France

12 Terror Attacks Foiled in France This Year

Twelve terror plots have been thwarted in France since the start of the year, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Tuesday, warning that the threat remains "strong".

Among the previously unpublicized cases was a planned attack, foiled in May, on an air force training school in the southern town of Salon-de-Provence, the minister said, without giving details.

Macron's imperative vision for Europe

Emmanuel Macron's initiative for a European revival expresses the French president's need to make his mark early as a reformer not only in his country but in the rest of the European Union as well. It is also part of a long line of French proposals to establish peace on the continent through the cooperation of its states.

Thousands Protest in Paris Against the Labor Reform of Macron

Thousands of people protested in Paris against the reform of the Labor Code, signed by President Emmanuel Macron, the world agencies say.

Demonstrators gathered at the call of the leader of the extreme left, Jean-Luc Melanchon, Darik reports. Melanchon promised a "social cyclone" to the opposition against the President's reform.

Loup Bureau, French journalist freed from Turkey, arrives home

French reporter Loup Bureau, who had been held on "terror" charges in Turkey in a case that sparked tensions between Ankara and France, arrived in Paris on Sept. 17 after being freed.

Bureau, 27, arrived onboard an Air France jet at Charles de Gaulle Airport on a flight from Istanbul, the campaign group Reporters without Borders (RSF) said in a tweet.

French Protests Target Macron Labour Reforms

In the first big test of Emmanuel Macron's presidency, protests have begun in cities across France against changes to the country's labour laws, reported BBC. 

Some 4,000 strikes have been called too, but two of the biggest unions have distanced themselves from the action.

Marches were due in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Nantes and the other main cities.

Macron's visit thrills visitors too

Tourists take photographs as French President Emmanuel Macron walks outside Athens Cathedral on Friday. France's president has called for greater European investment in Greece to help offset the cash-strapped country's increasing reliance on non-European countries, notably China. [Elena Becatoros/AP]

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