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Macron and May pay tribute to fallen fighters of the Somme

09 Nov 2018

SOMME VALLEY, France French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May laid a wreath at a memorial in the Somme valley on Friday, honouring fallen World War One soldiers on the eve of the centenary of the war's end. | Video

Macron stirs anger with WW1 tribute to Nazi collaborator Petain

08 Nov 2018

CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, France President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday it was "legitimate" to pay tribute to Marshal Philippe Petain, who led the French army to victory in World War One's Battle of Verdun but decades later collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War Two.

Macron condemns Nazi puppet Petain, but defends his WW1 record

08 Nov 2018

MAUBEUGE, France President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he had always condemned Marshal Philippe Petain, who collaborated with Nazi Germany in sending thousands of Jews to their death, but reiterated praise for his World War One military record.

Macron condemns Nazi puppet Petain, but defends his WW1 record

08 Nov 2018

MAUBEUGE, France President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he had always condemned Marshal Philippe Petain, who collaborated with Nazi Germany in sending thousands of Jews to their death, but reiterated praise for his World War One military record.

Renault-Nissan boosts French investment with new vans

08 Nov 2018

MAUBEUGE, France/PARIS France's Renault said it will build new Nissan and Mitsubishi vans at its domestic plants, raising investment in the country as it explores closer integration of the three-way carmaking alliance with government backing.

UPDATE 1-Algerian firm Cevital to invest and create 1,000 jobs at PSA French site

07 Nov 2018

CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, France, Nov 7 Algerian company Cevital has agreed to set up a plant making water treatment machines at part of an eastern France site run by carmaker PSA, creating 1,000 jobs in a potential boost for President Emmanuel Macron.

France says it could help North Korea denuclearize if it sees real commitment

15 Oct 2018

PARIS France is ready to help in North Korea's denuclearization efforts, but Pyongyang must first show some detailed commitments and real desire to dismantle its nuclear and ballistic arsenal, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

France says it could help N.Korea denuclearise if it sees real commitment

15 Oct 2018

PARIS, Oct 15 France is ready to help in North Korea's denuclearisation efforts, but Pyongyang must first show some detailed commitments and real desire to dismantle its nuclear and ballistic arsenal, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

France holds off on Iran envoy nomination after Paris bomb plot

19 Sep 2018

PARIS France will not name a new ambassador to Tehran before getting information from Iran following a foiled plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris last June, French officials said on Wednesday.

Macron takes election dig at Merkel's party over Hungary

06 Sep 2018

LUXEMBOURG French President Emmanuel Macron took a rare public dig at German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday by questioning her party's ties with Hungary's right-wing leader as the EU prepares for an election next year.

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EU's Barnier says draft Brexit deal is 'fair and balanced'

The European Union's Brexit negotiator said on Monday the draft Brexit deal reached between with London was "fair and balanced", as the bloc's members sparred among themselves and with Britain over any extension of the envisaged transition period.