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French farmers warm to Macron as he calls on EU to keep budget big

23 Feb 2019

PARIS European Union agriculture is threatened by divisions inside the EU and competition from rival trading blocs, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday, calling for a large budget to defend EU goals on food quality and environmental protection.

French farmers warm to Macron as he calls on EU to keep budget big

23 Feb 2019

PARIS European Union agriculture is threatened by divisions inside the EU and competition from rival trading blocs, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday, calling for a large budget to defend EU goals on food quality and environmental protection.

Macron tells Sisi human rights go together with stability

29 Jan 2019

CAIRO French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that he told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a trip to Cairo that stability and security could not be separated from human rights. | Video

Egypt's rights record seen as worse than under Mubarak - Macron

27 Jan 2019

CAIRO French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday human rights in Egypt were perceived as worse now than under former strongman Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by protests in 2011.

Macron faces diplomatic test in Egypt amid human rights pressure

25 Jan 2019

PARIS When French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Paris in October 2017, five months after taking office, he handed him a list of activists he believed the Egyptian president could release from prison.

Fired bodyguard contradicts French presidency on Macron contacts

31 Dec 2018

PARIS Emmanuel Macron's former security advisor said he had been in regular touch with the president and top officials since losing his job, contradicting official denials of continued contacts with an aide at the centre of a damaging political firestorm.

France's Macron turns to Sarkozy amid "yellow vest" protests

19 Dec 2018

(This December 18 story corrects date in paragraph three to December 7 not November 30.)

Fearing "Act IV" of unrest, France to close Eiffel Tower, Louvre, at weekend

07 Dec 2018

PARIS France will close the Eiffel Tower and other tourism landmarks in Paris and draft in thousands more security forces on Saturday to stave off another wave of violent protests in the country over living costs. | Video

French authorities fear "great violence" as yellow vest anger endures

06 Dec 2018

* Troops on anti-terrorism patrols may be redeployed - sources

France returns 26 artworks to Benin as report urges restitution

23 Nov 2018

DAKAR/PARIS France will return 26 works of art to Benin, Emmanuel Macron's office said on Friday, as the French president took delivery of a report recommending the widespread return of cultural artefacts removed from Africa during the colonial era. | Video

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