AJ Impact

Creditors may offer debt relief to virus-stung poor countries

French finance minister: 76 countries could be eligible to have debt payments worth a combined $20bn suspended.

Creditors may offer debt relief to virus-stung poor countries

France

As deaths rise, Macron warns France only at start of virus crisis

France is racing to beat coronavirus, President Emmanuel Macron says, as death toll nears 400 people.

As deaths rise, Macron warns France only at start of virus crisis

Middle East

Libya's Haftar meets Macron in Paris, says ready for ceasefire

Libyan military commander tells French president he will abide by a ceasefire if UN-recognised GNA also pledges to it.

Libya's Haftar meets Macron in Paris, says ready for ceasefire

UpFront

Protests in France: Have police gone too far?

We ask La Republique En Marche MP Roland Lescure why so many protesters have been injured and maimed.

UpFront

Is Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of covering up war crimes?

An ally of Myanmar's leader denies the scale of atrocities in Rakhine, and we challenge a French MP on police brutality.

AJ Impact

Zuckerberg backs digital tax that could boost Facebook's bill

Facebook will be in court starting next week to defend its strategy of shifting profit to Ireland, a lower-tax country.

Zuckerberg backs digital tax that could boost Facebook's bill

Europe

Macron vows 'fight of the century' against climate change

Macron visits melting glacier, but opponents decry it as an electoral stunt.

Macron vows 'fight of the century' against climate change

France

Macron: Europeans cannot remain spectators in new arms race

Macron seeks a leading role in post-Brexit EU nuclear strategy, using France's military clout to make his point.

Macron: Europeans cannot remain spectators in new arms race

AJ IMPACT

Thousands rally as French PM presents pension bill to ministers

Interior ministry says 249,000 join protest, with demonstrators calling for end to government's planned reform project.

Thousands rally as French PM presents pension bill to ministers

Emmanuel Macron

Macron to Israeli security: 'I don't like what you did'

President Macron angered as Israeli security enter Church of St Anne, which is considered French territory.

France

Police use tear gas in new 'yellow vest' protests in Paris

Demonstrators shouted slogans denouncing the police, President Macron and his pension reforms on Saturday.

Police use tear gas in new 'yellow vest' protests in Paris

Africa

France reaffirms Sahel presence but root cause of crisis unsolved

After talks, analysts say French military strategy extension will not end violence, stress political goals must be met.

France reaffirms Sahel presence but root cause of crisis unsolved

France

France, Sahel nations to bolster military cooperation

French President Macron commits to extra 220 troops in push against fighters in the Sahel.

France, Sahel nations to bolster military cooperation

Africa

What's at stake as Macron set to host G5 Sahel leaders

French role, security set to dominate Macron's talks with leaders from Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad.

France's Macron to host G5 Sahel presidents in Pau

AJ IMPACT

Thousands join protests over pension reform across France

More than 400,000 join rallies as transport strike enters 36th day, but broader support for movement dwindles.

Thousands join protests over pension reform across France