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Alleged Bomb Scare Delays Cannes Film Screening

CANNES, France (AP) — A bomb scare has caused the Cannes Film Festival to briefly evacuate the Debussy theater before the first screening of director Michel Hazanavicius’ movie “Redoubtable,” a film in competition for the Palme d’Or prize.

Macron Calls for Countries’ to do More in Fight Against Extremism

GAO, Mali (AP) — On his first official trip outside Europe, new French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday highlighted his determination to crush extremism but said “other countries can do more” to help protect Europe from the threat. He was visiting France’s largest overseas military operation, which is combating jihadist groups in West Africa.

President Macron Unveils New French Government

PARIS (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron is set to end the suspense over his first government on Wednesday after a 24-hour delay in unveiling what he has promised will be a new-look cabinet. On the campaign trail ahead of his election

Le Pen Now Aims to Lead French Opposition

NANTERRE, France (AP) — Marine Le Pen’s National Front party is betting on June legislative elections to become the leading opposition force to French President Emmanuel Macron, who defeated her in a landslide victory. But the party is dropping for

Macron’s Parliamentary Candidates Gather in Paris

PARIS (AP) – Candidates running under the banner of France’s President-elect Emmanuel Macron gathered Saturday in Paris for a training workshop ahead of crucial parliamentary elections in June. His Republic on the Move movement announced an initial list of 428

Avalanche in French Alps Leaves Three Dead

LYON (AFP) – A late-season avalanche killed two skiers and their guide in the French Alps near the Italian border Tuesday, local officials said. The avalanche struck in the Albaron area, the mayor of nearby Bonneval-sur-Arc, Gabriel Blanc, told AFP.