Natacha Butler

Natacha Butler

France

Thousands of public workers protest against Macron's reforms

Emmanuel Macron, who plans to cut 120,000 public sector jobs, is on a collision course with France's trade unions.

Thousands of public workers protest against Macron's reforms

Europe

Macron's first year: French divided over 'president of the rich'

Twelve months on, public opinion in France is divided on the country's youngest president.

Macron's first year: French divided over 'president of the rich'

Arts & Culture

France anniversary exhibitions mark 1968 uprising

Although the 1968 uprising failed to bring down the de Gaulle government, it had a lasting effect on French culture and on artistic expression.

France anniversary exhibitions mark 1968 uprising

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron's first year

One year into his presidency, France's Emmanuel Marcon faces a challenge in strikes and protests countrywide.

Emmanuel Macron's first year

Europe

France commemorating 50 years since 1968 uprising

Is France's current wave of protests the same as the 1968 uprising?

France commemorating 50 years since 1968 uprising

France

France launches bid to revive poor suburbs

Evreux, a town in the French region of Normandy, is one place where authorities are seeking best ways to invest in jobs, transport and education.

France launches bid to revive poor suburbs

Europe

Why is Macron courting Trump?

President Macron addressed US Congress to describe the French-US "very special relationship" and call for greater cooperation.

Why is Macron courting Trump?

Europe

Paris: Chaos for commuters as rail strike disrupts service

French rail unions have called for rolling strikes over benefits cuts, but the government says the national rail company, SNCF, must be reformed by 2020 when railways will be opened to foreign competition.

Paris: Chaos for commuters as rail strike disrupts service

France

France's autism treatment 'shameful'

The French government is setting out to tackle the poorly understood brain disorder with a national campaign launching this month.

France's autism treatment 'shameful'

France

France honours policeman killed in supermarket attack

Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame swapped places with a hostage during the supermarket attack in Trebes, saving her life, but losing his own.

France honours policeman killed in supermarket attack

Europe

France honours 'hero' officer who took place of hostage

Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame died of his injuries a day after being shot and stabbed during a supermarket siege where he traded places with one of the captives.

France honours 'hero' officer who took place of hostage

Business & Economy

Can Macron's reforms modernise France’s railway system?

The reforms will open up the rail network to foreign investors and scrap the special status given to rail workers.

Can Macron's reforms modernise France’s railway system?