Posts Tagged ‘FRANCE’

Macron, the Yellow Vests and the Redemptive face of politics

On November 17th, 2018 large crowds began blockading roads around France dressed in the high-visibility yellow jackets that all French cars must store. Their initial demands focused on stopping a new fuel levy introduced to reduce carbon emissions and raise money for investments in renewables. However, this has not been the French government’s only problem: a recent survey has suggested the French are the most pessimistic people in Europe seeing little hope in the future either for themselves or the country, hate crime has risen dramatically, and, remnants of the Yellow Vests continue to organize violent demonstrations around the country. ...

French police hunt hit-and-run driver who killed 9-year-old boy

French police Thursday intensified a manhunt for a driver who killed a nine-year-old boy of Turkish origin and then fled the scene, in a hit-and-run accident that has sparked nationwide outrage.

French senators backtrack on changes to relax abortion law

The French Senate has backtracked on proposed changes to the country’s abortion law, just as the United States passes ever-stricter measures to discourage women from seeking abortion.
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