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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Snowden calls on France’s Macron to grant him asylum

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Macron’s G-7 performance arms him for likely troubles ahead

French President Emmanuel Macron used the three-day summit of G-7 leaders he hosted in southwest France to showcase his political talents.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 11:40 a.m.

Trump portrays G-7 as a lovefest, papering over differences

Never mind his differences with world leaders on China, trade, Russia, Iran and more. President Donald Trump’s takeaway message from the Group of Seven summit in France was “unity.” In …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 11:26 a.m.

Trump claims G-7 ‘unity’ on Iran after unannounced invite

U.S. President Donald Trump said he gave his approval for Iran’s top diplomat to make an unannounced appearance on the margins of the G-7 summit, denying Monday that he was …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 12:26 p.m.

D-Day at 75: Nations honor veterans, memory of fallen

With silent remembrance and respect, nations honored the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 12:34 p.m.

Soccer notes: French President Emmanuel Macron angers UEFA over Champions League outburst

French President Emmanuel Macron has enraged the head of European football by using a speech at a FIFA reception to denounce a proposal to transform the Champions League into a …


Trump meets queen, escalates feud with London mayor

Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running feud …


D-Day ceremony spotlights Trump’s complicated military ties

World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It’s typically a …


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 …