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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron, France's recently elected President, is the founder and leader of the independent party called En Marche! (Onwards). He won 66.1 per cent votes against his far-right political opponent, the National Front leader, Marine Le Pen. En Marche, a party still in its infancy (a year old), was formed in April 2016. This is the first time Macron, a centrist maverick, has won an elected office. Macron, who was once an investment banker, began his political career at outgoing President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party (PS). In 2012, he became the deputy secretary-general under Hollande's government, and was later appointed as the Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in 2014.


Following Kashmir issue closely, says France after Macron-Modi phone call

January 13, 2020 4:18 pm

A statement issued by Elysée Palace said the two leaders discussed the situation in the region of Kashmir in the "spirit of trust and frankness" that characterises bilateral ties.

France's Macron vows to keep fighting extremism in West Africa

December 22, 2019 10:03 am

Earlier, Macron had announced that a French military operation killed 33 Islamic extremists in the Mopti region of central Mali on Saturday morning.

France’s protests leave Macron in pension reform gridlock

December 18, 2019 8:49 am

France’s third round of demonstrations and protest marches on Tuesday drew 615,000 people across the country, according to Interior Ministry figures, while the CGT union counted 1.8 million, Agence France-Presse reported.

Explained: Why the loudest message from NATO's Summit is that of disunity

December 05, 2019 7:29 am

There is much that these world leaders have on their plate, including issues related to China and Russia, and the future of arms control -- however, news on their two-day meeting has been mostly about the difference and disunity in the alliance

'Very, very nasty': Trump clashes with Macron before NATO summit

December 04, 2019 8:44 am

Trump said Macron's criticism of NATO was "very, very nasty" and questioned whether the U.S. military should defend any countries that were "delinquent" on alliance targets for national military spending.

France president says NATO suffering 'brain death', questions US commitment

November 07, 2019 6:43 pm

"NATO only works if the guarantor of last resort functions as such. I'd argue that we should reassess the reality of what NATO is in the light of the commitment of the United States," Emmanuel Macron said.

Boris Johnson asks France's Emmanuel Macron to 'push forward' on Brexit

October 07, 2019 8:08 am

Johnson discussed his Brexit proposal, which has been widely rebuffed in Brussels, with Macron and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday.

Macron says Trump, Rouhani know conditions for talks, but up to them to deliver

September 25, 2019 9:22 am

The French leader has been pushing to defuse tensions between Washington and Tehran over the last few weeks, especially after an attack on Saudi oil facilities on Sept 14. that the United States, Europe and Saudi Arabia have blamed on Iran.

French First Lady Brigitte Macron to go back to teaching

September 17, 2019 11:59 am

The French first lady is set to teach at a school for adult students in a tough Paris neighborhood. She previously gave up her job as a literature teacher to support her husband's political career.

Brexit: France losing patience with UK uncertainty

September 11, 2019 1:16 pm

France is losing patience with the United Kingdom in matters Brexit, and has threatened to veto any further delay. For Paris, the responsibility to avoid a no-deal outcome is up to the UK.


The varied faces of France's yellow vest movement

February 09, 2019 10:10 am

These are the faces of France's yellow vest movement, an array of people with grievances so varied that sometimes it's hard to see what they have in common other than the fluorescent vests glowing from their chests.

France braces for trouble, Macron to address 'yellow vest' anger

December 08, 2018 11:04 am

Named after the fluorescent safety vests that all French motorists must carry, the protesters are billing their planned action on Saturday as “Act IV” of worst unrest seen in the capital since the 1968 student riots.

Macron in India: 'Will work together to fight terrorism,' says French President

March 10, 2018 8:55 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. The French premier is on a week-long visit to the country.