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Trump says relations with Macron 'outstanding'

Caen - The smiles and warm handshakes were back between Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday as they met in northern France, a sharp turnaround from a bad-tempered meeting last November.

Trump says relations with Macron 'outstanding'

Caen - US President Donald Trump admitted that there had been past difficulties in his relationship with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, but said "right now it's outstanding".

Macron and Trump: 'frenemies' in open disagreement

Paris - The last time French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Donald Trump in France, it turned into a diplomatic fiasco which underlined how once warm relations between the men had chilled to the point of freezing.

Macron and Le Pen in battle for EU's soul

Paris - The fight between President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday's European election in France mirrors a larger battle across the continent between competing visions of bloc's future.

Le Pen seeks Macron's downfall in French European polls

Paris - From her French parliamentary office, where her e-cigarette and a book entitled "10+1 Questions on the European Union" sit atop folders on her desk, far-right leader Marine Le Pen is plotting revenge.

Macron admits to Franco-German splits on key issues

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday admitted differences with German counterpart Angela Merkel on Brexit, trade and energy policy, saying "fruitful confrontations" and compromises were part of ties between their countries.

End of the road for ENA, France's elite training school?

Paris - Both admired and loathed as the training ground for France's political leaders, the Ecole Nationale d'Administration will learn Thursday whether it is to be scrapped by President Emmanuel Macron for being a symbol of out-dated elitism.

The speech that never was: Macron's shelved address before Notre-Dame fire

Paris - Minutes before receiving the news that Notre-Dame cathedral was consumed by flames French President Emmanuel Macron had recorded a solemn message to the nation.

Macron vows to rebuild Notre-Dame within five years

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Tuesday to rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral "within five years", after a fire that toppled the steeple of the 850-year-old landmark and caused major damage to the roof.

Trump expresses Notre Dame 'condolences' to Macron: White House

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday relayed Americans' "condolences" to French President Emmanuel Macron over the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral, the White House said.

'We will rebuild Notre-Dame together', says France's Macron

Paris - "We will rebuild Notre-Dame together", an emotional French President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Monday evening as he visited the famed Paris cathedral which was partly ravaged by fire.

France awaits results from Macron's 'Great National Debate'

Paris - Over three months, France's "Great National Debate" has led to 10,000 local meetings, around two million online contributions and 100 hours of presidential talking. On Monday, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe begins trying to make sense of it all.

Macron under fire for lecturing elderly woman hurt at protest

Nice - France's Emmanuel Macron drew fire Monday after criticising an elderly "yellow vest" protester who was badly injured during a demonstration in Nice at the weekend.

Macron under fire for lecturing elderly woman hurt at protest

Nice - France's Emmanuel Macron drew fire Monday after criticising an elderly "yellow vest" protester who was badly injured during a demonstration in Nice at the weekend.

France's Macron slams protesters' 'complicity' in violence

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron denounced on Tuesday the "yellow vest" protesters who allow themselves to get mixed up in violent demonstrations, at a time when public opinion is growing increasingly irritated with ongoing violence.

Macron says France wants to keep Renault-Nissan 'balance'

Apo - President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that France wants to maintain a "balance" in the alliance between automakers Renault and Nissan following the arrest in Japan of Carlos Ghosn.

France's Macron says 'won't respond' to populist Italian leaders

Apo - French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that he will not respond to criticism by populist Italian leaders Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini because their words are of "no interest"."I will not respond. That's what they want (for me to respond)...

Macron's ratings edge up as he dives into debates

Paris - Emmanuel Macron's popularity has picked up from record opinion poll lows since his launch of a "great national debate" in France in a bid to prove he will take on board the fierce criticism of "yellow vest" protesters who have upended the centrist pre...

Same old elite? Macron's 'revolution' fails with fed up French

Paris - Jean-Baptiste Moreau, a farmer who splits his time between parliament and his cow sheds, thought he would be part of the solution to France's political problems when he was elected.

Macron calls for order after 'yellow vest' attack on police

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron called for "order" on Sunday after a sixth weekend of "yellow vest" anti-government protests that saw dwindling participation and a violent attack on police in Paris.

French president to meet relatives of victims of Christmas market shooting

Strasbourg - French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Strasbourg Friday evening to pay his respects to the victims of a jihadist gunman who was himself later shot dead by police.

Macron's reformist image battered by 'yellow vest' rebellion

Paris - Hailed as a hero in the fight against populism after defeating the far right in elections last year, French President Emmanuel Macron has seen his international reputation take a battering over his failure to quell the "yellow vests" protests.

'He thinks he's God': Macron's style fuels French protesters' ire

Le Mans - The French have gone sour on their 40-year-old President Emmanuel Macron, who has been heckled and booed in recent days as he grapples with a tax revolt. Why does he inspire such hatred among the "yellow vest" protesters?

Fierce tax protests put France's Macron in a bind

Paris - Emmanuel Macron has pledged to restore disillusioned voters' trust in government by diligently delivering on his election promises, but his refusal to bow to the demands of tax protesters could hobble his presidency, experts say.

'I will never accept violence,' Macron says after Paris protests

Buenos Aires - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday denounced protesters against him as chaos-seekers, as the growing demonstrations first triggered by planned fuel price hikes turned violent.

Macron's popularity falls to 25 percent: poll

Paris - The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron has dropped to just 25 percent, according to a major tracker poll published on Sunday.

Trump lashes Macron as Europe moves on defense without US

Washington - Donald Trump on Tuesday unleashed an extraordinary attack on Emmanuel Macron, mocking the French president's approval rating and lashing him over European defense proposals which enjoyed a crucial new boost from Germany.

Trump criticizes Macron again over European defense remarks

Washington - Donald Trump on Tuesday launched another attack against Emmanuel Macron over the French president's call for a European army, a proposal the US leader earlier had dubbed "insulting.

Can Macron's 'Davos for democracy' make a difference?

Paris - It was billed as a "Davos for democracy". But will the newly launched Paris Peace Forum, the latest addition to international conferencing, have an impact?

WWI event may have been target for suspected plot against Macron: sources

Paris - Six people arrested Tuesday and linked to the French extreme right may have been plotting to attack President Emmanuel Macron during WWI remembrance ceremonies, sources close to the case told AFP.
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