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Tag Archives: Emmanuel Macron

Putin, Zelensky meet in Paris push to end Ukraine war

PARIS: Russian leader Vladimir Putin met Ukranian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time ever at a Paris summit aimed at agreeing measures to help end five years of conflict in the east of Ukraine. No comprehensive peace deal is expected from the meeting – mediated by French President Emmanuel ...

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Trump blasts Macron ‘brain dead’ comments as ‘nasty’

LONDON: US President Donald Trump has accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of being “nasty” for saying Nato was “brain dead”. Trump is in London for a summit marking the Western military alliance’s 70th anniversary. The US president said Nato served a great purpose, and Macron’s remarks had been “very ...

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Macron marks Remembrance Day, 101 years since end of WWI

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron marked Remembrance Day by relighting the flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, below a spectacular giant tricolour flag. Greeted by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Macron laid a wreath and inspected troops during the otherwise low-key ceremony marking 101 ...

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France mosque shooting leaves 2 injured

An 84-year-old man has been arrested after he shot and wounded two people at a mosque in the southern French city of Bayonne on Monday, local media reported. The attacker, a former soldier, shot at people inside the mosque while they were praying, injuring two elderly men, who were taken ...

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Macron criticises NATO reaction over Turkish offensive

BRUSSELS: France’s president bemoaned Turkey’s offensive into northern Syria as “madness” and decried the North Atlantic Organisation’s (NATO) inability to react to the assault as a “serious mistake.” “I consider what’s happened in the last few days as a serious mistake from the West and NATO in the region and ...

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EU to reach Brexit position by end of next week: Macron

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the possibility of a Brexit accord would be evaluated by the end of next week. Johnson, in a telephone conversation with Macron, “presented his latest proposals,” the French presidency said in a statement. Macron “indicated that the negotiations ...

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Iran voices optimism over nuclear deal after talks with France

PARIS: Iran and France have moved closer in their views on the future of Tehran’s nuclear deal with the west after talks between the countries’ presidents, the Iranian government has said. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, spoke for two hours by telephone, a spokesman ...

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Macron says tech giants enjoy ‘permanent tax haven status’

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron, who will defend a global tax on tech giants at this weekend’s G7 meeting, on Wednesday criticised a “crazy” system that gives firms a “permanent tax haven status”. “The global tech players do not contribute financially to the funding of the common good, it is ...

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French inventor whose flying board wowed the world

PARIS: Is that Iron Man or Green Goblin? No, it is Frank Zapata who is demonstrating his flyboard for President Emmanuel Macron and EU leaders! Frank Zapata is a French inventor who whizzed above the Champs-Elysees in Paris as a part of the Bastille Day celebrations. 🇫🇷 #14Juillet L’arrivée du ...

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Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal on any conditions: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iran will not renegotiate the nuclear deal on any conditions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a phone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron. “There is no chance of re-negotiating an agreement that was made after two years of negotiation,” Rouhani said as quoted in a press release published ...

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