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James McAuley is Paris correspondent for The Washington Post. He holds a PhD in French history from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar.
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez called the polls for late April after Catalan separatists withdrew support for his minority government.
The failed 2017 secession bid for Catalonia has exposed deep rifts in Spain’s identity.
Rome has criticized Macron while championing France’s “yellow vest” movement.
Prosecutors showed up following the publication of a report that is potentially damaging to the French president.
France, Spain, Germany and Britain have all recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president.
Dozens of fighters, spouses and their children could be repatriated.
Marchers acknowledge legitimate grievances but say the movement does not speak for all.
A contingent of protesters have put themselves forward as candidates for the European Parliament.
The French president met Thursday with mayors in Valence.
Marie Laguerre took to social media to transform her experience into the latest illustration of the dangers that target women even in the most innocuous of public spaces.