Yellow Vests: French PM meets opposition after weekend of violent clashes 

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe cancelled his appearance at the COP24 climate change summit in Katowice, Poland, on Monday, instead meeting with French political leaders to formulate a response to the violent ‘yellow vest’ protests.

Source: Yellow Vests: French PM meets opposition after weekend of violent clashes – France 24

French papers react to Trump win: ‘American Psycho’ 

It’s all about Donald Trump’s election win in the French papers this Thursday. Left-wing daily Libération makes its stance clear by headlining with “American Psycho” and a sinister photo of the US president-elect. Many papers are also wondering what implications Trump’s shock victory could have on the far-right ahead of 2017 presidential elections here in France.

 

Source: French papers react to Trump win: ‘American Psycho’ – France 24

US election seen from France: America’s ‘angry white men’ – 

With Election Day tomorrow, we take a look at the French view of the US vote. France’s right-wing newspaper L’Opinion wonders how the USA – a country built on immigration – fell victim to “xenophobia and protectionism” while the left-wing Libération is alarmed at how Donald Trump has tapped into the USA’s “angry white men”. Join FRANCE 24 as we go through the day’s papers.

Source: US election seen from France: America’s ‘angry white men’ – France 24

French women to walk out of work in protest against gender pay gap 

Women in France earn around 15.1 percent less than men, according to the latest data from the European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat, which Les Glorieuses has calculated to mean women will be essentially working for free for the rest of the year after 4:34pm on November 7.“As of 4:34pm [and 7 seconds] on November 7, women will be working ‘voluntarily’,” the organisation said in a statement on its website.

“We call on women, men, unions and feminist organisations to join the movement… and to hold events and protests in order to make income inequality a central political problem. By tackling this subject, we’re showing that the gender pay gap is not just a ‘woman’s issue’.”

Source: French women to walk out of work in protest against gender pay gap – France 24