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Macron accused of stonewalling plan for UK-France summit

According to British government sources cited in the media, diplomatic tensions are running high between London and Paris, stalling moves to hold a joint summit.

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France makes small troop increase to anti-jihadist ops in Sahel

French President Emmanuel Macron has held a summit in Pau, south-west France, with leaders of five West African states engaged alongside France in fighting jihadist forces in the Sahel when he announced a further 220 French troops would be sent to the region to join their 4,500 colleagues already on the ground and the creation of a joint command structure with regional states.

Macron says G7 leaders close to agreeing plan over Amazon fires

French president has described the fires as an 'international crisis' and pushed for them to be prioritised at G7 summit in French town of Biarritz.

France, Germany slam Trump over G7 statement U-turn

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'. 

May and Macron summit: UK cash for Calais, joint defence deals agreed

French President Emmanuel Macron met with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Sandhurst military academy on Thursday on his first official visit to the UK, when the two agreed increased British funding of border security measures at Calais, and increased security and defence cooperation, including British helicopter missions in Mali and French participation in reinforcing Estonia's frontier with Russia.

British PM May hosts French President Macron at key joint summit

British prime Minister Theresa May meets with French President Emmanuel Macron in their first joint summit meeting at the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst in Berkshire on Thursday, when continuing Brexit negotiations, defence cooperation and the migrant crisis in Calais will top the agenda.

France holds world summit on Israel-Palestinian conflict

Delegates from 70 nations are expected to reaffirm support in Paris for a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict.

Democracy and jihadists top France-Africa summit agenda

The talks between some 30 African states and France, which are being held in Mali's capital Bamako, will also cover the migrant crisis.

France and Britain unveil drone plans ahead of 'terror' summit

Paris and London to spend £1.5bn developing next generation of drones, as summit in France discusses security and Calais migrant crisis.

France bows to Obama and backs down on climate ‘treaty’

Paris agrees new global climate accord will not be called a 'treaty' and might not contain legally-binding emissions reduction targets.

France calls for swift Greece bailout deal

Arriving at a Brussels summit of eurozone leaders on Sunday, President François Hollande vowed to do 'everything' to reach a deal within hours.

Hollande, Merkel and Putin arrive in Minsk for Ukraine talks

The French, German and Russian leaders will be joined by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for negotiations for a ceasefire in east Ukraine.

Hollande to visit Iraq ahead of security summit in Paris

French president's trip to Baghdad on Friday aimed at underlining his support for fight against Islamic State ahead of Monday talks.

UK offers Nato security fence to help Calais tackle migrants

British immigration minister says fencing could replace the 'inadequate' barriers at the French port as tensions rise over migrant issue.

Leading French unions boycott job creation summit

Two unions said they will shun crucial talks scheduled for Tuesday, accusing President Hollande of siding with employers over job creation plans.