French president to visit violence-hit New Caledonia

Smoke rises during protests in Noumea, New Caledonia
France says "calm is starting to arrive" in New Caledonia after unrest rocked the archipelago. -AP

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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