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  • PARIS, May 10- French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday the government had tendered its resignation following France's presidential election and that he had asked it to handle day-to-day business until it is replaced. In a letter to Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Hollande wrote: "I would like you to handle current affairs until a new government...

  • PARIS, May 10- French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday the government had tendered its resignation following France's presidential election and that he had asked it to handle day-to-day business until it is replaced. In a letter to Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Hollande wrote: "I would like you to handle current affairs until a new government...

  • PARIS, May 10- French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday the government had tendered its resignation following France's presidential election and that he had asked it to handle day-to-day business until it is replaced. In a letter to Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Hollande wrote: "I would like you to handle current affairs until a new government...

  • PARIS, May 10- French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday the government had tendered its resignation following France's presidential election and that he had asked it to handle day-to-day business until it is replaced. In a letter to Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Hollande wrote: "I would like you to handle current affairs until a new government...

  • *Macron set to be France's youngest leader since Napoleon. PARIS, May 8- Emmanuel Macron was confronted on Monday with pressing reminders of the challenges facing him as France's next president, even as allies and some former rivals signalled their willingness to work closely with him. The 39- year-old centrist's victory over far-right nationalist Marine Le...

  • *Macron set to be France's youngest leader since Napoleon. PARIS, May 8- Emmanuel Macron was confronted on Monday with pressing reminders of the challenges facing him as France's next president, even as allies and some former rivals signalled their willingness to work closely with him. "He carries the hopes of millions of French people, and of many people in...

  • Macron and Hollande to appear at ceremony in Paris

    CNBC's Claire Fournier reports from Paris on Emmanuel Macron's first official appearance as French president-elect.

  • *Macron set to be France's youngest leader since Napoleon. PARIS, May 8- Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union. Even so, it was a record performance for the National Front, a party whose...

  • PARIS, May 8- Emmanuel Macron was due to attend a ceremony marking the Western allies' World War Two victory in Europe on Monday as relieved investment markets celebrated his election as French president. However, Macron prevailed with 66 percent of the vote to become France's youngest leader since Napoleon. "Political risk in Europe has been considered as a...

  • *Macron set to be France's youngest leader since Napoleon. PARIS, May 8- Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union. Even so, it was a record performance for the National Front, a party whose...

  • *Macron set to be France's youngest leader since Napoleon. PARIS, May 7- Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union. Even so, it was a record performance for the National Front, a party whose...

  • *Macron set to be France's youngest leader since Napoleon. PARIS, May 7- Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union. Even so, it was a record performance for the National Front, a party whose...

  • *Macron set to be France's youngest leader since Napoleon. PARIS, May 7- Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union. Even so, it was a record performance for the National Front, a party...

  • *Macron set to be France's youngest leader since Napoleon. PARIS, May 7- Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union, early projections showed. Le Pen's high-spending,...

  • PARIS, May 7- Unknown just three years ago, and with a party only 12 months old, Emmanuel Macron has seized the presidency against all the odds. To do that he must build a parliamentary majority that supports his election pledges in June legislative elections, when France's two established parties will put their huge machines to work. could win between 249 and 286...

  • *Polls predict Macron set for comfortable win over Le Pen. PARIS, May 6- France sought to keep a computer hack of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron's campaign emails from influencing the outcome of the presidential election, with the electoral commission warning on Saturday that it may be a criminal offence to republish the data. Macron's team said a "massive" hack had...

  • PARIS, May 3- Far-right leader Marine Le Pen criticised Emmanuel Macron, her centrist rival for the French presidency, as a "smirking banker" representing globalisation gone wild when the two met in a crucial pre-election TV debate on Wednesday. "Mr Macron is the candidate of globalisation, Uberisation," Le Pen said, firing an opening salvo. Voters go to the polls on...

  • *Macron could let nuclear reliance deadline slide past 2025. PARIS, May 3- French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron may delay plans to reduce the share of nuclear power in the French power mix and is considering a UK-style subsidy mechanism to build new nuclear reactors, a source close to the Macron campaign team said. EDF shares jumped as much as 5 percent in...

  • PARIS, May 3- AccorHotels faces a battle at its annual shareholder meeting on Friday as a group of investors tries to block the granting of double voting rights to some long-term shareholders. Europe's largest hotel group has seen some big changes in its shareholder base recently, with investors from China, Saudi Arabia and Qatar now holding a combined 29...

  • *Police in Paris fire tear gas during May Day protests. PARIS, May 1- Centrist presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen attacked each other's visions of France and the role it should play in Europe on Monday against a background of May Day rallies and protests. Macron sought for a third successive day to paint National Front...