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France tells Johnson: let's work on post-Brexit relationship

Jul 26 2019

PARIS France is ready to work with Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but Paris and other European capitals will not renegotiate the terms of the hard-fought Brexit deal, a French minister said on Friday.

EU countries agree to new migrant influx mechanism: Macron

Jul 22 2019

PARIS Fourteen member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new "solidarity mechanism" proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

France to tax flights from its airports, airline shares fall

Jul 09 2019

PARIS France will introduce a tax on airlines flying from its airports to help support the environment, the transport minister said on Tuesday, in a move expected to raise around 180 million euros ($202 million) from 2020.

French minister backpedals after stir over journalist watchdog

Jun 27 2019

PARIS A French minister was forced to backpedal on Thursday after he suggested creating a journalist watchdog to sanction media outlets that spread false information, stirring outrage among reporters.

Trump, Macron honour D-Day veterans who fought through "fires of hell"

Jun 06 2019

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France France will never forget the sacrifice of the Allied troops who liberated it from Nazi Germany, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the D-Day operation that helped bring World War Two to an end. | Video

Iran failing as a nation, but U.S. could turn that around: Trump

Jun 06 2019

CAEN, France Iran is failing as a nation after Washington imposed powerful sanctions last year, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday, adding that he could turn that around very quickly in talks with the leadership in Tehran.

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

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