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.

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

"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

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

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

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

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.

France to win Britain's finance crown in EU after Brexit - Report

France and Germany will have a "duopoly" in 21 out of 24 activities like derivatives trading, banking, venture capital and forex trading, with France the largest in many of the most important sectors.


How Emmanuel Macron positioned himself as star of the G-7 show

With Trump deepening U.S. isolation on major global issues, and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on a glide path out of power, Macron has become the leading champion of European unity and multilateralism.

G7 Summit: PM Modi to speak on climate today, after Macron chat

Sources said the two leaders will walk from Hotel du Palais, where Macron and other world leaders are staying, to Bellevue, which is the venue for the G-7 summit.

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

Despite the Brexit tensions, diplomats played down the likelihood of Trump and Johnson joining hands against the rest, citing Britain's foreign policy alignment with Europe on issues from Iran and trade to climate change.

PM Modi brings up J&K in France: Took 70 years to remove the word ‘temporary’

Modi also met French Prime Minister Edouard Charles Philippe, and inaugurated a memorial in Nid D’Aigle for Indian victims of two Air India crashes in 1950 and 1966.

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The varied faces of France's yellow vest movement

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

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

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.