French President Emmanuel Macron

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: UN chief calls for dialogue over Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela —Jan 24, 2019—The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 8:50 a.m. The German government is backing the opposition-led National Assembly in Venezuela, while calling for “free and credible elections” in the country. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Thursday on Twitter that “the people of Venezuela are bravely working for … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: UN chief calls for dialogue over Venezuela

LONDON | The Latest: Macron tells Britain “good luck” with Brexit

LONDON—Jan 15, 2019— The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): French President Emmanuel Macron is casting doubt on chances the European Union will renegotiate Britain’s exit deal after British lawmakers roundly rejected the one their government reached with the EU. Macron said Tuesday night: “I don’t really believe in this, … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Macron tells Britain “good luck” with Brexit

BERLIN | Germany, France set to sign new cooperation accord

BERLIN — Jan 09, 2019—Germany and France are set to sign a new bilateral treaty pledging deeper cooperation between the two leading European Union powers. Germany’s Cabinet on Wednesday gave the green light for Chancellor Angela Merkel to sign the agreement with French President Emmanuel Macron in the German city of Aachen on Jan. 22. … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany, France set to sign new cooperation accord

WARSAW, Poland | Italy’s Salvini seeks to build new European order with Poles

WARSAW, Poland —Jan 09, 2019—Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini vowed Wednesday to work with Poland to create a “new European spring” as he sought to build an alliance with Poland’s ruling populists ahead of the European Parliament elections in May. Salvini, speaking Wednesday at a news conference in Warsaw alongside his Polish counterpart Joachim Brudzinski, … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Italy’s Salvini seeks to build new European order with Poles

WARSAW, Poland | Italian minister in Poland seeking allies in EU elections

WARSAW, Poland —Jan 09, 2019—Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is visiting Warsaw to meet with Poland’s powerful ruling party leader as well as his Polish counterpart, as their populist-nationalist parties explore a possible alliance in spring elections for the European Parliament. The May elections are shaping up into a battle between pro-EU forces under the … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Italian minister in Poland seeking allies in EU elections

ANKARA, Turkey | Trump’s shifting timetable on Syria leaves allies scrambling

ANKARA, Turkey—January 07, 2019— President Donald Trump‘s shifting timetable for pulling U.S. troops out of Syria has left allies and other players in the region confused and jockeying for influence over a withdrawal strategy that appeared to be a work in progress. One day after White House national security adviser John Bolton announced the U.S. pullout … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Trump’s shifting timetable on Syria leaves allies scrambling

Quiz: Test your knowledge of this year’s business news

2018 was a big year in business news. A trade war heated up between the U.S. and China, Facebook’s stock took a face-plant, and two big tech companies reached $1 trillion in value, although that was before this fall’s stock market rout. Test your knowledge of this year’s notable events in business news with this … Continue reading Quiz: Test your knowledge of this year’s business news

PARIS | The Latest: French, German leaders show bond during WWI trip

PARIS — The Latest on World War I armistice commemorations (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The leaders of France and Germany have held an intimate commemoration at the site north of Paris where the vanquished Germans and victorious but exhausted Allies put an end to World War 1. President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French, German leaders show bond during WWI trip

NEW YORK | Bromance cools for once-chummy Trump and Marcon

NEW YORK — Gone is the shoulder squeezing, the affectionate dandruff-brushing — and French President Emmanuel Macron‘s hope that he could use his unlikely friendship with Donald Trump to rein in the American president’s more incendiary instincts. When the two men met Monday in New York, they shook hands lightly and got down to the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Bromance cools for once-chummy Trump and Marcon

PARIS | Macron, Putin talk about hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron has told Russian President Vladimir Putin about his concern for a Ukrainian filmmaker who is on a hunger strike in a Russian jail. The French president’s office said Macron and Putin spoke by telephone. The presidency says Macron urged the Russian leader to find a humanitarian solution since Oleg … Continue reading PARIS | Macron, Putin talk about hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker

PARIS | Qatar’s emir says there’s no deal with Russia over missiles

PARIS  — Qatar’s emir said his country has not reached a deal yet over the purchase of Russia’s most advanced air defense missile system. In a news conference in Paris on Friday, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said “it’s true we discussed it … Until now, there’s nothing.” He declined to provide details. Last … Continue reading PARIS | Qatar’s emir says there’s no deal with Russia over missiles

BAMAKO, Mali | Al-Qaida affiliate in Mali says it attacked military base

BAMAKO, Mali  — An al-Qaida affiliate in Mali says it carried out a suicide attack on the military headquarters of the five-nation counterterror force which killed three people in the central part of this West African country. According to the SITE intelligence group which monitors extremist statements, the Mali-based branch of al-Qaida known by its … Continue reading BAMAKO, Mali | Al-Qaida affiliate in Mali says it attacked military base

