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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.

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

France — Chronicle

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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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'

International — Analysis

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

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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

International — Link

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

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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

International — Link

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

International — Link

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

France — Link

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

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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.