More than 850 people detained in France during protests against pension reform: Interior Ministry
Paris: Over 850 protesters have been detained in France during demonstrations against the recently passed pension reform, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said.
France: 70 people detained in Paris during protests against pension reform, say reports
Paris/UNI: Seventy people were detained in Paris on Monday evening during protests following the adoption of a pension reform by France's National Assembly (lower house of parliament), BFMTV reported, citing a police source.
France: Govt faces no-confidence vote over pension reform
Paris: Two no-confidence motions had been filed by Friday afternoon against the French government led by Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, who forced passage of the controversial pension reform bill without a vote in the National Assembly.
French pension reform aimed at keeping taxes low, says Government
Paris: The pension reform in France is being carried out to balance the country's pension financial system without raising taxes, government spokesman Olivier Veran said on Wednesday.
French Senate ratifies pension reform bill despite countrywide protest
Paris: The French Senate on Saturday approved the country's pension reform plan, despite the hundreds of thousands of people who have taken to the streets to protest a significant policy change that could define President Emmanuel Macron's second five-year term.
UK, France seek to develop new cruise missile by 2030: Joint Declaration
London: London and Paris have flagged their intention to build a new jointly-developed cruise anti-ship missile by 2030, according to a statement released following a France-UK summit on Friday.
France: Thousands demonstrate in Paris to protest against sending arms to Ukraine
Paris: Thousands of people unhappy about French arms deliveries to Ukraine marched through Paris, in what is the second pacifist rally held in the French capital in two weeks.
Emmanuel Macron to visit China in early April to discuss Ukraine crisis
Paris/UNI: French President Emmanuel Macron said that he would go to China in early April to discuss the Ukrainian crisis and urge Beijing to put pressure on Moscow on the back of a newly-released Chinese peace plan for Kyiv.
Student stabs French school teacher to death in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, arrested
Paris: A student allegedly stabbed to death a school teacher in the French town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
French helicopter carrier to participate in military drills with Japan, India, US: Reports
Paris: France's helicopter carrier Dixmude will participate in military drills in the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean alongside ships of the Japanese maritime self-defense forces and the Australian, Indian and US navies, media reported on Friday.
More than 200 strikes against pension reform to take place in France next week: Reports
Paris: More than 200 strikes against the pension reform project will be held at the call of leading trade unions across France on January 31, marking the second nationwide demonstration against raising the retirement age, media reported Sunday.
French President Emmanuel Macron says 'will continue to speak to Russia'
Washington/UNI: French President Emmanuel Macron has said he will continue to maintain dialogue with Moscow amid Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.
Emmanuel Macron's erratic military policy shows lack of vision: Expert
Paris/UNI: French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a huge boost to military spending after years of advocating for cuts to the defense budget, a move that shows the president's lack of vision, Francois Asselineau, a French political expert and former presidential candidate, told Sputnik.
French Prez Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to hold talks in Paris amid efforts to mend relations
Paris/UNI: French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Sunday, as part of the ministerial council, the Elysee Palace informs.
Suspect behind Paris shooting says was driven by 'racism': Reports
Paris: The man, who opened fire in the center of Paris and killed three Kurds, said that his actions were driven by "racism", Le Journal du Dimanche reported on Friday.