Latest Emmanuel Macron News

Macron begins the first state visit to Germany by a French president in 24 years

May. 26, 2024 13:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday started the first state visit to Germany by a French head of state in 24 years, a three-day trip meant to underline the strong ties between the European Union's traditional leading powers ahead of European Parliament elections in which far-right...

Pro-independence leader calls on protesters in New Caledonia to 'maintain resistance' against France

May. 25, 2024 16:45 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — The leader of a pro-independence party in New Caledonia on Saturday called on supporters to “remain mobilized” across the French Pacific archipelago and “maintain resistance” against the Paris government's efforts to impose electoral reforms that the Indigenous Kanak...

A police officer is held in deadly shooting in riot-hit New Caledonia after Macron pushes for calm

May. 24, 2024 11:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A police officer in riot-hit New Caledonia shot and killed a man Friday after being attacked by a group of about 15 people, the territory's prosecutor said, the seventh shooting death in the unrest shaking the French Pacific archipelago. The officer was in custody and an...

French President Macron says he won't rush through voting reforms that triggered New Caledonia riots

May. 23, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday on a visit to riot-hit New Caledonia that he won’t force through the contested voting reform that sparked the French Pacific territory's deadly unrest, saying he wants local leaders to come up with an alternate agreement for the archipelago’s...

French President Emmanuel Macron lands New Caledonia as deadly unrest hits the French Pacific archipelago

May. 22, 2024 17:40 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron lands New Caledonia as deadly unrest hits the French Pacific archipelago.

Russia begins nuclear drills in an apparent warning to West over Ukraine

May. 22, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

Russia’s military has begun drills involving tactical nuclear weapons that were announced by Russian authorities earlier this month in an apparent warning to senior Western officials who had spoken about the possibility of deeper involvement in the war in Ukraine. It was the first...

Australia and New Zealand evacuate scores of their citizens from New Caledonia

May. 22, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian military has flown 115 passengers on two flights from the restive French Pacific territory of New Caledonia and a French government flight was expected to evacuate another 100 stranded passengers on Wednesday, an Australian government minister said. ...

Macron is making a surprise trip to New Caledonia amid deadly unrest and indigenous frustration

May. 21, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is making a surprise trip to New Caledonia, the French Pacific territory that has been gripped by days of deadly unrest and where indigenous people have long sought independence. “He will go there tonight,” government spokesperson...

French government spokeswoman says President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to violence-hit New Caledonia

May. 21, 2024 05:52 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French government spokeswoman says President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to violence-hit New Caledonia.

Violence rages in New Caledonia as France rushes emergency reinforcements to its Pacific territory

May. 16, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Violence raged across New Caledonia for the third consecutive day Thursday, hours after France imposed a state of emergency in the French Pacific territory, boosting security forces’ powers to quell unrest in the archipelago that has long sought independence. French...