LONDON They have hosted each other for state visits and dined at the Eiffel Tower, but the once-budding bromance between U.S. President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron looks to have turned into a bad date as they traded blows ahead of a NATO summit.
LONDON/BERLIN France and Germany have been at loggerheads in recent weeks, with differences over NATO and the future of Europe prompting some commentators to conclude that the two nations underpinning European unity are fundamentally split.
LONDON/BELGRADE Since October, French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned the effectiveness of NATO, hit pause on EU enlargement and called for a new 'strategic relationship' with Russia.
* French president promotes rapprochement with Putin's
LONDON French President Emmanuel Macron's stark description of the "brain death" of transatlantic military alliance NATO grabbed headlines last week, but his views on Russia and European Union enlargement may well have greater long-term impact.
BEIRUT From a narrow angle, Beirut looks a picture of elegance and success, its French boutiques, luxury hotels and imported cars blending into Mediterranean skies.
BEIRUT, Nov 7 From a narrow angle, Beirut looks
a picture of elegance and success, its French boutiques, luxury
hotels and imported cars blending into Mediterranean skies.
By Polina Ivanova, Maria Tsvetkova, Ilya Zhegulev and Luke Baker
BRUSSELS Summits are usually a chance for European Union leaders to discuss problems and try to strengthen their union. But after two days of talks in Brussels, the only issue they could agree on is the very one that's a symbol of disunity: Brexit.
By Polina Ivanova, Maria Tsvetkova, Ilya Zhegulev and Luke