Macron replaces French PM after election rout
French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday named a senior but low-profile bureaucrat as prime minister to replace Edouard Philippe, the first move in a widely expected cabinet reshuffle after dismal local election showings for the ruling party.
PM says France 'not racist' as Floyd tribute held in Paris
Thousands paid tribute to George Floyd in Paris on Tuesday as the prime minister insisted that France and its security forces were "not racist", following a string of allegations of heavy-handedness and police brutality.
French PM to present strategy on ending virus lockdown
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will on Tuesday present the national strategy for emerging from the coronavirus lockdown, his office told AFP. His announcement at the National Assembly will be followed by a debate and a vote.
French PM warns 'difficult' days ahead over coronavirus
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe raised the alarm Friday over an "extremely high" surge in coronavirus cases in the country and warned things will be "difficult" in the coming days.
French PM defends questioning of reporters over weapons after outcry
France's prime minister on Thursday defended the interrogation by the secret service of three reporters who published details over French arms sales to the Gulf, after an outcry by press freedom activists.
French PM urges joint stand to drive back jihadists in Sahel
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday urged partners to commit to stand with Paris in driving back jihadi violence in the Sahel.
Close New Caledonia independence vote raises questions for France
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe flew into New Caledonia on Monday hailing the Pacific territory's rejection of independence -- but the closer-than-expected referendum raises questions over France's grip on the strategic islands.
French PM dodges rights questions in Vietnam
France does not "sweep anything under a rug" when it comes to the issue of human rights in Vietnam, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe insisted on Sunday, after sidestepping questions over the Asian country's dismal record on dissent.
French rail strike resumes as government warns it won't back down
French rail workers launched their latest two-day strike on Sunday over plans to overhaul the heavily indebted train operator SNCF, the biggest test yet to President Emmanuel Macron's drive to reform the country's economy. Neither side appears ready to back down, with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe warning that the government would not be deterred despite…