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Tensions flare in French protests as pension dispute grinds on

Paris, France | AFP |  Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to streets across France on Thursday in the latest mass protests against a pensions overhaul that critics say could cut benefits even while requiring people to work longer before retiring. Tensions flared in Paris and other cities as some black-clad …

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Macron calls for greater ‘political clarity’ from Sahel allies

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP |  President Emmanuel Macron called for greater “political clarity” from Sahel countries hosting French troops fighting Islamist militants on Saturday, as he visited the troubled African region amid criticism of the former colonial power’s role. Macron arrived in Ivory Coast on Friday to celebrate Christmas with …

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France’s Macron to mark Xmas with troops on Africa visit

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP  In keeping with tradition, President Emmanuel Macron on Friday will celebrate Christmas with French soldiers posted abroad, travelling this year to Ivory Coast as Paris seeks to strengthen regional ties against Islamist militants. Far from protest strikes gripping France, Macron will share a dinner cooked by …

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Ursula von der Leyen: Merkel loyalist, favoured by Macron

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen, who takes the reins of the European Commission on Sunday, is a loyal confidante of Chancellor Angela Merkel whom she served as defence minister for six difficult years. The political blue-blood, medical doctor and mother-of-seven was long considered a likely successor …

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Macron, NATO chief hold talks in ‘brain death’ row

Paris, France | AFP |  NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will on Thursday confront Emmanuel Macron in Paris over the French president’s claim the alliance is suffering “brain death”, a charge that has set the stage for a testy NATO summit next week. Macron delivered his damning assessment in an interview earlier …

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Divisions rife as Germany marks 30 years since Berlin Wall fall

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Germany on Saturday marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall that ushered in the end of communism and national reunification, as the Western alliance that helped secure those achievements is riddled with divisions. Two days before the date that brought epochal change, France’s …

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