France's strikes against the railway reforms are hitting harder and may end up putting the French president’s broader reform plans in danger. But Macron is unyielding, even at the risk of losing the people’s support.
Thousands turned out in cities across France for the latest round of yellow vest demonstrations. Protesters lamented their disappointment in Macron — one woman told DW that the crisis "ends when Macron is booted out."
Answering a call from French president Emmanuel Macron to donate funds for the reconstruction of the fire-ravaged Paris landmark, two of the country's wealthiest families have stepped forward offering millions in aid.
The French PM has presented the results of the "grand national debate," but critics have not been silenced. Now, the "yellow vests" nationwide have announced a fresh wave of protests, and what comes next is unclear.
The leaders of China, Germany, France and the EU have held "unprecedented" talks on building a new global governance. The challenge for Europe is how to balance ties in the face of Beijing's growing global influence.
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