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Meet the World's New Teddy Roosevelt

Editor sees France's Emmanuel Macron as pivotal figure in new progressive era

(Newser) - A modern version Teddy Roosevelt is emerging in the world, but he's not on US shores. The editor of the Economist writes that it's none other than French leader Emmanuel Macron. The assertion from editor Zanny Minton Beddoes comes in a piece predicting that a populist wave in... More »

Macron's Dog Busted Peeing on Palace Fireplace

Nemo's tinkle was 'totally unusual,' says French president

(Newser) - He's still a very good dog, but French President Emmanuel Macron's pooch Nemo drew laughs when he relieved himself in the Elysée Palace, interrupting a meeting his master was holding with three aides, the BBC reports. "I wondered what that noise was," chuckles junior ecology... More »

French President Spent $31K on Makeup in 3 Months

As his approval rating drops due in part to ... budget cuts

(Newser) - President Emmanuel Macron's office has confirmed a report that the French leader spent $30,695 on makeup during his first three months in power, and it says it's trying to find a cheaper alternative. The report in Le Point news magazine prompted harsh criticism of the president from... More »

10 Most Influential Young People in Business

Fortune is out with its '40 under 40' list

(Newser) - Fortune is out with a new list on the 40 most influential people in business who just happen to be under the age of 40. Mark Zuckerberg, of course, makes the cut, though a politician has him beat for the top spot. The top 10:
  1. Emmanuel Macron, president of
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Macron Plan Booed as 'Americanization' of France

280K sign petition against formal first lady role

(Newser) - Some 280,000 people have signed a petition in protest of the "Americanization" of French politics. Before his election, French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to create a "defined" First Lady position for his wife, which would mean giving Brigitte Macron her own office and staff, reports Reuters . But... More »

WikiLeaks Brings New Attention to President's Campaign Emails

But no new 'bombshells' so far in Macron campaign emails posted on site

(Newser) - Roughly 20,000 emails allegedly stolen from French President Emmanuel Macron's campaign have been digitally verified and published to WikiLeaks, the group said Monday. The emails caused a stir when they were initially published just two days before France's May 7 presidential runoff. But unlike the leaks that... More »

Macron: Trump 'Listened to Me' on Climate Change

Says Paris charm offensive was choreographed, might soften Trump's stance

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on President Trump was carefully calculated—and may have changed the US president's mind about climate change, reports the AP . Macron defended his outreach to Trump, whose "America first" policies have elicited worry and disdain in Europe. "... More »

Macron Treats Trump to Extravagant Bastille Day Parade

Celebration included US service members to mark 100 years since US entered WWI

(Newser) - Emmanuel Macron's first handshake with President Trump in May may have suggested a confrontational start, but the French president has pulled out all the stops for Trump's visit to his country. On Thursday, there was dinner in the Eiffel Tower , and on Friday, Trump was regaled with an... More »

Trump Heard Complimenting Macron's Wife's Figure

And more from the president's trip to Paris

(Newser) - President Trump is in Paris for talks, but he's also there as French President Emmanuel Macron's guest of honor and will have a plum seat as American troops open the Bastille Day parade on the Champs-Elysees. This year's celebration will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the... More »

President Trump Departs for City He Derided

He'll be Macron's guest of honor in Paris

(Newser) - President Trump's visit to Paris on Thursday will take him to a city he has repeatedly derided—and at the side of a French leader best known to Americans as the earnest young man with the endless handshake. "Paris isn't Paris any longer," Trump declared in... More »

Alleged Plot Against Macron During Trump Visit Is Foiled

Suspect allegedly talked about attack on Bastille Day, when Trump is visiting

(Newser) - French authorities say a man has been hit with preliminary terrorism charges for plotting an attack on President Emmanuel Macron—at a time when President Trump would be visiting. A Paris prosecutor's office spokeswoman says that the 23-year-old suspect's plans were vague and that he appeared to be... More »

Macron Has 'All the Power' After Vote

French president's new party predicted to have solid majority

(Newser) - Voters gave President Emmanuel Macron's fledgling party a solid victory in parliamentary elections Sunday, handing the upstart centrist a strong mandate to overhaul the country's labor laws, among the most sensitive issues for the French. Polling agency projections suggest Macron's Republic on the Move! party could take... More »

France Helpfully Edits White House Video on Paris Accord

And Macron continues to tweak Trump over his decision to pull out

(Newser) - Since President Trump announced Thursday he was pulling the US out of the Paris climate agreement, France has been relentlessly dragging the White House. CNN reports the dragging now includes the French government tweeting a remixed version of a White House video on the agreement Friday. The new version of... More »

Mayor Unhappy Trump Named His City in Withdrawal Speech

Pittsburgh 'does not support the initiatives that he is doing'

(Newser) - President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord is being denounced as a big mistake by leaders of other countries—and plenty of American mayors and governors don't sound any happier. French President Emmanuel Macron, delivering a rare English-language speech, said there is... More »

Standing Next to Putin, Macron Tears Into Russian Media

French president hosts his Russian counterpart at Versailles

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Russia's Vladimir Putin at the sumptuous royal palace in Versailles on Monday to talk about cooperating on fighting terror. The visit demonstrated Macron's prowess in global politics, as he secured that goal but pulled no punches in a blistering attack on Russian state... More »

France's Macron: Trump Handshake 'Wasn't Innocent'

French president tells newspaper it was a 'moment of truth'

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron says his now famous white-knuckle handshake showdown with US counterpart Donald Trump was "a moment of truth"—designed to show that he's no pushover, reports the AP . Macron told a Sunday newspaper in France that "my handshake with him, it wasn't... More »

Montenegro Leader Not Troubled by Trump Shove

Trump had 'white-knuckled' handshake with Macron

(Newser) - It was a shove seen around the world: President Trump pushed aside Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic as NATO leaders prepared for a group photo at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels Thursday. Trump was criticized by news outlets in the Balkans and elsewhere, but Markovic himself shrugged it off,... More »

Macron Jolts France, Names Conservative as His PM

Signaling a new generation of leadership, French president is off to a bold start

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed Edouard Philippe, a relatively unknown 46-year-old lawmaker, as prime minister, making good on campaign promises to repopulate French politics with new faces. Alexis Kohler, Macron's new general secretary at the presidential Elysee Palace, made the announcement Monday. Philippe is the mayor of the... More »

France Swears in Its Youngest Leader Since Napoleon

Emmanuel Macron inaugurated, says all nations 'are neighbors'

(Newser) - France has inaugurated new president, Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old independent centrist who was elected on May 7, reports the AP . Arriving Sunday at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, Macron slowly marched alone, under a light rain, in the Elysee courtyard. He shook hands with his predecessor, Francois Hollande, at... More »

Macron's Victory Was a 'Political Earthquake' for France

Macron has to govern a deeply divided nation

(Newser) - The pollsters were wrong once again with France's presidential runoff election but there was no surprise result this time: Emmanuel Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen 66% to 34%, a much bigger margin than the 20 points that had been predicted, Reuters reports. But 34% was still a... More »

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