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France snubs Donald Trump’s appeal to repatriate ISIS fighters en masse

France will for now not act on U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for European allies to repatriate hundreds of Islamic State fighters from Syria, taking back militants on a “case-by-case” basis.
The SDF says it is holding more than 900 foreign fighters accused of joining ISIL [Rodi Said-Reuters]

US asks Europe, others, to repatriate ISIS fighters held in Syria

The United States has called on European nations and other countries to repatriate and prosecute their citizens who traveled to Syria to fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).
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Fire at workers’ accommodation in French ski resort kills two people

Two people have been killed after a large fire broke out in the upmarket French ski resort of Courchevel.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2018 a French riot police officer aims at protesters wearing yellow vests (gilets jaunes) with a non-lethal hand-held weapon (LBD40) during a demonstration against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. – The number of serious injuries caused by non-lethal hand-held weapons (LBD 40) harbours anger and mistrust towards the French government and the police, who have had to call its forces to be more cautious. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

French police under fire as ‘yellow vests’ casualty toll mounts

Twenty years ago Jean-Marc Michaud was a paratrooper who proudly marched with the army down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on France’s national holiday.
A protester dressed as Santa Claus and wearing a yellow vest (gilet jaune) take part in a demonstration against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, on December 15, 2018. – The “Yellow Vests” (Gilets Jaunes) movement in France originally started as a protest about planned fuel hikes but has morphed into a mass protest against President’s policies and top-down style of governing. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP)

French government to rush through concessions for ‘yellow vests’

The French government is set to rush tax cuts and a rise in the minimum wage through parliament in a bid to end the “yellow vest” protests which appear to be waning after a month of disruption.
This video grab from footage taken and released on November 14, 2018 by French television channel TF1 shows French President Emmanuel Macron speaking during a televised interview with the channel aboard the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, off the coast of Toulon, southern France. (Photo by Handout / TF1 / AFP) /

Emmanuel Macron’s ratings fall further after month of protests

A month of “yellow vest” protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, a new poll showed Sunday, with analysts saying he will be forced to change his style of governing.
Protestors wearing “yellow vest” (gilet jaune) gesture on December 8, 2018 near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a protest against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes. – Paris was on high alert on December 8 with major security measures in place ahead of fresh “yellow vest” protests which authorities fear could turn violent for a second weekend in a row. (Photo by Eric FEFERBERG / AFP)

France ‘yellow vest’ protesters gather on decisive weekend

"Yellow vest" demonstrators have gathered in central Paris for a fifth weekend of protests in defiance of calls by the French government to stay at home.

French premier calls for ‘national unity’ after Paris violence

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says it’s time for dialogue "to knit our national unity back together," after Paris violence
Tear gas floats in the air near the Arc de Triomphe as protesters wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher diesel taxes, demonstrate in Paris, France, December 1, 2018. REUTERS-Stephane Mahe

300 detained as Paris braces for ‘yellow vest’ protests

Paris police detained nearly 300 people Saturday ahead of fresh anti-government “yellow vest” protests which authorities fear could turn violent for a third weekend in a row.
French President Emmanuel Macron said violent protesters would be 'brought to justice' [Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt-AFP]

Emmanuel Macron visits Arc de Triomphe after worst Paris riots in a decade

French President Emmanuel Macron has visited the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, a day after the famous landmark was defaced during riots, as the government considers imposing a state of emergency.
A protestor gestures during a traffic slow down operation on the fourth day of action by the "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes in French) movement against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into a widespread protest against stagnant spending power under French President, in Rennes western France, on November 20, 2018. - Hundreds of thousands of people blockaded roads across France on November 17, 2018 wearing high-visibility yellow vests in a national wave of defiance aimed at centrist President Emmanuel Macron. (Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM GOMIS / AFP)

French police dislodge fuel protesters as movement wanes

French police moved to dislodge protesters blocking roads and fuel depots on Tuesday as the government took a harder line on the so-called "yellow vest" movement against environmental taxes on fuel.
A road blocked by protestors in Souffelweyersheim, eastern France. AFP

‘Yellow vest’ protests against Emmanuel Macron snarl traffic across France

Thousands of drivers blocked roads across France on Saturday in a “yellow vest” movement against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into a widespread protest against stagnant spending power under President Emmanuel Macron.
This handout photo released by BMPM/SM shows firemen covering a body at the site where two buildings collapsed, on November 6, 2018 in Marseille, southern France. - French rescue workers were searching into the night for possible victims under the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that suddenly collapsed in the centre of Marseille. (Photo by Loic AEDO / BMPM/SM Aedo / AFP) /

New demolitions halt search in deadly French building collapse

Two dilapidated buildings next to those which collapsed in southern France were to be demolished Thursday, forcing rescue workers to call off their search after six bodies were pulled from the rubble.
This handout photo released by BMPM/SM shows firemen working and removing rubble at the site where two buildings collapsed, on November 5, 2018 in Marseille, southern France. - French rescue workers were searching into the night for possible victims under the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that suddenly collapsed in the centre of Marseille. (Photo by Loic AEDO and HO / BMPM/SM Aedo / AFP) /

Anger in France as six killed in Marseille building collapse

A sixth body was found Wednesday in the wreckage of two dilapidated buildings that collapsed in the French city of Marseille, where furious residents have accused authorities of ignoring warnings about the state of housing for the poorest.
Firefighters work at the scene where buildings collapsed in Marseille, southern France. Claude Paris-AP

Eight feared dead in building collapse

As many as eight people might have died in the southern French city of Marseille in two building collapses, officials said Tuesday after the first body was pulled out from the wreckage.
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Emmanuel Macron announces cabinet reshuffle in bid to regain momentum

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a successor to the post as part of a wider government reshuffle, two weeks after the resignation of French interior minister Gerard Collomb.
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President Macron draws fire with career advice to young job-seeker

French President Emmanuel Macron was facing fresh criticism Sunday after telling an aspiring gardener that he could easily find a job if he would simply start looking in high-demand sectors like restaurants or construction.
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French party sacks security worker who joined Macron aide in demo

French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party has sacked the security official filmed alongside an aide to Macron as the latter appeared to assault May Day protesters.

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