French President Macron to visit Niger to honour massacred soldiers

2019-12-18 18:26

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Niger to pay homage to 71 soldiers massacred in a jihadist attack earlier this month, the president's office announced Tuesday.

France charges Macron's failed EU pick over fake jobs

2019-12-02 22:00

French magistrates have charged former defence minister Sylvie Goulard over a fake jobs scandal which wrecked her chances of being named an EU commissioner after being handpicked by President Emmanuel Macron, a judicial source says.

Merkel rejects Macron's 'sweeping' Nato judgement

2019-11-07 21:55

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday rejected French President Emmanuel Macron's view that NATO was experiencing "brain death", saying there was no need for such "sweeping judgements".

French 'yellow vest' protesters look to revive movement

2019-09-07 20:56

Anti-government protesters turned out in several French cities, hoping to inject fresh momentum into weekly demonstrations calling for social justice and the ouster of President Emmanuel Macron.

Trump says he 'might' put tariffs on French wine as reprisal for digital tax

2019-07-27 06:30

'I’ve always liked American wines better than French wines, even though I don’t drink wine,' the US president said on Friday.

WATCH: Donald Trump honours veterans at D-Day memorial service

2019-06-06 21:09

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron have honoured D-Day veterans at a special memorial service at the Normandy American Cemetery in northern France, on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Facebook to curb livestreaming amid pressure over Christchurch massacre

2019-05-15 20:51

Facebook announced it would tighten access to its livestreaming feature as New Zealand's Premier Jacinda Ardern and French leader Emmanuel Macron prepared to launch the global "Christchurch Call" initiative to tackle the spread of extremism online.

Macron to set out fix for 'yellow vest' anger

2019-04-15 19:43

France's Emmanuel Macron aims to kickstart a new chapter in his presidency with a series of policy announcements based on a major voter listening exercise launched in response to the "yellow vest" revolt.

Macron names experts to probe French action during Rwanda genocide

2019-04-06 09:29

French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed a panel of experts to investigate France's actions in Rwanda during the country's genocide 25 years ago, a subject that has dogged Franco-Rwandan relations since the 1994 massacres.

Macron presses Egypt on human rights during visit

2019-01-28 21:06

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he encouraged respect for human rights when he met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who is seen as a key ally in the fight against Islamic extremists but has led an unprecedented crackdown on dissent.


France braces for shutdown as Macron clashes with unions

2019-12-04 20:12

France is preparing for one of its biggest nationwide strikes in years with stoppages by transport workers and teachers expected to paralyse the country in an intensifying showdown between President Emmanuel Macron and unions.

'Save public hospitals', French health workers urge Macron

2019-11-14 21:09

French hospital workers have gone on strike over years of cutbacks they say have harmed care in a country with a health system once the envy of the world.

Macron moves to extend IVF to lesbians, single women

2019-09-23 20:04

Six years after a same-sex marriage law that triggered months of mass protests, French President Emmanuel Macron risks roiling French conservatives again with plans to allow single women and lesbian couples to access fertility treatment.

WATCH | Bolsonaro softens on Amazon aid after spat with Macron over 'insults'

2019-08-28 10:27

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is willing to accept foreign aid for fighting fires devastating the Amazon rainforest, but only if the country controls the funds, his spokesperson said.

Tree symbolising Trump-Macron friendship has died

2019-06-10 07:36

The photo of Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron planting an oak tree in the garden of the White House symbolised the friendship shown by the two leaders.

Twitter, Facebook join global pledge to fight hate speech online

2019-05-16 05:30

The leaders of France and New Zealand joined with the world’s biggest online platforms in pledging to help curb the internet’s role in spreading hate speech and incitement to violence.

Zuckerberg 'optimistic' on regulation after Macron meeting

2019-05-11 13:59

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said he was 'encouraged' and 'optimistic' about the regulatory framework being suggested by France.

May to meet Merkel, Macron ahead of crucial Brexit summit

2019-04-08 20:02

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with German and French leaders Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron as she scrambles to find a Brexit breakthrough ahead of Wednesday's crucial EU summit.

Macron calls for inter-religious dialogue at end of Egypt visit

2019-01-29 20:05

French President Emmanuel Macron has met with Egypt's top clerics and called for inter-religious dialogue at the end of a three-day visit aimed at boosting ties while raising human rights concerns.

France's Macron to press Egyptian president on human rights

2019-01-28 13:10

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to hold talks with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo, saying beforehand that he wants to boost ties with the Mideast country in the fight against terrorism but also use the visit to encourage better respect for human rights.

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