France Introduces Tough Migrant Deportation Bill

World | Will Racke
The French government defended a new immigration bill as "completely balanced" on February 21 despite criticism from rights groups and some ruling party lawmakers that it will lead to thousands of extra deportations. The draft law, which criminalises illegal border crossings and speeds up procedures to deport economic migrants, was presented to the cabinet of President Emmanuel Macron for the first time. AFP/Getty Images

‘It is absolutely necessary’

Macron Wants To Limit Price Wars Following Nutella Riots

Video | Gabrielle Okun

‘Couldn’t happen again’

Macron Lectures On Global Warming At Davos As France Misses Climate Targets

Energy | Michael Bastasch
France's President Emmanuel Macron attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos

France failed to meet its global warming target

European Union Launches Commission Against 'Fake News'

World | Joe Simonson
Hand with megaphone and the message "fake news" (Shutterstock/fotogestoeber)

Google, Twitter, and Facebook will also serve as members of the commission

Street Gang Brutally Stomps Police Woman Over New Year's Celebrations

Video | Grace Carr

‘Cowardly and criminal lynching of police’

France Deploys 97,000 Security Personnel To Keep Christmas Safe

World | Jacob Bojesson
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (L) meets police forces during a visit at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, as France officially ended a state of emergency regime, replacing it with the introduction of a new security law, France, November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Welcome to the new normal

Palestinians Use 'Christmas Message' To Promise No Peace Deal With US

World | Joshua Gill
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a press statement with French President (unseen) after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, December 22, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Mori/Pool

‘We are inspired by the message of Jesus’

France To Ban All Oil And Gas Drilling By 2040

Energy | Michael Bastasch
French President Emmanuel Macron attends a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

France already banned fracking

Macron's Newly-Formed Party Could Face Mass Exits

Video | Jacob Bojesson

It hasn’t been easy

Four Teens Dead After School Bus 'Cut In Two' By Train In France

Education | Rob Shimshock
Rescue workers are seen on the site of collision between train and school bus in Millas, France December 14, 2017 in this handout picture. Must Credit France Bleu Roussillon/Handout via REUTERS

Nineteen people were wounded

Macron Admits Paris Deal Took Major Hit After Trump Left

Energy | Chris White
French President Emmanuel Macron attends the One Planet Summit at the Seine Musicale center in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, France, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

‘We are facing an ongoing emergency’

Wealthy Activists Rely On Fossil Fuels To Get To Macron's Climate Summit

Energy | Michael Bastasch
French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte pose as they arrive for a dinner hosted by Special envoy to the United Nations for climate change Michael Bloomberg at the Grand Palais, on the eve of the One Planet Summit held in Paris

‘Carbon neutrality’

Paris Residents Threaten Hunger Strike If Migrants Aren't Cleared From The Streets

World | Jacob Bojesson
Migrants sit in their tents at a makeshift migrant camp on a street near the metro stations of Jaures and Stalingrad in Paris, France, October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

‘Pavement is sometimes soaked in urine’

France's Nativity Ban Legally Flouted By Macron Rival

World | Joshua Gill
Laurent Wauquiez, the front-runner for the leadership of French conservative party "Les Republicains" (The Republicans) attends a political rally in Paris, France November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

‘Stop apologizing for their Judeo-Christian roots’

Macron Tells Moroccan Woman To Leave The Country

Video | Jacob Bojesson

‘I cannot give French papers to everyone’

French President Plans To Outlaw Insulting Women

World | Amber Randall
French President Emmanuel Macron holds a Legion d'Honneur during a military award ceremony in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris, France, November 27, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

‘Issue fines’

France Set To Make 'Gender-Based Insults' Illegal

World | Jacob Bojesson
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo (L) attend a minute of silence as they stand in front of a commemorative plaque facing the 'Le Carillon' bar and 'Le Petit Cambodge' restaurant during a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the Paris attacks of November 2015 in which 130 people were killed, in Paris, France, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Etienne Laurent/Pool

‘It is essential that shame changes camp’