Keyword: US

Macron joins May and Merkel in standing by Iran nuclear deal

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.

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.

US offers support, but no troops, to French interventions in Africa

The Trump administration has shown itself only too eager to continue Obama-era policies of providing financial, logistical and intelligence support to France in this region, hoping to avoid having to put American combat forces on the ground in yet another global hot spot.

France and Germany in united critical stand over Trump refugee ban

Germany's newly appointed foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel made his first official trip to meet with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault in Paris on Saturday, when the two men said US president Donald Trump's four-month ban on refugees from entering his country 'can only worry us' and goes against western values.

UK to be US 'vassal state', says French presidential candidate Macron

Former economy minister and independent centrist candidate in France's presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron, who increasingly appears to be within reach of the final round of the polling in May, said Britain was 'becoming the junior partner of the United States' after previously living 'in an equilibrium with Europe'.

France given clearance for beef exports to US

France is now the fourth EU member country to be given back access to the US market after restrictions were applied to imports of beef, sheep and goats from January 1998 following the outbreak of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) epidemic.

France awards John Kerry with the Legion of Honour

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault presented the US Secretary of State with the insignia of Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, France's highest civil award, at a ceremony in Paris in which he recalled Kerry's family connections with France and praised his diplomatic endeavours.

French prime minister opposes EU transatlantic trade deal

Manuel Valls insisted that planned EU-US deal known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was against 'EU interests'.

Hollande demands 'all information' on German bugging of French foreign minister

The French president said he expected Chancellor Angela Merkel to give 'exact details' over report that German intelligence spied on Laurent Fabius.

France to pay Holocaust victims and families reparations for WWII deportations

France and the US announced a 60M-dollar reparation agreement to be paid to non-French survivors and relatives, ending any further legal claims.

French writer Patrick Modiano hits boom abroad since Nobel Prize

Ten works by the 70-year-old author have been published in the US following the award last October, with another six due later this year.

Stolen Picasso cubist work returned to France

La Coiffeuse, stolen from a Paris museum in 2001, was found last year by a New Jersey shipping company after sent in a parcel from Belgium.

Hollande calls emergency meeting after WikiLeaks US spy revelations

Move comes as documents show that US agents spied on Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande, listening to their phone calls.

France adopts tough stance over US-Iran nuclear deal

With a March 31st deadline to ongoing talks, France has adopted harder line over conditions of a deal which the US wants to conclude swiftly.

France hopes to shore up business with Cuba amid US policy shift

Observers say historic visit to island by President François Hollande in May is as much about shoring up trade ties as politics and culture.