Natacha Butler


New French parliament sees many novice MPs

Many members of France’s new parliament are political novices as part of President Emmanuel Macron’s attempts to transform the political landscape and usher in fresh faces.


Macron: Door open for UK to stay in EU

France President Emmanuel Macron says the door remains open for Britain to stay in the European Union as long as Brexit negotiations continue.


French legislative elections: Macron seeks majority in parliament

Voters cast their ballots on Sunday for who they would like to represent them in France's National Assembly. It is the first round of voting in parliamentary elections, with President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party favoured to win a majority.


France's Macron seeks parliamentary majority to implement reforms

French voters return to the polls on Sunday for the parliamentary elections. Thousands of candidates from across the political spectrum are running for the 577 seats.


Paris bids strong for 2024 Olympics

Paris and Los Angeles are bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee will soon meet to discuss whether they will award the 2024 and 2028 events at the same time. Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Paris.


Macron and Putin seek to reset relations in France talks

French President Emmanuel Macron has hosted his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in France for talks aimed at resetting relations.


Taste of Paris: Three-star cuisine at fast food prices

Do you have sophisticated taste for food but a fast-food budget? Well, a festival in Paris is offering foodies the chance to eat dishes prepared by some of France's top chefs for just a few dollars.


France’s Macron holds first cabinet meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron's newly-appointed government has held its first cabinet meeting. The cabinet is made up of conservatives, socialists and people from outside of politics.


France: President-elect Macron announces list of candidates

A new poll puts Macron’s En Marche! party on course to win 29 percent of votes in next month's parliamentary elections. The party candidates for the parliamentary elections are from all walks of life. Many are women, most have no political background.


France: Defeated Marine Le Pen eyes parliamentary vote

After losing the Presidency, Marine Le Pen is now turning her focus to next month's parliamentary elections. Her far-right National Front party has two seats but is aiming to win many more.


French election: Le Pen, Macron gear up for final TV debate

It has been the most closely followed French election in years and millions of people are expected to watch the final TV debate between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen.


French voters to decide country's EU future

The French presidential election could prove to be crucial for Europe. Marine Le Pen, the anti-Europe far-right presidential candidate, says she will consider pulling France out of the EU.