Keyword: New Year

Macron’s New Year address falls flat as pension row deepens

French president calls for ‘rapid compromise’ in attempt to end four-week-long protests but his address to the nation was dismissed as a 'declaration of war against millions of French people who reject his reforms'.

France awards Legion of Honour to victims and 'heroes' of terrorism

Out of the 600 recipients, twenty were involved in last year's fatal attacks in January and in a Thalys train attack later in August.

France 'not finished with terrorism' says President Hollande

Hollande said he was 'proud' of the 'solidarity and composure' shown by fellow citizens during year marked by deadly terrorist attacks.

Fall in number of cars burnt in France at New Year

Government reports 12 percent drop in number of cars torched on New Year's Eve - a ritual among revellers in France's high-rise suburbs.

‘France can transform itself’, Hollande says in New Year’s speech

In traditional TV address to the nation, French president told viewers they had 'every reason' to feel confident about the future after a tough 2014.

France cracks down on New Year car torchings

Sales of petrol in France on New Year's Eve will be limited in a bid to stop youths from a now-regular practice of torching cars.