French President Emmanuel Macron

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