PARIS (AP) — A Paris court on Wednesday ruled that the French state failed to take sufficient action to fight climate change in a case brought by four nongovernmental organizations.
PARIS (AP) — A French court started examining on Thursday what environmental and other organizations are billing as “the case of the century,” accusing the country's authorities of failing to act...
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron planned to focus this month on promoting his policies to reshape the economy. Instead, he's encountered obstacles.
The resignations of two popular Cabinet ministers, snags in a pending income tax system and anger over cuts in family and housing benefits greeted Macron as France returned from summer holidays.
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron picked a political ally and a former swimming world champion to plug two holes in his government left by the unexpected resignations of the environment and sports ministers.
The presidential Elysee Palace announced the mini-reshuffle in a brief statement Tuesday.
PARIS (AP) — France's high-profile environment minister unexpectedly announced his resignation live on national radio Tuesday, lamenting the government's lack of decisive action on green issues. The move deals a stinging blow to the environmental credibility of President Emmanuel Macron.
PARIS (AP) — The French government has presented a plan to ensure the survival of wolves in the country as farmers repeatedly protest about financial losses caysed bt attacks on livestock.
Environment minister Nicolas Hulot's plan, presented Monday, aims to have 500 wolves in France by 2023, up from an estimated 360 now.
The plan allows about 10 percent of the wolf population to be killed every year, under the strict control of the authorities, to prevent attacks on herds of sheep.
PARIS (AP) — French investigators have dropped an investigation into rape accusations against President Emmanuel Macron's budget minister, citing a lack of evidence.
The Paris prosecutor's office said Friday the investigation was unable to prove a lack of consent, and did not find signs of "coercion, threat, surprise or violence."
A preliminary investigation was opened last month after the woman filed a lawsuit accusing Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin of raping her in 2009.
PARIS (AP) — The French budget minister has been questioned by police officers investigating a woman's rape complaint.
A judicial official told The Associated Press that Minister Gerald Darmanin met with investigators in Paris but was not taken into custody on Monday.
The judicial official requested anonymity to speak about an ongoing probe.
PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron's environment minister on Thursday vigorously denied a report of alleged sexual misconduct that occurred earlier in his career.
Nicolas Hulot, a popular former TV star, came close to tears as he told BFM television how the allegations are devastating his family and putting him in a "crazy rage." Macron and his prime minister offered Hulot their support.
PARIS (AP) — France's environment minister is backing down on promises to sharply reduce nuclear power production so that the government can concentrate on reducing fossil fuels instead.
Nicolas Hulot told reporters Tuesday that it's too "brutal and unrealistic" to meet earlier pledges to cap the amount of France's electricity produced by nuclear plants at 50 percent by 2025.
PARIS (AP) — Angry French farmers are blocking Paris' famed Champs-Elysees in a protest against the government's agricultural policy.
Sections of the normally pristine avenue were smothered in straw as about a hundred demonstrators brandished placards such as "Macron is killing farmers" and stopped morning traffic from passing Friday along the busy artery.
PARIS (AP) — No more gasoline or diesel cars sold in France by 2040 — that's the ambitious goal set Thursday by France's environment minister as part of far-reaching efforts to wean the world's No. 6 economy from fossil fuels.
Some manufacturers and drivers met his proposals with skepticism, but others viewed them as a welcome riposte to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
PARIS (AP) — France's government is encouraging U.S.-based scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to move to France to work on climate change issues, following President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
Minister for Environmental Transition Nicolas Hulot said a website, going live in the next few days, will help offer them "the best conditions" to move, following a meeting on the issue at the Elysee palace on Tuesday.
PARIS (AP) — The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring.
Energy Observer, a former multi-hull race boat converted into a green vessel equipped with solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell system, will be powered by wind, the sun and self-generated hydrogen.