Emmanuel Macron

  • vaccine May 14

    Sanofi Walks Back After Saying US Would Get Vaccine First

    French pharmaceutical group Sanofi says it will make its COVID-19 vaccine, when ready, available in all countries

  • France Feb 14

    Sex Tapes Sink Macron's Candidate, Spark Outrage in France

    Political rivals in France have sprung to the defense of a colleague who pulled out of the race to become mayor of Paris after sexually explicit images were published on an internet site

  • France Jan 15

    Grrrrr! Angry Herders Secure Bear Ban From French President

    The bears have cute names — Bubble, Feather, Snowflake and the like — and look so soft and huggable when caught on video by remote cameras that study their habits. But to herders high in the Pyrenees mountains of southwest France, the animals are stone-cold killers, ravaging flocks and undermining farming livelihoods. Pyrenean livestock farmers who raise sheep for meat and...

  • Saturday Night Live Dec 8, 2019

    'SNL' Continues Trudeau Open Mic Moment in NATO Cafeteria Skit

    With a helping hand from late-night television hosts, the “Saturday Night Live” Cold Open shifted focus from the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump to his reception at the NATO summit in London. “This week, during the NATO conference in London, foreign leaders were caught on a hot mic making fun of President Trump,” an on-screen intro for the Cold…

  • Emmanuel Macron Dec 4, 2019

    Trump Calls Canadian PM ‘Two-Faced' After NATO Open Mic Moment

    While NATO leaders professed unity on Wednesday at a summit near London, a spat rippled under the surface after several were caught in an unguarded exchange on camera apparently gossiping about U.S. President Donald Trump’s behavior....

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    Trump branded Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “two-faced” after the remarks captured during a reception in London at Buckingham Palace....

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    Trudeau was seen standing in a...

  • France Nov 16, 2019

    France: Tensions With Police on Yellow Vest 1st Birthday

    Paris police fired tear gas on Saturday to push back yellow vest protesters trying to revive their movement on the first anniversary of the sometimes-violent uprising against President Emmanuel Macron and policies seen as favoring the rich. Police deployed in force around Paris and detained 24 people around the capital by mid-morning. Officers dislodged protesters trying to block the bypass...

  • president Nov 15, 2019

    Leaders of Russia, Ukraine to Meet to Discuss Conflict

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet in Paris on Dec. 9 to try to seek a settlement for the five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has killed 13,000 people.

  • Afghanistan Nov 11, 2019

    Macron Marks Armistice Day, 101 Years After End of WWI

    French President Emmanuel Macron marked Armistice Day on Monday by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, as a giant tricolor flag flew overhead. Greeted by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Macron laid a wreath and inspected troops during the ceremony celebrating 101 years since the Armistice that ended the slaughter of World War I. He...

  • Donald Trump Nov 3, 2019

    Climate Change Activists Nab French President Macron's Portraits, Divide French Judges

    Is stealing a presidential portrait a prison-worthy crime? Or a laudable act of civil disobedience? Courts around France are grappling with this question in response to an unusual new environmental movement that’s aiming to push French President Emmanuel Macron to do more to fight climate change. One by one, environmental activists around France have removed Macron’s official portraits from more...

  • Daniel Macht Oct 24, 2019

    UK's Johnson Seeks Dec. 12 Election to Break Brexit Impasse

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally abandoned his promise of an October Brexit and pinned his hopes on a December election. Two days after lawmakers stymied Johnson’s latest attempt to pass his European Union divorce deal, he said Thursday that the only way to break Britain’s Brexit impasse was a general election. Johnson said he would ask lawmakers to...

  • Associated Press Oct 18, 2019

    Johnson Urges Support for Brexit Deal Before Knife-Edge Vote

    Boris Johnson worked behind the scenes Friday to win enough support to push his new Brexit deal through the fractious British Parliament and pave the way for Britain — finally — to leave the European Union in two weeks. His message to allies and opponents alike: Approve the agreement so Britain can finally put the tortuous, three-year Brexit saga behind...

  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2019

    Turkish Forces Say They've Captured Key Syrian Border Town

    Turkey’s military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday in its most significant gain since an offensive against Kurdish fighters began four days ago, with no sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism. Turkish troops entered central Ras al-Ayn, according to Turkey’s Defense Ministry and a war monitor group. The ministry tweeted: “Ras al-Ayn’s residential...

  • executive director Oct 10, 2019

    Global Fund Raises $13.92 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB, Malaria

    An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years at an international conference, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. The Global Fund said after the conference that Macron, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Bono of the rock band U2 “committed to raise at least a further $100 million...

  • Massachusetts Oct 7, 2019

    Pope Urges Bold Action to Protect the Amazon Amid Fires

    Pope Francis urged bishops on Sunday to boldly shake up the status quo as they chart ways to better care for the Amazon and its indigenous people amid threats from forest fires, development and what he called ideological “ashes of fear.” Francis opened a three-week meeting on preserving the rainforest and ministering to its native people as he fended off...

  • Donald Trump Sep 29, 2019

    Dark Skies: UN Meeting Reveals a World in a Really Bad Mood

    The planet is heating. Island nations are slipping away. A Pakistan-India nuclear war could be a “bloodbath.” Governments aren’t working together like they used to. Polarization is tearing us apart. Killing. Migration. Poverty. Corruption. Inequality. Sovereignty violations. Helplessness. Hopelessness. “The problems of our times are extraordinary,” Ibraham Mohamed Solih, president of the Maldives, an Indian Ocean island nation threatened by...

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2019

    At UN, Trump Attacks Globalism, Urges Pressure on Iran

    President Donald Trump took center stage at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to deliver a strong defense of nationalism while exhorting the world to act against Iran’s “bloodlust” and rising aggression. The president called on the global leaders seated before him to join the U.S. in further isolating Tehran, pushing them to use economic sanctions to pressure Iran to...

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2019

    At UN, Trump Focuses on Religious Freedom, Not Climate

    President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical supporters. The climate summit, a centerpiece of this year’s U.N. schedule, was not on Trump’s agenda at...

  • Donald Trump Sep 23, 2019

    UK Says Iran Responsible for Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities

    Britain has concluded that Iran was responsible for attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday. He said the U.K. would consider taking part in a U.S.-led military effort to bolster the Gulf kingdom’s defenses, while Iran’s president announced plans for a rival Iranian-led security coalition. The U.K. Conservative prime minister also said the...

  • Donald Trump Sep 22, 2019

    Boris Johnson Heads to UN, Urging World to See Beyond Brexit

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson headed for the United Nations in New York on Sunday to argue that post-Brexit Britain will be a dynamic world power taking the lead on tackling climate change and an unstable Middle East. But he and his country face some big hurdles. He is struggling to strike a withdrawal agreement with a skeptical European Union, and...

  • Donald Trump Sep 21, 2019

    Australia's Morrison at White House for Trump's Second State Visit

    A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely “celebrating” even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump. Not long before the president and first lady Melania Trump stepped out of the White House front door and...

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