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EU countries agree to new migrant influx mechanism - Macron

7:45pm BST

PARIS Fourteen member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new "solidarity mechanism" proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

France to tax flights from its airports, airline shares fall

09 Jul 2019

PARIS France will introduce a tax on airlines flying from its airports to help support the environment, the transport minister said on Tuesday, in a move expected to raise around 180 million euros (£161.8 million) from 2020.

French minister backpedals after stir over journalist watchdog

27 Jun 2019

PARIS A French minister was forced to backpedal on Thursday after he suggested creating a journalist watchdog to sanction media outlets that spread false information, stirring outrage among reporters.

French minister backpedals after stir over journalist watchdog

27 Jun 2019

PARIS, June 27 A French minister was forced to backpedal on Thursday after he suggested creating a journalist watchdog to sanction media outlets that spread false information, stirring outrage among reporters.

Trump, Macron honour D-Day veterans who fought through 'fires of hell'

07 Jun 2019

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France France will never forget the sacrifice of the Allied troops who liberated it from Nazi Germany, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the D-Day operation that helped bring World War Two to an end. | Video

Iran failing as a nation, but U.S. could turn that around - Trump

06 Jun 2019

CAEN, France Iran is failing as a nation after Washington imposed powerful sanctions last year, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday, adding that he could turn that around very quickly in talks with the leadership in Tehran.

Libyan commander Haftar told Macron no ceasefire for now - French presidency

22 May 2019

PARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, speaking on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron, ruled out a ceasefire and said he wanted to rid the capital of militias that had "infested" the U.N.-backed government, a French presidential official said.

Macron appoints researchers to evaluate role of France in Rwandan genocide

05 Apr 2019

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron has appointed researchers to carry out a two-year investigation into the role of the French army in the Rwandan genocide that is still a source of tension between Paris and Kigali 25 years later.

In Trump times, agreeing to disagree becomes norm at G7 meetings

03 Apr 2019

PARIS Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven nations meet on Friday in France to prepare for the leaders' summit in August, but the absence of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscores how tough agreeing common ground between allies has become.

Airbus wins China order for 300 jets as Xi visits France

26 Mar 2019

PARIS Airbus signed a deal worth tens of billions of dollars on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China, coinciding with a visit to Europe by Chinese President Xi Jinping and matching a China record held by U.S. rival Boeing. | Video

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