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Macron pitches new Iran deal to keep Trump on board

French president’s offer seems calculated to appease US president's discontent with the current ‘bad deal’ on Iran’s nuclear programme.

Trump hosting glitzy White House state dinner for Macron

On Monday president and First Lady dined with Macron and his wife, Brigitte, at Mount Vernon, home of first president, George Washington.

Macron leaves home woes behind on trip to charm US

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Emmanuel Macron interviewed by Fox News. © Fox News Emmanuel Macron interviewed by Fox News. © Fox News

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in the United States on Monday for a three-day state visit, the first of its kind by a foreign head-of-state since the election of Donald Trump as president. Mediapart’s US correspondent Mathieu Magnaudeix analyses American perceptions of the French president as a bulwark against the advance of populist politics and an antidote to Trump, who one US media commentator even ventured to describe as “a beacon for progressives hoping to find their way back to the halls of power across the democratic world”.  

Red carpet treatment belies differences as Macron arrives in US

Presidents Trump and Macron are expected to tackle pressing foreign policy issues from Iran deal to Syria as French leader starts US state visit.

Steve Bannon tells French far-right 'history is on our side'

Former Trump adviser addresses Front National as its beleaguered president Marine Le Pen attempts to relaunch her party.

Macron invited to US for first state visit of Trump administration

French President Emmanuel Macron is to make the first official visit of a foreign leader to the United States under the Trump administration, expected to take place in late April, when he will notably address Congress.

Macron says Trump ‘not a classical politician’

French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking in a television interview with the BBC, said he shared the outrage of African countries after US President Donald Trump reportedly described Central American and African nations as ‘shithole countries’ at a White House meeting with lawmakers earlier this month.

The dangers of Macron's planned law on 'fake news'

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At the start of the New Year President Emmanuel Macron told a gathering of journalists that his government was preparing a new law to clamp down on 'fake news' on social media. But already the French media are wondering whether an attack on 'fake news', however desirable, would not end up damaging freedom of information in general. Hubert Huertas looks at the pitfalls presented by the plan.

Macron disapproves of Trump's 'regrettable' Jerusalem decision

The French president said the US move went against international law and 'all the resolutions of the UN Security Council'.

Visiting Paris, Obama laments lack of US climate leadership

Former US president, who had a private meeting with President  Macron and also ex-head of state François Hollande, is on a lecture tour.

Macron joins May and Merkel in standing by Iran nuclear deal

French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May and her German counterpart Angela Merkel have issued a joint statement in support of the 2015 agreement with Iran limiting its use of nuclear technology which US President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not recertify, while Macron phoned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to assure him in person of France's committment to the deal.

Macron says Paris climate deal will not be renegotiated

French president also said he 'profoundly respects' Trump's decision to withdraw US from agreement and said the 'door will always remain open'.

France says Iran nuclear pact is being ‘strictly implemented’

French foreign minister warns US that abandoning nuclear agreement with Iran would trigger a 'spiral of proliferation' in the Middle East.

The stakes behind the 'Trump and Macron show'

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Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace july 13th. © Reuters Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace july 13th. © Reuters

US President Donald Trump’s two-day visit to Paris last week saw him courted with great pomp and ceremony by his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron whose red-carpet welcome provided Trump with a welcome diversion from political turmoil at home and a rare break from his isolation on the international stage. Macron, meanwhile, seized the opportunity of the vacuum created by Brexit and forthcoming elections in Germany to position Paris as Washington’s new “special friend” in Europe. Mediapart’s Washington correspondent Philippe Coste reports on how the manoeuvring was viewed from across the Atlantic.

Trump sets new record-length handshake with Macron

In the final moments before his two-day visit to France ended, US President Donald Trump, known for his peculiar virile handshakes, shook and held French President Emmanuel Macron's hand for 25 seconds, latterly also joining hands with Macron's wife, in what some commentators called 'a Mr Bean moment'.