Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Search results

931-940 results from 1000 for query «france»

May 10, 2017 12:40 PM Outcry over Netflix films prompts Cannes to change rules

After a backlash over programming Netflix films, the Cannes Film Festival says it will, beginning next year, only accept theatrically released films for its prestigious Palme d'Or competition. In a statement Wednesday, the French festival said it has adapted its rule to require films in competition to be distributed in French movie theaters. The festival 45

May 10, 2017 9:30 AM Trump and Tillerson welcome Russia's top diplomat

With Washington in an uproar over James Comey's firing amid his Russia probe, the president and his secretary of state are welcoming Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to town. When Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov arrives in Washington today for talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson—and an Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump 48

May 9, 2017 6:40 PM Car 'intentionally rammed' Tour de France winner Chris Froome

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome was "intentionally rammed" and launched from his bicycle by what he claimed was an impatient driver. Froome was training in Beausoleil, France, and posted a photo of the aftermath, revealing a bike with a mangled rear rim and tire and bent from rim. "Just got rammed on purpose by an impatient driver who followed 38

May 9, 2017 6:06 PM Emmanuel Macron’s Economic Plans for France Draw Pushback

Proposals to free up labor market while preserving welfare state spark protest from powerful unions PARIS—French President-elect Emmanuel Macron wants to reconcile his country with globalization. The modest economic changes he is proposing to do so are already provoking resistance. The victor in Sunday’s French presidential election ran as a reformer 48

May 9, 2017 3:09 PM Something You Didn't Know About Emmanuel Macron: He's A Pianist

There's a musical asterisk on French president-elect Emmanuel Macron's bio: He is an avid amateur pianist. It's a facet of his life occasionally noted in passing, as in this piece from the French radio network Europe 1 titled "The Things You Don't Yet Know About Emmanuel Macron." Along with mentioning his abiding fondness for karaoke, Europe 1 reported 53

May 9, 2017 8:58 AM Froome hit by car on training ride

Tour de France champion lucky to escape hit-and-run incident without injury Chris Froome was knocked off his bike by a motorist today, posting a photo of his mangled Team Sky Pinarello bike on his social media accounts. The Tour de France champion was continuing his training back at home in the south of France after riding the Tour de Romandie, but said he was hit on purpose 39

May 8, 2017 10:54 PM Why the populists didn’t win France’s presidential election

Following the seismic shocks of the Brexit referendum and the victory of Donald Trump, commentators worldwide fixed their sights on the French presidential election as the next potential populist upheaval. But it never happened. Emmanuel Macron, the centrist, pro-European Union candidate, demolished Marine Le Pen, the far-right ultranationalist, in a landslide 70

May 8, 2017 5:07 PM Macron’s victory buoys the European Union after a string of setbacks

BRUSSELS — As French President-elect Emmanuel Macron strode to his victory rally to the tune of the European Union’s anthem, E.U. advocates could scarcely believe their luck: The next French leader had scored an emphatic win embracing a partnership loathed by populist voters across the continent. His opponent, Euroskeptic Marine Le Pen, could have shattered 84

May 7, 2017 11:48 PM Emmanuel Macron’s Win in France Offers a Reprieve for Europe’s Single Currency

Opponent Marine Le Pen raised valid criticisms of the euro and EU; Macron now has five years to prove her wrong Emmanuel Macron should thank the euro. While there were a lot of things French voters didn’t like about Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Front, perhaps foremost was her promise to ditch the common currency and bring back the franc, with the implicit 30

May 7, 2017 11:13 PM French Companies Cheer Emmanuel Macron’s Victory

Former investment banker’s platform is seen as strongly pro-business PARIS—The victory of Emmanuel Macron is a relief to French business executives who welcomed the election of a president they see as strongly business-friendly. As economy minister under a Socialist president, the 39-year-old former investment banker said that France needs young people 55