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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.

Macron says white-knuckle handshake with Trump 'not innocent'

French President Emmanuel Macron interviewed in French weekly JDD said the widely commented handshake duel with his US counterpart Donald Trump, when the two met for the first time last week in Brussels, was 'a moment of truth' with a man he said was, along with Russian President Vladidmir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Erdoğan, 'in a logic of relations of power'.

Kuckles white, jaws clenched: Macron wins Trump handshake battle

The US president, who has raised eyebrows with his sometimes peculiarly vigorous handshaking of world leaders, appeared to meet his match during his first meeting with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, when he was first to give way in a gripping contest of white knuckles and clenched fingers.

Macron and Trump hold talks during NATO mini summit

French President Emmanuel Macron met with US President Donald Trump at the US ambassador to Belgium's private residence in Brussles on Thursday, on the sidelines of a NATO summit, after which Macron said they had a 'long' and 'very frank' discussion on 'all subjects', when he urged the US not to withdraw support for the Paris Climate agreement pledges. 

Exclusive: Macron speaks out on Trump, Putin, Palestine, Syria, and the Greek debt

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Emmanuel Macron, who was elected as France’s new president on Sunday, gave his last interview before his landslide victory to Mediapart, in which he detailed the measures and policies he would adopt over his five-year term of office. During the two-hour interview on Friday evening, he detailed his approach to a number of foreign policy issues - which were little mentioned during his campaign - including French military intervention abroad, his views on Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Greek debt crisis, and US reluctance to implement the Paris COP 21 measures to combat climate change.