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World Feb 18Macron to limit teacher exchanges to control how Islam is taught in France
Macron said Tuesday that the government wants to combat "foreign interference" in how Islam is practiced and organized in secular France.
World Dec 11French government ups retirement age as strikes grind on
Major unions were quick to reject government proposals and vowed to strike on.
World Dec 05Mass strike in France hits trains, Eiffel Tower
Unions and their supporters fear that the changes to how and when workers can retire will threaten the hard-fought French way of life.
World Oct 04Paris police force attack treated as possible terror act
A longtime police employee stabbed four colleagues to death Thursday before he was shot and killed. A background search led to the investigation for murders committed "in relation with a terrorist enterprise" and "criminal association with terrorists," the Paris prosecutors'…
World Oct 03Paris police employee kills 4 officers in knife attack
The alleged attacker's prior work in the intelligence unit had not posed known problems until Thursday, says a police union official.
World Sep 13Paris hit with biggest transport strike in decades over pensions
French unions were protesting plans for sweeping pension changes by President Emmanuel Macron's government that aim to create a universal pension system, instead of having different pension rules for different jobs.
World Aug 26Trump skips G-7 climate meeting
Trump was scheduled to attend Monday's session on climate, biodiversity and oceans at the G-7 summit in Biarritz , but didn't.
World Aug 26Trump says he approved of Iran’s diplomat coming to G-7
French President Emmanuel Macron's invited Iran's foreign minister to the sidelines of the G-7 in hopes that he could secure a breakthrough in global tensions over Iran's nuclear program.
World Aug 24G-7 summit in France a test of unity among world leaders
Efforts to salvage consensus among the G-7 rich democracies frayed Saturday in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's unpredictable America-first approach even before the official start of the summit in southern France.
World Jun 06Much to disagree on as Trump, Macron meet on D-Day
President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron enjoy putting on a show of exaggerated handshakes, warm kisses and taps on the back, but they disagree on key issues, including climate change, Iran and world trade.