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In shift to ‘realpolitik’, Macron drops French calls to oust Assad

President Emmanuel Macron has said France no longer sees Bashar al-Assad’s departure as a pre-condition to resolving the Syrian conflict, ending his predecessor’s intransigent stance on the “Butcher of Damascus”.

Champs-Élysées attacker pledged allegiance to IS group

A French prosecutor says a man who was killed when he drove a car packed with arms and explosives into a police convoy had pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group.

Paris rolls out anti-pollution measures amid European heat wave

Authorities in Paris this week rolled out a series of measures to limit pollution, which has reached worrying levels amid a heat wave gripping France and other European countries.

Macron dials back ‘Assad must go’ position

President Emmanuel Macron said in remarks published on Wednesday that he saw no legitimate successor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and that France no longer considered his departure a pre-condition to resolving the six-year conflict.

Macron reshuffles cabinet, boosts women to top posts

French President Emmanuel Macron brought several little-known figures into his government Wednesday as part of a reshuffle after corruption scandals started tarnishing his young Cabinet.

Key Macron ally François Bayrou quits French government

France's justice minister, who was preparing a draft law to clean up politics but whose party is targeted for possible investigation, resigned on Wednesday to avoid compromising President Emmanuel Macron's government, according to French media.

Diversity gains ground in France's new-look National Assembly after vote

Legislative elections that concluded in France on Sunday brought sweeping renewal with a younger, more feminine and – according to a FRANCE 24 count – a more diverse cohort of lawmakers now set to enter the lower house National Assembly.

Weapons cache found at home of Champs-Élysées attacker

A man killed while ramming a car loaded with guns and a gas canister into a police van on Paris's Champs-Élysées stored a cache of weapons at his home and had a gun permit, French officials revealed on Tuesday.

From Le Monde: 254 percent surge in Britons seeking French citizenship as Brexit looms

In 2016, 1,363 British nationals applied for French citizenship, compared to 385 in 2015, according to figures obtained by Le Monde.

French defence minister quits over new EU fake jobs inquiry

French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard announced her resignation on Tuesday over a fake jobs scandal that has hit her small centrist MoDem party, allied with President Emmanuel Macron's party.

French journalist killed in Iraq's Mosul

A French journalist has been killed in Mosul after a mine exploded in the war-torn city, public broadcaster France Televisions said Tuesday.

Founder Jean-Marie Le Pen says daughter Marine should quit National Front leadership

Marine Le Pen should step down as leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN) after disappointing results in the presidential and parliamentary elections, her father who founded the anti-establishment party said on Tuesday.

Anti-establishment filmmaker Ruffin wins a seat in France's parliament

Long known for his anti-establishment views, his election to France’s National Assembly makes leftist journalist and filmmaker François Ruffin a part of the very system he has been fighting.

Wave of young lawmakers elected in France, even as contemporaries shun vote

France’s lower house National Assembly has seen a sweeping renewal after Sunday's second round election brought a considerably younger legislature to the 577-seat chamber.

Women to take more than a third of seats in France's parliament

In the second round of legislative elections on Sunday, 223 women were elected to France’s lower house. With 38.65% of seats in the National Assembly, the election marks a new record for female representation in the French parliament.