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Libyan commander Haftar told Macron no ceasefire for now: French presidency

May 22 2019

PARIS Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, speaking on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron, ruled out a ceasefire and said he wanted to rid the capital of militias that had "infested" the U.N.-backed government, a French presidential official said.

Macron appoints researchers to evaluate role of France in Rwandan genocide

Apr 05 2019

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron has appointed researchers to carry out a two-year investigation into the role of the French army in the Rwandan genocide that is still a source of tension between Paris and Kigali 25 years later.

In Trump times, agreeing to disagree becomes norm at G7 meetings

Apr 03 2019

PARIS Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven nations meet on Friday in France to prepare for the leaders' summit in August, but the absence of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscores how tough agreeing common ground between allies has become.

Airbus wins China order for 300 jets as Xi visits France

Mar 26 2019

PARIS Airbus signed a deal worth tens of billions of dollars on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China, coinciding with a visit to Europe by Chinese President Xi Jinping and matching a China record held by U.S. rival Boeing. | Video

France seals multi-billion dollar deals with China, but questions Belt and Road project

Mar 25 2019

PARIS France and China signed deals worth billions of euros on Monday, including a huge Airbus plane order, during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, despite Paris pushing back against Beijing's "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative.

French farmers warm to Macron as he calls on EU to keep budget big

Feb 23 2019

PARIS European Union agriculture is threatened by divisions inside the EU and competition from rival trading blocs, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday, calling for a large budget to defend EU goals on food quality and environmental protection.

France's Macron says EU farming 'under threat', needs big budget

Feb 23 2019

PARIS, Feb 23 European Union agriculture is being threatened by internal divisions and rival trading blocs, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday, calling for a large budget to defend EU goals on food quality and environmental protection.

Macron tells Sisi human rights go together with stability

Jan 28 2019

CAIRO French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that he told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a trip to Cairo that stability and security could not be separated from human rights. | Video

Egypt's rights record seen as worse than under Mubarak: Macron

Jan 27 2019

CAIRO French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday human rights in Egypt were perceived as worse now than under former strongman Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by protests in 2011.

Macron faces diplomatic test in Egypt amid human rights pressure

Jan 25 2019

PARIS When French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Paris in October 2017, five months after taking office, he handed him a list of activists he believed the Egyptian president could release from prison.

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India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.