Former French culture minister to head UNESCO
The campaign to succeed UNESCO's outgoing chief Irina Bokova was overshadowed by Washington's announcement Thursday that it planned to withdraw from the Paris-based body after years of tensions over decisions seen as critical of Israel.
France's Macron launches second round of reforms
French President Emmanuel Macron launched round two of his ambitious domestic reform programme on Wednesday, welcoming business leaders and trade unionists for talks about a highly sensitive overhaul of unemployment benefits.
French public servants in the street over Macron reforms
More than 100,000 French public sector workers angered by Emmanuel Macron's plans to freeze their pay and eliminate jobs went on strike Tuesday, amplifying opposition to the president's cost-cutting, pro-business agenda.
France's Macron under fire for new slur against workers
French President Emmanuel Macron came under fire Thursday for accusing disgruntled workers of "stirring up shit" just weeks after calling critics of his labour reforms "slackers".
Macron's vision for Europe: 5 key themes
From taxes on internet giants to six-month stints for European students in neighbouring countries, French President Emmanuel Macron set out wide-ranging proposals for EU reforms on Tuesday.
Macron government to unveil belt-tightening first budget
French President Emmanuel Macron's government is set to unveil its first annual budget on Wednesday, balancing tricky priorities as it seeks to cut taxes while also slashing the deficit.
French left to stage street showdown over Macron reforms
The third in a series of nationwide protests comes a day after Macron signed his signature reforms into law using a fast-tracked procedure that avoided a lengthy parliamentary debate.
France's Macron enacts his contested labour reforms
President Emmanuel Macron on Friday signed sweeping changes to France's complex labour code into law, ramming through a landmark reform four months into his administration despite protests from some trade unionists.