Keyword: New Year's Eve

Macron vows to ‘fully carry out’ pension reform in end of year speech

In the traditional presidential end-of-year TV address to the public, Macron said he hoped for a 'quick compromise' with union leaders demanding he abandon the plan.

Macron to step into pension reforms fray on New Year's Eve

After weeks of union-led strikes and protests against government plans to reform France's pension system, and which have severely disrupted transport services, notably in the Greater Paris Region, French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to finally relieve his prime minister on the political frontline by announcing measures to break the deadlock during the traditional presidential New Year's Eve TV address on Tuesday.

'Cowardly lynching' of police officers in France on New Year's Eve

Attack took place in Champigny-sur-Marne, south-east of central Paris, as officers tried to clear a crowd from a New Year's Eve party.

France tightens New Year's Eve security

Some 10,000 police officers to be deployed in Paris region alone with 600,000 revellers expected to gather on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

Paris city-centre New Year celebrations to be held under tight security

Crowds of hundreds of thousands traditionally join the official festivities on the Champs-Elysées, which this year will be cut to ten minutes.

'Only' 1,067 vehicles set ablaze on New Year’s Eve in France

The number of cars torched in this unenviable end of year tradition fell more than 10 per cent this year, says French interior minister.

Thieves steal goods worth 1M euros from Paris Apple store

Armed robbers stole goods estimated to be worth 1 million euros from an Apple store in central Paris hours after it had closed on New Year's Eve.

Elderly woman sees in New Year trapped inside French supermarket

The 73 year-old emerged from toilets to find store shut for the night, and despite triggering burglar alarms was only discovered the next morning.

New Year's Eve vandalism leaves 1,200 cars torched across France

Interior ministry reveals number of vehicles torched across France during the night of December 31st in vandalism that has become an annual ritual.