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17 October 2017 8:00 PM Hollande slams Trump's 'double fault' over Iran nuclear deal

Seoul - Former French president Francois Hollande has slammed Donald Trump's hardline stance on the Iran nuclear deal - which Paris helped to negotiate - as a "double fault", warning the US president's "unpredictability" threatened global stability. Trump's threat to ditch the landmark 2015 agreement, which saw Tehran dramatically scale back its nuclear 48

23 September 2017 11:04 PM French opposition protests Macron’s new labor laws

PARIS — Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of the French capital Saturday, condemning the new labor laws of President Emmanuel Macron. The demonstrators gathered at the behest of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the radical leftist who has emerged as the principal opposition figure to France’s centrist president, a former investment banker. Two and a quarter 29

19 June 2017 2:03 PM Macron faces hurdles, despite massive boost

French President Emmanuel Macron’s upstart party, En Marche! (Forward!), won a stunning victory in Sunday’s legislative elections. With this latest big boost, the youngest president in the six decade-long Fifth Republic has transformed the country’s political landscape in a matter of weeks and has potential to become one of the country’s most successful-ever 24

19 June 2017 4:31 AM Macron wins clear majority in French parliament, but falls short of landslide

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party swept to a large majority in parliamentary elections on Sunday, although it fell short of a predicted landslide. Macron's year-old Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move, REM) and their allies won 351 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly, final results showed after the second round of an election 34

18 June 2017 7:05 PM Macron party wins massive majority in French parliament

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party won a massive majority in parliamentary elections on Sunday, early projections showed, dominating the country's traditional forces in a dramatic re-drawing of the political map. Macron's year-old Republic on the Move (REM) and their allies were set to win between 355 and 425 seats in the 577-seat 37

12 June 2017 9:37 AM Macron headed for huge majority, but low turnout a concern

Cambadelis appealed to voters not to give Macron a monopoly on power. French voters have put President Emmanuel Macron’s party on course for a crushing parliamentary majority, though a record low turnout in the first round of voting raised concerns Monday over the strength of his future mandate. Projections showed Macron widening his centrist revolution 47

12 June 2017 6:12 AM France's Macron heads for crushing parliamentary majority

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron's party is on course for an overwhelming parliamentary majority, after Sunday's first round of voting for the National Assembly left traditional parties in disarray. Projections showed Macron widening his centrist revolution, with his Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move, REM) party and its ally MoDem tipped 58

16 May 2017 12:36 PM Macron puts finishing touch to new-look French Cabinet

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to unveil his cabinet on Tuesday, a delicate balancing act for the centrist who has promised to include faces from the left and right as well as political newcomers. On Monday, his first day in office, Macron named centre-right MP Edouard Philippe as prime minister and travelled to Berlin for talks with German 37

16 May 2017 6:06 AM Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Emmanuel Macron seek to revitalise ties to bolster European Union

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have expressed their determination to revitalise the countries' alliance to create a more effective, protective and integrated European Union (EU). German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have expressed their determination to revitalise the countries’ alliance 26

15 May 2017 9:32 AM When men in power marry older women

It's a sentiment many French women seem to relate to. Speaking to The Washington Post's Mary Jordan ahead of the election, some suggested that the Macrons' marriage was social "revenge" for years of powerful men seeking younger wives. But it raises the question: Just how unusual is Macron's May-December romance in French politics anyway? When he takes 41