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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'.

Storm over Trump 'you're in good shape' comment to Brigitte Macron

On a tour of the Hôtel des Invalides military complex in Paris during his two-day state visit to France, accompanied by his wife Melania and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, US President Donald Trump was filmed telling the latter, who is aged 64, 'You’re in such good shape' and insisting to Macron 'She’s in such good physical shape'.

Trump revels in French military pomp far from White House turmoil

US President Donald Trump was guest of honour at the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, where French and American military took part in a tribute to the centennial anniversary of the US entry into World War One, appearing happy and relaxed while news at home was increasingly dominated by the controversy over his son's meeting last year with Russian contacts. 

Trump opens door on rethink over Paris climate deal withdrawal

US President Donald Trump, speaking at a joint press conference with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron during a two-day visit to Paris, told reporters that 'something could happen' with regard to his decision to withdraw US compliance with the 2015 UN COP 21 agreement in Paris to combat climate change.

Trump arrives in Paris for Bastille Day parade

US President Donald Trump arrived in Paris on Thursday for a two-day visit when he will take part in the traditional French Bastille Day military parade and commemorations of the entry 100 years ago of US troops into World War One, while also holding several meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron who officials said was keen to de-frost relations with the US leader.

Trump accepts Macron's Bastille Day invitation

Macron's office said Trump will attend traditional military parade on Champs-Elysées, where US soldiers will march alongside French troops.

France’s Macron invites Trump to Bastille Day festivities

Donald Trump and First Lady asked to attend the parade on July 14 and French president’s office says US leader promised to examine invitation.

The challenge for US defiance of Trump's exit from Paris climate deal

Despite the statements of support for the Paris accord on combating climate change by US cities, states and other groups since President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the agreement concluded in December 2015, they could encounter difficulties in implementing the accord on a sub-national basis.

Intrigue and irritation meet Macron's lure to foreign scientists

Following US President Donald Trump's announcement the US would withdraw from Paris climate deal pledges, his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron invited American scientists to move to France, but some struggling homegrown researchers denounce a stunt.  

France's Macron tells Trump Paris accords 'not renegotiable'

French president had a 'direct' talk on phone with President Trump after latter announced US will pull out of Paris climate agreement.