French government creates post of LGBTQ rights 'ambassador'

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Exactly 40 years after France repealed the offence of homosexuality, introduced by the wartime collaborationist Vichy regime, Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne on Thursday announced the creation of an official post of ambassador for LGBTQ rights.

France recalls ambassadors from US, Australia over sub U-Turn

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French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the order to bring the ambassadors back to Paris 'immediately', the first time such a move has been taken regarding the US since the the American war of independence, was made at the request of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Macron urges EU to bolster defence without reliance on US

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In a speech to French ambassadors in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron said 'Europe cannot rely on the United States only for its security' and that 'it's up to us to meet our responsibilities and guarantee our security, and therefore European sovereignty', including in cooperation with Russia.