French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe

French PM insists on pushing through controversial labor reform

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday that he was aware of the public anger over the controversial labor reform, but insisted that the new regulations would be pushed through.

"The protest I respect it, it exists, it is there, I listen. Freedom to demonstrate is a fundamental right in France and those who are concerned or opposed this text have the perfect right to protest," Philippe told France 2 television.

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French PM tells party that put Macron in power

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has urged the young party that swept Emmanuel Macron to the presidency in May to stay true to its name - Republic on the Move!

At its convention on Saturday, the movement gave itself a structure, opting for a layered and collegial leadership arrangement that it hopes will keep it mobilized for future elections.

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French PM Edouard Philippe urges end to spending addiction

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Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says it's time to end France's addiction to easy public spending, promising to cut expenditures over the next five years and rein in debts he says are at an unacceptable level.

New president Emmanuel Macron regards taming spending and reducing its budget deficit as key to winning the trust of European Union partner Germany and persuading Berlin to embark on reforms to shore up the bloc.

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Won't Support Edouard Philippe's Government:French Socialist Party

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In a statement, the party announced on Saturday it would not take part in a vote of confidence in the government.

"We are definitely in the opposition and we will not vote over the issue of confidence to the government," the party's press service said on Twitter on Saturday.

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French PM stands by embattled minister

French PM stands by embattled minister

A government minister accused of wrongdoing will be allowed to remain in his role, French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said on French television Tuesday night.

When asked if Minister of Territorial Integration Richard Ferrand would be permitted to keep his government position despite reports of potentially improper business dealings, Philippe said: “I am saying yes, after having perfectly understood, being perfectly conscious of the exasperation of the French, of their emotion, of their annoyance.”

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Attacker Blew Self Up At Ariana Grande's Concert In Manchester, Killing 22: Police

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The bombing appeared intended to inflict the maximum possible damage on young concertgoers, many of them in their early teens, who were making their way out of the Manchester Arena.

A lone attacker blew himself up at a pop concert filled with teenagers and their parents killing 22 people in an apparent effort to harm as many young people as possible in the English city of Manchester, police said Tuesday, describing it as a terror attack.

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