PARIS  | France honors Holocaust survivor Simone Veil at the Pantheon

PARIS  — Holocaust survivor Simone Veil, who became one of France’s most revered politicians, is getting the rare honor of being buried at the Pantheon, where French heroes are interred, one year after her death. Veil is being inhumed Sunday at the Paris monument with her husband Antoine, who died in 2013, in a symbolic … Continue reading PARIS  | France honors Holocaust survivor Simone Veil at the Pantheon

CATANIA, Sicily | The Latest: Italian minister cancels trip to France

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Italy’s finance minister has canceled a planned meeting in Paris with his French counterpart after the two countries clashed over Italy’s decision to refuse entry to a migrant rescue ship. The office of Finance Minister Giovanni Tria … Continue reading CATANIA, Sicily | The Latest: Italian minister cancels trip to France

PARIS | As US mulls tariffs, France’s Macron warns against trade war

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron warned against trade wars in an impassioned speech about international cooperation Wednesday, two days before the Trump administration decides whether to hit Europe with punishing new tariffs. Top European officials are holding last-ditch talks with the U.S. commerce and trade chiefs on steel and aluminum tariffs that the … Continue reading PARIS | As US mulls tariffs, France’s Macron warns against trade war

PARIS | French trains, Air France flights disrupted by strikes

PARIS | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) French rail workers, airline employees and students staged another string of strikes and sit-ins Wednesday despite French President Emmanuel Macron’s insistence that protests won’t prevent him from trying to overhaul the economy. Rail workers resumed a strike set to disrupt traffic off-and-on through June. National railway company SNCF said … Continue reading PARIS | French trains, Air France flights disrupted by strikes

PARIS | Macron: France must face up to new economic challenges

PARIS | April 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — French President Emmanuel Macron declared Thursday that strikes and protests will not prevent him from overhauling the nation’s economy — comments that came as train workers, hospital staff, students, retirees, lawyers and magistrates are challenging his economic vision. Macron appeared on national television TF1 Thursday to respond to … Continue reading PARIS | Macron: France must face up to new economic challenges

ROUEN, France | Lagging decades behind on autism care, France plays catch-up

ROUEN, France |April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) French President Emmanuel Macron is unveiling a long-awaited autism plan for a country that is shockingly behind the curve on providing basic education and care for people on the autism spectrum. Yet families and associations say the plan is unlikely to take the giant steps needed to catch France … Continue reading ROUEN, France | Lagging decades behind on autism care, France plays catch-up

The Latest: French policeman offered himself up as a hostage

PARIS/March 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on a shooting and hostage-taking in southern France (all times local): 4:05 p.m. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has praised the “heroism” of a French police officer who offered himself up as a hostage swap during an attack in southern France and was seriously injured. Collomb said the … Continue reading The Latest: French policeman offered himself up as a hostage

The Latest: Turkey’s president congratulates Putin

MOSCOW /March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s re-election victory (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Turkey’s president has congratulated Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on his election success. Officials from Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said the two leaders had a phone conversation Monday during which they reiterated “determination to strengthen cooperation” … Continue reading The Latest: Turkey’s president congratulates Putin

Russian minister says it will ‘certainly’ expel UK diplomats

LONDON   /March 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Russia will “certainly” expel British diplomats in a tit-for-tat response to Britain’s decision to send 23 Russians home over the poisoning of a former spy, the foreign minister said Thursday. Sergey Lavrov, speaking in remarks carried by the RIA Novosti news agency, said the move would come “soon,” but … Continue reading Russian minister says it will ‘certainly’ expel UK diplomats

The Latest: Women’s day: France to get tough on wage gap

MANILA, Philippines /March 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on International Women’s Day (all times local): 10:20 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says his government is going to name and shame companies that don’t respect the law on gender equality. For International Women’s Day, Macron has visited a property company awarded for its efforts toward … Continue reading The Latest: Women’s day: France to get tough on wage gap

The Latest: France worried chlorine bombs were used in Syria

ANKARA, Turkey /February 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on Syria-related developments (all times local): 4:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says he’s concerned about signs that chlorine gas may have been used multiple times against Syrian civilians in recent weeks. Macron’s office said in a statement that he expressed his concerns in a phone call … Continue reading The Latest: France worried chlorine bombs were used in Syria

Obama cites ‘absence of American leadership’ on climate

PARIS/December 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama is ending a five-day international trip in Paris, where he had lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron and gave a speech to business leaders. Obama had a two-hour private lunch with Macron at the presidential Elysee Palace on Saturday. The area was placed under high … Continue reading Obama cites ‘absence of American leadership’ on climate