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The oak sapling that was a gift to President Donald Trump from French President Emmanuel Macron is facing at least two years in quarantine. The leaders planted the tree on the White House lawn during Macron's state visit in April. But a mystery was spun days later when journalists noticed it had been... [Read More]
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Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was awarded Harvard University's Radcliffe Award on Friday. During the ceremony, she joked that if she could be CEO of any company, it'd be Facebook. "It's the biggest news platform in the world," says Clinton, and needs to get its act together. Hillary Clinton might be looking for work in Silicon Valley. The former presidential candidate jokingly said she would prefer to be the CEO of Facebook, if she had the choice, according to video obtained by the NTK Network.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: FACEBOOK... [Read More]
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday found a common cause in their shared unease at U.S. President Donald Trump's actions on Iran, climate change and international trade. [Read More]
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Will French President Emmanuel Macron turn out to be the West's Putin whisperer? [Read More]
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Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that the world could be heading for an unprecedented economic crisis due to the confrontational trade policy and protectionism being pursued by the United States. Without directly naming US President Donald Trump, who has slapped on tariffs and pulled out of trade deals, Putin lamented that a new era of protectionism was emerging and "breaking" the free trade system responsible for global prosperity. "Today we need not trade wars or even trade truces, but trade peace," Putin told an economic summit in Saint Petersburg, also attended by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and... [Read More]
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French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said European Union sanctions on Russia would not be lifted unless there was progress on Ukraine. [Read More]
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French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday called on Russia to work "hand-in-hand" with Europe to end what he described as "one of the most difficult periods of our history." [Read More]
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French President Emmanuel Macron drew a spotlight to growing discord between U.S. and European foreign policy, touting a new multibillion investment in Russia by his country's top oil company. [Read More]
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Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that the world could be heading for an unprecedented economic crisis due to the confrontational trade policy and protectionism being pursued by the United States. Without directly naming US President Donald Trump, who has slapped on tariffs and pulled out of trade deals, Putin lamented that a new era of protectionism was emerging and "breaking" the free trade system responsible for global prosperity. "Today we need not trade wars or even trade truces, but trade peace," Putin told an economic summit in Saint Petersburg, also attended by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and... [Read More]
French President Emmanuel Macron told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Europe was not going to turn its back on its alliance with the United States on matters of defense and security. [Read More]
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French President Emmanuel Macron told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Europe was not going to turn its back on its alliance with the United States on matters of defence and security. (Reporting by Christian Lowe Writing by Ingrid Melander) [Read More]
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Russian disinformation has become a problem for European governments. In the last two years, Kremlin-backed campaigns have spread false stories alleging that French President Emmanuel Macron was backed by the "gay lobby," fabricated a story of a Russian-German girl raped by Arab migrants, and spread a litany of conspiracy theories about the Catalan independence referendum,…        ... [Read More]
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The French government has agreed to absorb 35 billion euros in debt from the state railway SNCF, union officials said Friday, raising the chances of an end to nearly two months of strikes. Luc Berille, the head of the UNSA union, said the state had offered to take on 35 billion euros ($41 billion) of the SNCF's debt load of 46 billion euros, starting with 25 billion as soon as 2020. "The prime minister was specific," Berille said after talks with premier Edouard Philippe, adding that the government would increase infrastructure investment by 200 million euros a year to... [Read More]
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Paris police say two garbage collectors have been arrested after they stole a waste truck in order to discharge it in front of French President Emmanuel Macron's party headquarters. [Read More]
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French President Emmanuel Macron has met with Russian rights activists who urged him to pressure Vladimir Putin to free a hunger-striking Ukrainian film director, they said on Friday. Late Thursday Macron, who is visiting Russia, met with a number of prominent figures including Natalya Solzhenitsyna, widow of Nobel literature laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Alexander Cherkasov of top rights group Memorial after talks with Putin outside Saint Petersburg. Rights activists urged the French president to lobby Putin to free Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year sentence in Russia on terrorism charges. The 41-year-old film director went on hunger strike... [Read More]
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Two refuse collectors were arrested Friday morning in central Paris after stealing a garbage truck with plans to empty the load at the headquarters of President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) party. Officers intercepted the truck, taken from a depot in the northern 18th Arrondissement of the city, not far from the party offices in central Paris, a police source told AFP. At least a dozen officers with guns drawn surrounded the truck, warning bystanders back as they secured the area before apprehending the men and calling in an explosives-removal team. Security forces have been on high... [Read More]
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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday he met the head of Russia's oldest rights group as well as the widow of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel literature laureate and prominent dissident of the Soviet era. [Read More]
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Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the military's use of lethal force against Palestinians during protests and clashes on the Gaza border. In the 41-page ruling published by the justice ministry Thursday night the panel of three justices unanimously rejected a petition by Israeli and Palestinian rights groups to restrain the army's use of snipers firing live ammunition. Chief Justice Esther Hayut accepted the government position that the Gaza protesters were not peaceful civilian demonstrators but part of the "armed conflict" between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Islamist rulers Hamas. But she said that despite the ruling the... [Read More]
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, meeting with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, said Thursday that North Korea fulfilled its promises ahead of the canceled summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. [Read More]
French President Emmanuel Macron will attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Friday making him one of few Western leaders to attend Vladimir Putin's annual event since the annexation of Crimea. [Read More]
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