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Emmanuel Macron ex-bodyguard admits using diplomatic passports after dismissal

Emmanuel Macron ex-bodyguard admits using diplomatic passports after dismissal

PARIS: The disgraced former bodyguard of French President admitted on Sunday he had used his diplomatic passports “for personal convenience” after being fired in August, a day after investigators opened a probe into his failure to return the documents. Alexandre Benalla, a former campaign bodyguard who got a senior job […]

Macron faces new embarrassment from ex-bodyguard

Macron faces new embarrassment from ex-bodyguard

PARIS: The French presidency on Monday accused ‘s disgraced ex-bodyguard of being bent on revenge after he claimed to be in regular with the centrist leader despite being sacked in July. Alexandre caused the biggest scandal to date of Macron‘s presidency after he was caught on video roughing up protesters […]

French start-up offers ?Google of the dark web?, but not for everyone

French start-up offers ?Google of the dark web?, but not for everyone

For years, criminal websites shrouded in secrecy have thrived beyond the reach of traditional search engines, but a group of French engineers has found a way to navigate this dark web ? a tool they do not want to fall into the wrong hands. ?We insist on this ability to […]

Small French yellow vest protests in Paris, after violence

Small French yellow vest protests in Paris, after violence

PARIS: Yellow vest protesters are turning out in small groups in Paris and elsewhere in France, even as momentum for their movement appears to be waning. A few dozen gathered on Saturday on the elegant Champs-Elysees, scene of rioting earlier this month. Police are watching carefully, but both police and […]

‘Yellow vest‘ protesters target Emmanuel Macron‘s vacation hideaway

‘Yellow vest‘ protesters target Emmanuel Macron‘s vacation hideaway

NICE (FRANCE): If is hoping for some holiday respite from the anti-government protests which have rocked France, he might want to avoid the presidential retreat along the Mediterranean coast. Around 40 “yellow vest” demonstrators on Thursday tried to storm the medieval fort of Bregancon that serves as Macron‘s summer retreat […]

2018 hottest year for a century in France

2018 hottest year for a century in France

PARIS: 2018 was the hottest year in France since began in 1900, the French meteorological service said Friday. “This year was the hottest France has known since modern meteorological measures came into use in 1900,” Meteo-France said. The average temperature of 14 degrees centigrade (57.2 ) was 1.4 degrees above […]

Door is open for Britons to have second Brexit referendum: French minister

Door is open for Britons to have second Brexit referendum: French minister

PARIS: ritain can still hold a second referendum, France‘s European affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Thursday. “The door remains open, but it will be up to them to choose, not us,” Loiseau told French TV station CNews. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is among those leading calls for a […]

Emmanuel Macron‘s ratings fall further after month of protests

Emmanuel Macron‘s ratings fall further after month of protests

PARIS: A month of “yellow vest” protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of French President , a new poll showed on Sunday, with analysts saying he will be forced to change his style of governing. Around 66,000 protesters turned out again on Saturday on the fifth round […]

France‘s ‘yellow vest‘ protests decline on decisive weekend

France‘s ‘yellow vest‘ protests decline on decisive weekend

PARIS: Groups of defiant “yellow vest” demonstrators faced off with tens of thousands of police around France on Saturday, but their numbers appeared lower on a fifth and decisive weekend for the anti-government movement. President , facing the biggest crisis of his presidency, announced a series of concessions on Monday […]

33,500 ‘yellow vest‘ protesters in France: Ministry

33,500 ‘yellow vest‘ protesters in France: Ministry

PARIS: France‘s interior ministry said on Saturday that the number of “yellow vest” protesters in France was estimated at 33,500 at midday, half the level of a week ago. The ministry said 77,000 “yellow vests” – named after the fluorescent jackets they wear – had been counted at the same […]