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Despite Concessions, Macron's Struggles With Yellow Vest Movement Deepen

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French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a special address to the nation on Monday, his first public comments after four weeks of nationwide "yellow vest" (gilet jaune) protests. Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A "Yellow Vest" protester waves a French flag in Villefranche-sur-Saone on Saturday, during a demonstration against high fuel prices. Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron speak inside the Élysée Palace in Paris on Saturday. Trump is joining other global leaders to mark the end of World War I a century ago. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Nicolas Hulot, the French environmental minister, departs a weekly Cabinet meeting in Paris in February. "I don't want to give the illusion that my presence in government means we're answering these issues properly," Hulot said in resigning Tuesday. Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Emmanuel Macron (right) is flanked by his bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla (left) in Amiens, France. Benalla was filmed in May beating protesters during labor demonstrations. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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While French President, Emmanuel Macron, took selfies with some members of the crowd, he scolded one teen at the Mont Valerien National Memorial in Suresnes. Charles Platiau/Getty Images hide caption

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French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a meeting with Russian and French business people during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. Dmitry Lovetsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Russia, France's Macron Tries His Next Charm Offensive On 'Cher Vladimir'

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President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron joined in planting a symbolic oak sapling on the South Lawn of the White House last week. By the weekend, it was gone from the spot. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators including French trade union leader Philippe Martinez, center, protest against President Emmanuel Macron's fast-tracked labor law reforms on Sept. 12 in Paris. Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images hide caption

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High school students use smartphones and laptops at a vocational school in Bischwiller, France, in September. The country's education minister said he will tighten the ban on phones for elementary and secondary school students, except for educational purposes and emergencies. Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump does the "ASEAN-way handshake" with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit on Monday. Trump initially did the handshake incorrectly. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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In his Tuesday speech at the Sorbonne in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron called Europe "our history, identity, our horizon and what protects us and gives us our future." Ludovic Marin/AP hide caption

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Marlene Schiappa started a blog, Maman Travaille (Mom Works), that quickly grew into a 10,000-woman advocacy network. As gender equality minister, she wants to criminalize sexual harassment on the streets. President Emmanuel Macron has tasked her with tackling pay inequity as well. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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France's Gender Equality Minister Wants On-The-Spot Fines For Sexual Harassers

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