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Opposition Surge Weakens Macron’s Majority, a Blow for his New Term

PARIS — Voters in France’s legislative elections dealt President Emmanuel Macron a serious blow on Sunday as his centrist coalition…

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French Nuclear Power Crisis Frustrates Europe’s Push to Quit Russian Energy

PARIS — Plumes of steam towered above two reactors recently at the Chinon nuclear power plant in the heart of…

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It’s Macron vs. the Left in a Fierce Battle for France’s Parliament

PALAISEAU, France — Five years ago, Amélie de Montchalin, a politician known more for her quiet technocratic skills than her…

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Heading to Ukraine, the Leaders of France and Germany Face a Tense Reception

The leaders of Germany, France and Italy are expected to pay their first visit to President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine…

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Pro-Macron Forces Expected to Prevail but Face Left-Wing Challenge

PARIS — After a first round of voting in French parliamentary elections marked by the lowest turnout on record, President…

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What to Know About France’s Parliamentary Elections

PARIS — Weeks after re-electing President Emmanuel Macron, voters in France return to the polls on Sunday to choose their…

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Newly United, French Left Hopes to Counter President in Upcoming Vote

ALLEX, France — With its centuries-old stone villages nestled among lavender fields, cows and goats grazing in the mountains and…

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Under Fire for Chaos at Soccer Final, France Rejects Blame for Failures

PARIS — French authorities faced a firestorm of criticism on Monday following the chaotic scenes of confusion and violence at…

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France’s New Prime Minister Overcame Tragedy in Her Youth

PARIS — On her first official trip last week as France’s new prime minister, Élisabeth Borne was asked what dreams…

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Your Monday Briefing: Australia’s New Leader

Good morning. We’re covering a change of power in Australia, President Biden’s trip to Asia and catastrophic floods in India…

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