France Unveils Contentious Labor Overhaul in Big Test for Macron

By AURELIEN BREEDEN August 31, 2017 PARIS — The French government announced on Thursday a plan to overhaul the labor code, a highly awaited and contentious effort to loosen regulations and stimulate the economy that has been met with opposition from...

Wine War in Southern France Has Streets Running Red

By LIZ ALDERMAN August 25, 2017 BÉZIERS, France — On a late evening in March, a group of winegrowers wearing black balaclavas forced their way into one of France’s largest wine brokerages and ignited three Molotov cocktails. Within...

Trump, in France, Tells Brigitte Macron, ‘You’re in Such Good Shape’

President Trump told the wife of President Emmanuel Macron that she was “beautiful” shortly after arriving for an official visit.

French Markets Surge After Euro Withstands Attack From the Right

With the prospect that Marine Le Pen could claim the presidency sowing concerns about the currency, the results of the election’s first round provided some respite.