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,...