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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 recalls Turkey envoy after Erdogan jibes against Macron

France announced on Saturday that it was recalling its ambassador from Ankara after Turkish President Recep Erdogan said in a televised address to his compatriots that French President Emmanuel Macron had a 'problem' with Muslims and 'needs mental treatment'.

French-Italian relations reach new low with 'coloniser' jibes

Already high tensions between Paris and Rome have further escalated after Italian deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio, leader of the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement, said the EU should 'sanction France and all countries like France that impoverish Africa and make these people leave, because Africans should be in Africa'.

Iran warns Macron against 'blindly' following Donald Trump

Ali Akbar Velayati, the top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was quoted as by Iran's semi-official Fars news agency as saying that French President Emmanuel Macron, who has raised concern over Iranian ballistic missile tests, 'is now acting as Trump’s lapdog' and that 'France should not blindly follow the Americans'.