforts to improve public confidence eroded by scandals...

Two women campaign to become France's 1st female president

Sep. 12, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two French politicians kicked off their presidential campaigns Sunday, seeking to become France’s first female leader in next year’s spring election. The far-right National Rally party's Marine Le Pen and Paris' Socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, both...

Minister: French priest killed by cathedral-fire suspect

Aug. 09, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A priest was killed Monday in a small town in western France allegedly by a Rwandan man he had housed who was already under investigation for setting a fire to the Cathedral of Nantes a year ago, France's interior minister said. Interior Minister Gerard...

Paris Olympics moves up with two presidents on center stage

Aug. 05, 2021 06:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Amid the stress of postponing and finally staging the Tokyo Olympics, the next Summer Games host has moved in relative calm with steady leadership. The 2024 Paris Olympics emerges fully on Sunday from its unexpected extra year in the shadows with a formal...

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris

Jul. 31, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people protested France's special virus pass with marches through Paris and other French cities on Saturday. Most demonstrations were peaceful, but sporadic clashes with riot police marked protests in the French capital. Some 3,000 security...

French protesters reject virus passes, vaccine mandate

Jul. 24, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some 160,000 people, including far-right activists and members of France's yellow vest movement, protested Saturday across the country against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care...

France: Thousands protest against vaccination, COVID passes

Jul. 17, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Over 100,000 people protested across France on Saturday against the government’s latest measures to push people to get vaccinated and curb rising infections by the delta variant of the coronavirus. In Paris, separate protest marches by the far-right and...

French far-right chief lays out plans for presidential race

Jul. 04, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she will stick with her strategy of making her party a more mainstream political force despite a stinging loss in France's regional elections, and that tactic will carry her into next year's presidential race. Le...

French far-right chief criticized for her mainstream turn

Jul. 03, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is facing stinging criticism for making her party too mainstream, dulling its extremist edge and ignoring grassroots members, with some warning that this could cost her votes in next year's presidential race. The...

France's regional vote shows weakness of Macron and Le Pen

Jun. 28, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party was decimated in this weekend’s regional elections and Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration far-right party failed, throwing a hitch into expectations that the presidential race in 10 months will be a showdown between the two...