Keyword: Emmanuel Macron
Léon Gautier was one of 177 French marine commanders chosen to help spearhead the first wave of D-Day landings in Normandy, stepping ashore on June 6, 1944.
Damien Tarel, 28, has been given a four-month prison sentence for slapping Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday as the French president shook hands with a crowd in the south-east town of Tain L'Hermitage.
After he was slapped earlier this week in a town in south-east France by a man shouting a medieval royalist battle cry, President Emmanuel Macron described the assault as an “incident” that should be “relativised”, and that “all is well”. On the contrary, writes Mediapart publishing editor Edwy Plenel in this opinion article, all is going badly, and the slap illustrates the far-right violence that has been set loose by the cynicism and irresponsibility of the Macron presidency.
Two men have been arrested after one shouted a royalist slogan and slapped French President Emmanuel Macron while he shook hands with a crowd of local residents in the town of Tain-l’Hermitage, south-east France, during a second leg of a six-week 'pulse of the nation' tour of the country.
French President Emmanuel Macron this week began a six-week 'tour de France' with a trip to the south-west of the country, presented by his staff as an attempt to better understand the grass-roots concerns of the nation but which political observers regard as the beginning of his campaign for re-election in 2022.
The Élysée portrays the plan to create a huge swathe of greenery across the Sahara and Sahel as the ultimate solution to the problems of unemployment, lawlessness and desertification in that part of the African continent. However, the French presidency's sudden interest in the Great Green Wall project – which was officially endorsed by the African Union back in 2007 - also has ulterior motives. And as Fanny Pigeaud reports, some experts are sceptical about its benefits.
Emmanuel Macron says that France will withdraw its troops if Mali turns towards radical Islamism.
At a news conference with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria, the French head of state said Africa made up around 20% of the world’s need for vaccines but only 1% of vaccine production.
French president says his country bears a responsibility for hundreds of thousands of deaths, but was not complicit.
President will address France’s role in 1994 genocide during a visit aimed at normalising ties between the two countries.
A report by prosecutors in Paris warns about the return of a terrorist threat from the ultra-right, Mediapart can reveal. Based on an analysis of seven separate investigations into allegations of terrorist conspiracies, the report details the groups' professionalism, their ability to arm themselves and the varied profiles of the activists, some of whom are highly-integrated members of society. Matthieu Suc and Marine Turchi report.
Proposal comes against a background of international outrage over Belarus's diversion of a Ryanair flight on Sunday and the arrest of a dissident journalist on board.
With great relish and a straight face, France's president told a series of tall tales in a YouTube video that quickly went viral.
On TikTok, President Emmanuel tells youths to use the app on anything cultural, including digital platforms...as long as they're French.
Constitutional Council said that MPs who passed the controversial legislation had not set out clearly enough what would constitute a breach of the law in such situations.