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  • Thursday, July 18th 2024 - 10:21 UTC

    French rugby players granted house arrest pending rape trial

    Oscar Jégou and Hugo Auradou were transferred to an undisclosed residence in the area wearing tracking devices

    Mendoza Judiciary authorities Wednesday granted French international rugby players Oscar Jégou and Hugo Auradou the right to wait for their rape trial under house arrest in the Argentine province's capital after Prosecutor Cecilia Bignert acquiesced to a request filed by defense attorney Rafael Cúneo Libarona, a brother and former law firm partner of federal Justice Minister Mariano Cúneo Libarona.

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  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 09:32 UTC

    French far-right party on the brink of forming gov't

    Macron faces the possibility of sharing power with the first far-right government since Vichy France (WWII)

    French President Emmanuel Macron called on all non-rightwing supporters to rally against the Rassemblement National party of Marine LePen winning Sunday's snap first-round parliamentary elections. In any case, the head of state announced he would not be resigning. These political events unfold just days before the start of the 2024 Paris Olympics.

  • Thursday, June 13th 2024 - 10:17 UTC

    French snap election: Macron's strategy to erode a Marine Le Pen hard right government

    In the EU elections last Sunday, Le Pen’s National Rally got 32% of the French votes, more than twice as many as Macron’s Renaissance.

    Even before the final results were in from all of the 27 European Union countries that voted in the EU elections last weekend, French President Emmanuel Macron had called for national elections in France for the end of this month.

  • Thursday, May 23rd 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Macron in New Caledonia for a political solution to the killings and rioting

    Remains of arson vehicles, empty streets and intense police patrolling in Noumea

    French President Emmanuel Macron is currently in the Overseas Territory of New Caledonia where he flew urgently for a political solution to ending street killings, riots and arson after a recent change in voting rights infuriated the indigenous population of Kanaks, many groups of whom are seeking independence.

  • Tuesday, May 21st 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    France and Germany split over the EU–Mercosur trade pact

    Macron doesn't want French farmers more furious; they've already brought the country to a standstill for weeks with their protests.

    By Oliver Pieper - The free trade deal between the European Union and the South American trade bloc Mercosur could become the world's largest agreement, involving a market of a total of 780 million people. But in late March, French President Emmanuel Macron not only described it as “a very bad agreement,” he even suggested it should be “left behind” and called for “a new agreement.”

  • Thursday, May 16th 2024 - 12:03 UTC

    French Overseas Territory under curfew following changes in Paris to voting bill

    “Soldiers from the armed forces have been deployed to secure the New Caledonia ports and the airport,” Prime Minister Gabriel Attal announced in Paris.

    France declared a 12-day state of emergency in the Overseas Territory of New Caledonia, following riots and arson that left at least four people killed. The trigger of the violence came after the French assembly in Paris passed a contentious voting bill, according to New Caledonia High Commissioner Louis Le Franc, who said that “a curfew and a ban on TikTok” were now in force.

  • Wednesday, May 15th 2024 - 16:40 UTC

    Rioting in French Overseas Territory over voting rights diluting indigenous Kanaks influence

    Some 200 often armed youths seemed to be leading the violence targeting police with warnings officers would eventually be forced to return fire unless this ceased.

    The government of the French Overseas Territory of New Caledonia, to the east of Australia appealed to security forces and issued a 12-hour overnight curfew for Tuesday night following violent protests and rioting in the capital Noumea.

  • Wednesday, February 21st 2024 - 16:12 UTC

    French FM stops by in Buenos Aires ahead of Rio summit

    Séjourné and Mondino are both attending the G20 convention in Rio

    Argentine President Javier Milei met in Buenos Aires Tuesday with France's Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné to strengthen bilateral ties and trade between the two countries.

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 10:09 UTC

    France slams the door on the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement

    French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal confirms France's opposition to the EU-Mercosur trade deal, addressing farmers' concerns.

    In a move to address the ongoing protests by French farmers, Prime Minister Gabriel Attal unequivocally declared France's rejection of the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement. The decision, previously hinted at by President Emmanuel Macron, aims to alleviate the grievances of farmers who have been blocking roads and highways across the country. France's two largest farmers' unions said in a statement that they will lay siege to Paris from Monday.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    French PM says his country would not endorse EU-Mercosur deal

    President Macron “has always opposed” such an understanding, Attal explained

    French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal Friday announced his country's decision once again to oppose the free trade deal between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur amid protests from local farmers objecting to President Emmanuel Macron's latest measures affecting agrifood production.