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Trump in double faux pas during WWI Armistice ceremonies in France

International— Link

While the centenary commemorations in France marking the end of WWI saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel take part in a symbolic ceremony with French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump began his visit with a Twitter message attacking Macron's championing of a joint European defence force, and cancelled a visit to a US cemetery of fallen US soldiers, citing bad weather conditions.

A year on: why the French #MeToo movement has lagged behind its US counterpart

France— Investigation

The different ways in which the two countries have reacted to the #MeToo movement has been striking. In the United States there was a strong and powerful response whereas in France there has been a backlash, in some quarters. To find out why France has been slower to embrace this movement, which began a year ago, Mediapart asked women who had supported or led the campaign on this side of the Atlantic. Marine Turchi reports.

Economist Joseph Stiglitz: 'Europe is on the brink'

International— Interview

In an interview with Mediapart the celebrated Nobel Prize winner for economics, Joseph Stiglitz, says he is worried about the continuing pursuit of austerity policies in the Eurozone. The economist say he is concerned, too, about President Donald Trump's policies and the explosion in inequality since the financial crisis of 2008. More than ever, he tells Mediapart, there is a need for wages to rise, for better regulation of the financial world and for a war on huge “monopolies”. Mathieu Magnaudeix reports.  

Enamoured Trump 'constantly' calls Macron, says former US official

International— Link

A former US national security official has claimed that President Donald Trump has a 'bizarre' desire to 'constantly' call French President Emmanuel Macron, sometimes for no particular reason and leaving Macron bemused.

France, Germany slam Trump over G7 statement U-turn

International— Link

France and Germany have reacted strongly at a decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw his support for the concluding joint statement issued by the Group of Seven summit in Canada of leading world economic powers, with a French presidential source calling it an act of 'incoherence and inconsistency' and the German foreign minister saying trust had been 'lost'. 

Macron says Trump call like sausages: best not to know the contents

International— Link

French President Emmanuel Macron, asked during a press conference about a phone conversation with US President Donald Trump last week on the latter's decision to impose import tariffs, borrowed a saying by 19th-century Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck to the effect that it's best not to know what lies inside sausages.

French outrage after President Trump mimics Paris attackers

France— Link

US president suggested 2015 attacks could have been stopped by giving people guns and mimicked gunmen summoning victims one by one.

After the hugs, Macron stands up for all Trump vowed to destroy

France— Link

French president addresses Congress, presenting himself as an advocate of liberal world order – the opposite of Trump’s image

Macron pitches new Iran deal to keep Trump on board

International— Link

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

France— Link

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

International— Analysis

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

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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'

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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

International— Link

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’

France— Link

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.