• Donald Trump Jul 14, 2019

    France Trumpets Shared European Defense on Bastille Day

    France’s annual Bastille Day parade became a showcase for defense cooperation in Europe as leaders of other European nations joined President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday to review their military contingents marching on the Champs-Elysees avenue. Flags of the 10 countries participating in the European Intervention Initiative, a French-led joint military pact created at Macron’s initiative, led off the military parade...

  • Donald Trump Jul 3, 2019

    Trump Adds Tanks to July 4th Celebration

    The display of military hardware is something the president has wanted since he attended a Bastille Day military parade in France a couple years ago. Some critics say the president is turning a nonpartisan celebration into a political rally.

  • Emmanuel Macron Jun 14, 2019

    US Donors, Not French Billionaires, Foot Notre Dame Repair Bills

    The billionaire French donors who publicly promised flashy donations totaling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to church and business officials. Instead, it’s been mainly American citizens, via the charitable foundation Friends of Notre Dame, that have footed the bills and paid salaries for...

  • Emmanuel Macron Apr 22, 2019

    Notre Dame Fire Was a Warning Bell. Will Europe Listen?

    It’s a thin line where the patina of age on Europe’s countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it’s not. In the wake of the fire last week that gutted Notre Dame, questions are being raised about the state of thousands of other cathedrals,...

  • Emmanuel Macron Apr 21, 2019

    Outrage After Some French Protesters Urge Police Suicides

    With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest protesters who encouraged police to kill themselves. Radical protesters have clashed with police nearly every weekend for five months on the margins of largely peaceful yellow vest demonstrations demanding more help for France’s beleaguered workers, retirees and students. On Saturday, Associated Press reporters heard some protesters in...

  • Emmanuel Macron Apr 20, 2019

    Yellow Vest Anger Burns in France, Fueled by Notre Dame Fire

    French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn’t the only problem France needs to solve. Like the high-visibility vests the protesters wear, the scattered small fires in Paris appeared to be a collective plea...

  • Donald Trump Nov 11, 2018

    Leaders Laud Fallen Soldiers on Eve of Armistice Centennial

    Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that have been redrawn dramatically since the dark days of World War I. The leaders of former enemies France and Germany, in an intimate gesture that underscored their countries’ current roles...

  • Twitter Jul 26, 2017

    Rihanna, French President Emmanuel Macron Talk Education for Global Poor

    French President Emmanuel Macron has met singer Rihanna at the Elysee Palace after the pop star appealed to him on Twitter to contribute to her fund for education in developing countries. Rihanna was welcomed Wednesday by First Lady Brigitte Macron at the top of the steps of the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French presidents in Paris, before...

  • Donald Trump Jun 10, 2017

    French President Macron Targets ‘Make Our Planet Great Again' Site at US Scientists

    In the wake of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron fired back on Thursday with the launch of a new website titled “Make Our Planet Great Again.” On the site’s homepage, Macron calls President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement “unfortunate” but adds that the decision “only reinforced our determination.” He calls...

  • France Apr 28, 2017

    Analysis: Finally, Crystal-Clear Clarity in French Election

    When France’s presidential election turned into a political boxing match this week at the gates of an appliance factory threatened with closure, the far-right populist Marine Le Pen showed that she wields a mean right hook. Her centrist rival, Emmanuel Macron, a political neophyte contesting his first election, demonstrated that he can take a solid punch to the chin. Before...

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