Macron meets riot cops & pledges military crackdown on paradise-turned-hellhole island New Caledonia after deadly riots


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EMMANUEL Macron has pledged a military crackdown on New Caledonia after meeting with riot cops on the paradise-turned-hellhole island. The French president made a long-haul trip to the Pacific territory on Thursday and urged a "return to peace" after deadly rioting left six dead and hundreds more injured. 11 Emmanuel Macron arrives at the central police station in Noumea, New Caledonia, for his meeting with riot cops Credit: EPA 11 A member of police stands guard ahead of the arrival of the French President Credit: EPA 11 Riots have run rife across the Pacific island over the last nine days...