Emmanuel Macron

French Govt Launches $118 Billion Virus Recovery Plan

PARIS (AP) — Facing resurgent virus infections, France’s government is unveiling details Thursday of a 100 billion-euro ($118 billion) recovery plan aimed at creating jobs, saving struggling businesses and pulling the country out of its worst economic slump since World War II.

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Bastille Day Battle: Antifa and Protesters Clash With Police in Paris

Chaos erupted in France as thousands of protesters flooded onto the streets of Paris to mark Bastille Day. Members of the Yellow Vest Movement (Gilets Jaunes), Antifa, and other black-bloc agitators joined the crowds, which quickly devolved into riots, with attacks being launched against the local police.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 14: French Police push back protestors and spray pepper spray during an Bastille Day Anti Government Protest near Place de la Bastille on July 14, 2020 in Paris, France. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many Bastille Day events have been cancelled. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)

France Will Not ‘Erase History’ by Removing Statues, Says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron promised to not remove any statue in the country, proclaiming that France will not erase its history. The pledge came amidst international Black Lives Matter campaigns to tear down tributes to historical figures deemed too controversial to remain standing by the modern left.

French president Emmanuel Macron speaks during a call conference to install the CARE committee (comite d'analyse, recherche et expertise) about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), at the Elysee Palace in Paris on March 24, 2020 on the eighth day of a lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the virus. (Photo …