Emmanuel Macron's mission to counter Russia in Africa
French president's latest tour of Africa comes at a time of ever-increasing competition from China and Russia, and growing resentment of the close economic ties between France and its former colonies, which some see as a form of continued exploitation.
France warns 'narco-tourists' after cocaine washes ashore
After more than two tonnes of cocaine washed ashore, locals in villages along the Normandy coast have described an influx of unfamiliar people in luxury cars and 4x4s who have been scouring the sand.
King Charles to become first British monarch to address French senate
The sovereign will also address the German Bundestag during a six-day tour of France and Germany next month.
French interference in Africa is ‘over’ says Macron during tour
Macron said France harboured no desire to return to past policies of interfering in Africa ahead of an environment summit in Gabon, the first leg of his trip.
France's controversial pension reform bill arrives in Senate
Government is banking on support from Senators belonging to the conservative Les Republicains (LR) party, who favour raising the minimum legal retirement age from 62 to 64, and having citizens work longer to obtain a full pension.
French football legend Just Fontaine dies aged 89
Tributes will be paid to Just Fontaine at French games scheduled across the coming days as the sport mourns the passing of another legend following the death of Pele in December.
French court dismisses Uganda lawsuit against TotalEnergies
Six French and Ugandan activist groups had accused the company of failing to protect people and the environment from the Tilenga oil development and the $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline.
Noël Le Graët quits as head of French football after harassment claims
Report accused French Football Federation boss Le Graët, whose mandate ran to 2024 and who denies wrongdoing, of 'inappropriate behaviour’ towards women.
Macron announces reduction of French military presence in Africa
French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking in Paris before a visit to several African countries, has said the numbers of French troops stationed in Africa are to be reduced, while cooperation with its allies on military training and supplies of equipment will be increased.
Macron to visit Beijing in April to discuss 'peace plan' for Ukraine
French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking on Saturday after China called for urgent peace talks to end the war in Ukraine, said he would visit Beijing in early April to further the initiative, but cautioned that a settlement would depend upon the condition that 'the Russian aggression was halted, troops withdrawn and territorial sovereignty of Ukraine and its people was respected'.