French president to visit violence-hit New Caledonia

Updated May 21 2024 - 9:15pm, first published 9:10pm
France says "calm is starting to arrive" in New Caledonia after unrest rocked the archipelago. (AP PHOTO)
France says "calm is starting to arrive" in New Caledonia after unrest rocked the archipelago. (AP PHOTO)

French President Emmanuel Macron is making a surprise trip to riot-hit New Caledonia, signalling French authorities' growing confidence that reinforced security and emergency measures are bringing deadly unrest on the French Pacific territory under control.

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