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Macron says Bannon, Russians eroding Europe ahead of EU vote

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday accused former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europe’s nationalists to dismantle the European Union, saying Europeans “should not be …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

U.S. abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

Livestreaming terrorist attacks. Using social media to spread deadly ideas. Manipulating banned videos to keep sharing them online. World leaders and tech bosses are meeting Wednesday in Paris to find …


Macron offers tax cut to French workers to quell anger

French President Emmanuel Macron announced tax cuts for middle-class workers and a more representative parliament on Thursday to quell five months of yellow vest protests that have damaged his presidency. …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:59 a.m.

Doubts rise over Macron’s 5-year plan to rebuild Notre Dame

Nearly $1 billion in donations have poured in for the vast restoration of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral – but a pledge by French President Emmanuel Macron that it will …


Megan McArdle: Lessons from the revolutions

If he had run in any other year, he probably never would have become president. Limited political experience, no real connection to a mainstream party and a resume that screams …


French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police

French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and beyond and staged road blockades to vent …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 3:28 p.m.

In remembering World War I, world warned of resurging ‘old demons’

World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that …


French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost

France’s military had something extra to celebrate Saturday as it showed off its might for Bastille Day celebrations: a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron.


Macron talks to Trump, says tariffs illegal and a mistake

French President Emmanuel Macron has told U.S. President Donald Trump that the new U.S. tariffs on European, Mexican and Canadian goods are illegal and a “mistake.”


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.

Thousands party at Paris protest to show anger at Macron

Tens of thousands of protesters in Paris danced, picnicked and railed against President Emmanuel Macron at a “party” marking his first year in office.


Marc A. Thiessen: What Democrats can learn from Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron and President Trump don’t agree on much. Macron is a globalist; Trump is a nationalist. Macron is a free-trader; Trump just imposed protectionist tariffs on steel and aluminum. …


Macron tells Congress of ‘special’ US-French bond

WASHINGTON – French President Emmanuel Macron drew Wednesday on the “shared bond” of U.S.-French relations to call for a rejection of isolationism and instead for the countries to bond together …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 9:16 a.m.

Responding to Trump, Iran’s president says nuclear deal must not be changed

Iran’s president on Wednesday ruled out any changes or additions to the 2015 nuclear deal, amid European efforts to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the landmark agreement.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 6:49 a.m.

Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

Now it’s President Donald Trump’s turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive.


PM: France is facing violent ‘new form of anti-Semitism’

France is facing a “new form of anti-Semitism” marked by violence, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Wednesday, deploring an assault this week in a Paris suburb on an 8-year-old …


Emmanuel Macron speaks to the world – but what about the French?

Seven months after his election, Emmanuel Macron has established himself as a force on the world stage. But at home some call him shy on the thorniest question in one …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 6:02 p.m.

Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Hallyday

France bid farewell to its biggest rock star Saturday, honoring Johnny Hallyday with an extravagant funeral procession down Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue, a presidential speech and a televised church ceremony filled …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

Lebanese PM invited to France amid resignation crisis

BEIRUT – French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday invited Saad Hariri and his family to come to France after the Lebanese prime minister’s surprise resignation earlier this month, amid allegations …


French marchers fill Paris streets to protest new work rules

French far-left firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon urged protesters Saturday to take to the streets and mount strikes to force President Emmanuel Macron to withdraw the labor law changes that are key …


Froma Harrop: Trump could confuse us into climate deal

Recent days have produced clashing reports that he may or may not come around. Confusion is how Trump gets turnarounds past the base.


France defends its handling of island hurricane preparations

The French government is defending its handling of hurricane preparations in the French Caribbean islands of St. Martin and St. Barts, after being criticized by opponents for not preparing enough …


At democracy’s birthplace, France’s Macron dreams of EU 2.0

Standing at a Greek site where democracy was conceived, French President Emmanuel Macron called on members of the European Union to reboot the 60-year-old bloc with sweeping political reforms or …


Merkel, Macron urge Russia and Ukraine to support cease-fire

The leaders of Germany and France say despite renewed efforts to bring about a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, the situation “has not significantly improved.”


UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

Macron decries France’s Nazi past during Netanyahu visit

French President Emmanuel Macron denounced France’s collaboration in the Holocaust, lashing out Sunday at those who negate or minimize the country’s role in sending tens of thousands of Jews to …


‘Thank you, dear Donald’: Why Macron invited Trump to France

If the potential for a productive relationship between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron initially seemed a scant possibility, Trump’s whirlwind Bastille Day visit to France suggested that …


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 10:02 a.m.

White-knuckle handshake giving way to Trump, Macron bromance

With a military parade on the Champs-Elysees and a gilded tour of France’s most storied monuments, French President Emmanuel Macron laid on the charm as he positioned himself as the …


French president, L.A. mayor make cases for 2024-28 Olympics

The president of France spoke of a world needing Olympic values. The mayor of Los Angeles said his home could again be the “ideal Olympic city.”


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:29 a.m.

Macron invites Trump to Bastille Day to honor U.S. WWI troops

French President Emmanuel Macron has invited U.S. President Donald Trump to a Bastille Day celebration next month to celebrate the arrival 100 years ago of the American troops who fought …


French leader Macron proposes big expansion of his counterterrorism powers

President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Thursday proposed a significant expansion of authorities’ powers to fight terrorism, alarming civil liberties advocates even as defenders said the plans would help keep French …


France’s Macron to reshuffle government after huge parliament win

French President Emmanuel Macron is poised to rearrange his Cabinet after his new centrist party engineered a landslide in the country’s parliamentary election, enabling the government to quickly start passing …