Union leaders have vowed to keep up their protest unless Macron drops the pension overhaul, the latest move in the centrist president's push to reform wide swathes of the French economy.
A group that observes police conduct at yellow vest protests said officers had attacked five of their number during the demonstration, injuring one of them.
The new premier, Jean Castex, was drawn from the right-wing opposition to Macron's centrist party, and was totally unknown to most in France until now.
Berlin's chairing of the 26-member bloc will be its last with Merkel in charge, and could be the one that defines the legacy of the leader dubbed the "eternal chancellor".
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Ivory Coast on Friday to celebrate Christmas with French troops, saying Paris would work to give “new force” to the regional fight against militants.
In keeping with tradition, President Emmanuel Macron on Friday will celebrate Christmas with French soldiers posted abroad, travelling this year to Ivory Coast as Paris seeks to strengthen regional ties against militants.
A walk along Avenue de l’Opéra in Paris on a weekday morning is like a time-machine allowing you to experience the same excitement as 25 years ago, including the frantic search
We missed two years, but one of the great institutions of the uncodified British constitution is back. The Peter Mandelson Memorial Dim Sum Supper has finally reconvened
French President Emmanuel Macron announced an 8 billion euro ($8.8 billion) plan to make France the top producer of clean energy vehicles in Europe and urged French carmakers to make vehicles in their own country.