Burkina Faso govt demands departure of French troops

Demonstrators hold placards during a protest to support the Burkina Faso President Captain Ibrahim Traore and to demand the departure of France's ambassador and military forces, in Ouagadougou, on Jan 20, 2023. (OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP) OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso's military government has demanded the departure of French troops...

Macron promises to solve high inflation, strikes

In this screenshot taken in Paris on Oct 26, 2022 French President Emmanuel Macron (right) speaks during the TV show "L'evenement", which is airing on the national television France 2. (LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Wednesday to "never leave the French without a...

Macron’s campaign fuels abstention worries

France's President Emmanuel Macron attends on the second day of a European Union summit at the EU Headquarters, in Brussels on March 25, 2022. (JOHN THYS / AFP) PARIS - Some members of French President Emmanuel Macron's camp are concerned that his re-election campaign is failing to engage voters, with...

France targets groups under anti-terror law

France's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin looks as he leaves the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, Jan 26, 2022. (LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) PARIS - The French government said this week it was closing down an activist-run media outlet and a Muslim website deemed at odds...

Macron humbled by his mistakes as he readies re-election bid

French President Emmanuel Macron gestures during joint statements with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Slovakia's Prime Minister Eduard Heger and Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis after a meeting of central Europe's informal body of cooperation called the Visegrad Group or V4, in Budapest, Hungary,...