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Paris clashes follow Macron’s military parade

Angela Merkel alongside Mark Rutte are part of the Bastille Day parade which has turned into violent clashes between police and protestors.

France’s Macron announces creation of a new space force command

France's declared interest in boosting its military readiness in space follows increased spending and interest in the area by the United States, China and Russia.

France launches new nuclear-powered attack submarine

The 'Suffren' is set to become a frontrunner for a new line of Barracuda attack-class vessels in ensuring French naval superiority.

Iran welcomes French efforts to save nuclear deal

France’s efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal are welcomed by Iran.

Macron and Trump: ‘Frenemies’ in open disagreement

As France's Emmanuel Macron and US's Donald Trump prepare to hold talks on the sidelines of D-Day commemorations, French diplomats are hoping for a smoother run.

France’s Macron accepts ‘bad guy’ role in Brexit talks

French President Emmanuel Macron fully accepts his "bad guy" role in insisting on a shorter extension to Britain's tortuous exit from the EU, while insisting that October 31 is the "final, final deadline."

Emmanuel Macron group leads in EU election poll

Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move is leading rival lMarine Le Pen’s National Rally party ahead of the European elections at the end of the month.

French police clash with yellow vests protesters in Strasbourg

The 'Yellow Vests' protestors are back in the streets after French President Emmanuel Macron drafted policy proposals including tax cuts worth around 5 billion euros (US$5.58 billion.)

Macron and Merkel: A relationship on the rocks?

With the impending European elections, Merkel and Macron's risk straining their ties as they both have different political priorities.

Macron to announce response to ‘yellow vests’ after months of protests

French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron's policy response is the result of a three-month-long national debate.

NZ, France announce bid to end violent extremism online

Political leaders and tech company executives to commit to 'Christchurch call' pledge to eliminate terrorism and violent extremism online.

Trump will travel to France, meet with Macron in June

Donald Trump and his wife will also visit the United Kingdom on June 3-5.

Macron to unveil new measures on Monday to allay ‘yellow vest’...

Emmanuel Macron launched his 'Grand National Debate' on Jan 15 to try end the biggest crisis of his presidency.

Macron opposed ‘very long’ Brexit delay to avoid hampering departure

France's Macron opposition on the Brexit extension for more than six months will not be seen as an attempt by the EU to keep Britain in Europe.

Macron signs into law controversial French ‘anti-rioters’ bill

The bill, which was approved by lawmakers in February, aims to crack down on violence that has marred the 'yellow vest' protest movement.

EU to grant Brexit delay, with conditions

An advance draft of conclusions for Wednesday's emergency EU summit said Britain would be granted another delay on certain conditions.

Macron orders probe on French action during Rwanda genocide

Rwanda has accused France of being complicit in the genocide of an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis.

Macron reshuffles cabinet in home stretch to key EU ballot

Emmanuel Macron is in the process of reshuffling his cabinet for the European Parliamentary elections in May.

EU leaders call for end to ‘naivety’ in relations with China

The bloc has sought to avoid taking sides in a multi-billion dollar trade war between Washington and Beijing.

France’s message for capitalism is quite simple: Adapt or die

As public anger about economic inequality grows, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says there is a need to reform capitalism.

Yellow vest ‘ultimatum’ rally turns violent in Paris

Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters who erected barricades near the Champs-Elysees in scenes reminiscent of some of the tensest 'yellow vest' rallies.

Merkel distances herself from Macron’s Europe vision

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants Germany part of the EU permanent seat in the UN Security Council but her European reform vision is at odds with French's Emmanuel Macron.

Hundreds march in Paris as childminders join ‘yellow vest’ protests

'Yellow vest' protestors were joined by others donning pink tops, as child-care workers turned out against reform of their unemployment subsidies.

France’s Macron looks to overcome Italy row, warns against nationalism

Ties between the traditionally close allies have grown increasingly tense since mid-2018, mostly over migration.