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Tag: Emmanuel Macron

  • Wednesday, August 1st 2018 - 08:36 UTC

    Theresa May will hold talks with President Emmanuel Macron on Friday

    PM May has been invited to Macron's holiday retreat in France. It comes as the UK government steps up its engagement with counterparts in the EU over Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday, Downing Street says. Mrs. May has been invited to Mr. Macron's holiday retreat in the south of France. It comes as the UK government steps up its engagement with counterparts in the EU over Brexit.

  • Wednesday, June 20th 2018 - 22:50 UTC

    Internet Blackout against student cheating in Algeria

    Internet services were cut “in compliance with instructions from the government, aimed at ensuring the high school diploma tests run smoothly.”

    Algerian authorities shot down the internet access for two hours on Wednesday, coinciding with the start of high school diploma exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop students cheating, AFP journalists in Algiers reports.

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 06:43 UTC

    “Europe must take its destiny in its own hands, US will not protect us”, claims Merkel

    Merkel spoke about European unity at an award ceremony in the city of Aachen, where she praised president Emmanuel Macron for his “contagious enthusiasm”

    Europe cannot put all of its trust in the U.S. when it comes to protection and should instead “take its destiny into its own hands,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. “It's no longer the case that the United States will simply just protect us”.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2018 - 10:29 UTC

    European signatories reaffirm support for Iran deal, despite Trump saying Teheran is lying

    UK, France and Germany - reaffirmed their backing for the deal, as US president Donald Trump continues to threatens to walk away from the agreement.

    The UK has backed a “vitally important” nuclear deal with Iran, despite accusations from the US and Israel that Iranians are pursuing atomic weapons. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu claims thousands of “secret nuclear files” proved Iran covertly sought nuclear weapons - an accusation Iran rejects.

  • Thursday, April 26th 2018 - 08:53 UTC

    Macron enchants US Congress while questioning some of Trump's policies

    The speech was widely interpreted as a thinly veiled attack on President Donald Trump's America First agenda.

    French President Emmanuel Macron has used his speech to the joint houses of the US Congress to denounce nationalism and isolationism as threats to global prosperity. The speech was widely interpreted as a thinly veiled attack on President Donald Trump's America First agenda.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2018 - 09:18 UTC

    Trump/Macron summit: much personal chemistry but not so in the Iran issue

    Macron: “It’s not a mystery we did not have the same starting positions or stances, and neither you nor I have a habit of changing our stances or going with the wind”

    President Trump vowed Tuesday to look for common ground with his French counterpart in dealing with Iran but made no commitment to stick with the nuclear agreement he described as “insane” and “ridiculous.” Receiving French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit at the White House, Trump repeated his criticism of the agreement to freeze Iran's nuclear program, saying it doesn't address Tehran's missile program or its attempts to foment unrest in the region.

  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 13:53 UTC

    US coalition: Strikes in Syria increases tension; reactions worldwide

    Three targets were hit in the one-night operation. The damaged installations were Syrian research, storage and military buildings.

    Bombs have fallen. Damascus has been beaten again. The United States, United Kingdom and France coalition launched airstrikes against Syrian targets as Donald Trump sought to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack last weekend near Damascus that killed more than 40 people.

  • Friday, March 16th 2018 - 10:28 UTC

    Western leaders abhor nerve-agent attack and point to Russia: “no plausible alternative explanation”

    In Washington, US President Donald Trump said “it certainly looks like the Russians were behind it”.

    The leaders of France, Germany, the US and UK say there is “no plausible alternative explanation” to Russia having been behind the nerve agent attack in the UK. They condemned the “first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War”, calling it an assault on UK sovereignty.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 09:38 UTC

    Macron calls on the EU for more sanctions on Venezuela

    “Sadly things are going in the wrong direction,” Macron told a joint news conference with the visiting president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri.

    French President Emmanuel Macron called for further European Union sanctions on Venezuela, days after the 28-nation bloc agreed a travel ban and asset freezes on seven senior Venezuelan officials. The West accuses President Nicholas Maduro's government of violating democracy and human rights in the oil-producing nation, which is in the grip of a major economic and social crisis with millions suffering food and medicine shortages.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    Macri and Macron agree in most issues, but not in the EU/Mercosur talks

    Macri arrived at the Elysée Palace on Friday, late in the evening, and was effusively received by Macron, followed by a meeting of an hour and twenty minutes.

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri ended on Friday his European tour in Paris, where he addressed the business community and potential investors, and later held a private meeting with president Emmanuel Macron. According to Argentine sources there is strong French investors' interest, but apparently Macron held his ground when regarding the EU/Mercosur overall trade agreement.