Tag: France

France Bans Short Domestic Flights, But Not Much Changes

When the French government officially enacted a ban on short domestic flights this week, it hailed the measure as proof that France was at the vanguard of ambitious climate change policies. But critics say it’s much ado about almost nothing. “We are the first to do it,” President Emmanuel Macron wrote in a celebratory message […]

Anger Over Pensions Law Fuels May Day Protests in France

French workers headed to the streets across the country on Monday, as the annual May Day demonstrations in France coincided with smoldering anger over an unpopular pension overhaul that President Emmanuel Macron pushed through last month. From Le Havre in the north to Marseille in the south, tens of thousands of people had taken to […]

Marlène Schiappa Posed for Playboy (Clothed). France Is Looking, and Talking.

For almost a week, after word leaked that the French cabinet minister Marlène Schiappa would appear on the cover of French Playboy, the country’s talking heads have debated whether it is appropriate for a self-described feminist to appear in a magazine known for its nude centerfolds. The prime minister rebuked the minister’s timing amid monthslong […]

Pension Vote Looms in France After Protests: Live Updates

France’s Senate approved President Emmanuel Macron’s widely unpopular plans to raise the retirement age by two years on Thursday, setting the stage for a decisive, if far more unpredictable, vote in the National Assembly, the lower house, later in the day. After waves of protests and rolling strikes that disrupted public transportation and left garbage […]

Teacher in France Dies After Student Stabs Her, Government Says

PARIS — A teacher at a Catholic high school in a town in southwest France died on Wednesday after a 16-year-old student stabbed her, a spokesman for the French government, Olivier Véran, said. A local prosecutor, Jérôme Bourrier, said his office had opened a homicide investigation and that the student, who was not previously known […]

U.K. and France Sign New Deal to Stem Small-Boat Crossings

LONDON — Britain and France signed a new agreement on Monday to stem the growing number of small boats carrying migrants over the busy waterway between them, a sign of thawing relations on an issue that has become a sore point for the embattled British government. Under the agreement, Britain will pay France some 72.2 […]

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