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Macron Breaks Silence With Promises of Slashed Taxes

The French president is urging calm as demonstrations turn violent

(Newser) - President Emmanuel Macron broke his silence Monday on the exceptional protests shaking France and his presidency, promising broad tax relief for struggling workers and pensioners—and acknowledging his own responsibility in fueling the nation's anger. Speaking with a soft voice and gentle tone, Macron pleaded during a brief televised... More »

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