Emmanuel Macron

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Growing Crisis for Macron: Bodyguard Beats a Protester

Alexandre Benalla has been fired, and police raided his home Saturday

(Newser) - Paris prosecutor's office says investigators have raided the house of one of French President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides, who was caught on camera beating a protester in May. The presidential Elysee Palace fired Alexandre Benalla a day before police raided his home Saturday morning in the Parisian... More »

Macron Scolds a Teen, and It Goes Viral

'Call me 'Mr. President,'' says French leader

(Newser) - "How's it going, Manu?" That's how a French teen greeted French President Emmanuel Macron at a WWII remembrance event on Monday, using a common nickname. Big mistake. "No, you can't do that, no, no, no, no," said Macron, who stopped to issue a scolding... More »

Germany Pokes Trump on Twitter Politicking

'You can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters,' the German leader said

(Newser) - President Trump announced the US won't endorse a G-7 statement of shared priorities on trade and other key issues, in an apparent squabble with Canada's prime minister , and it has stirred up a lot of anger over in Europe. According to CNN , leaders in the French capital responded... More »

Enduring Image of the G7: Merkel Staring Down Trump

German chancellor's Instagram account posts photo of tense leaders at summit

(Newser) - Amid the inevitable landslide of photos that emerges from any G7 summit, there's one in particular from the latest contentious such event that's raising some eyebrows, and it comes courtesy of the German chancellor's official Instagram account. In it, Angela Merkel sternly stares down President Trump as... More »

Amid G7 Tension, Trump Keeps It Light With Trudeau

President will leave early on Saturday to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

(Newser) - Bruising for a fight, President Trump barreled into the Group of Seven summit Friday, seemingly ready to confront longtime US allies over a burgeoning trade dispute. Trump joined the leaders of major industrialized nations in the Canadian resort town of La Malbaie in Quebec after days of escalating conflict over... More »

Trump Slams Trudeau, Macron on Eve of G7

President will be leaving summit early

(Newser) - The traditional end-of-summit group photo at this year's G7 gathering will not include President Trump. The White House says Trump will leave the Quebec summit on Saturday morning and travel directly to Singapore, where he is due to meet Kim Jong Un June 12, Politico reports. The summit is... More »

Trudeau: Mike Pence's Demand Sank NAFTA Talks

French president Emmanuel Macron says Trump tariffs are a mistake

(Newser) - Justin Trudeau says he was ready to fly to Washington to make a deal on NAFTA—until Mike Pence made a demand that he had no choice but to reject. The Canadian prime minister says the vice president told him there would have to be a "sunset clause" guaranteeing... More »

Report: Trump Broke News on Iran Nuke Deal to Macron

NYT's source says president confirmed the US is out

(Newser) - We'll hear it straight from the horse's mouth at 2pm , but the New York Times reports President Trump confirmed to French President Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday that the US will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. The deal, seen as one of Barack... More »

Aussie First Lady Responds to Macron's 'Delicious' Remark

Lucy Turnbull, wife of PM Malcolm Turnbull, was 'flattered' by French leader's descriptor of her

(Newser) - Australia's prime minister said on Thursday his wife was "flattered and charmed" to be described by President Emmanuel Macron as "delicious," a compliment that has sparked lighthearted conjecture during the French leader's first official visit Down Under. Macron raised eyebrows Wednesday with his description of... More »

Macron Uses Unusual Word to Describe Aussie PM's Wife

French leader probably meant 'delicious' in the most complimentary way

(Newser) - If you've ever seen an excessively adorable baby and gushed that you want to eat it right up, maybe you'll empathize with Emmanuel Macron. Per the AP , the French president was finishing up a short visit Down Under on Wednesday and tried to thank his host, Australian Prime... More »

Mystery Solved: Why Trump-Macron Friendship Tree Vanished

It's in quarantine

(Newser) - The French president's office says there's nothing mysterious about the disappearance of a sessile oak tree he planted on the White House lawn. It was put in quarantine, reports the AP , like other plants or animals brought into US territory. The sapling was a gift from French President... More »

Macron's Symbolic Offering to Trump Mysteriously Gone

A tree the French president gave to the White House was planted but has since vanished

(Newser) - A mystery is brewing at the White House about what happened to the oak tree President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted there last week. The sapling was a gift from Macron on the occasion of his state visit. News photographers snapped away Monday when Trump and Macron shoveled... More »

Macron to Congress: Don't 'Close the Door to the World'

French president seemingly takes issue with Trump's 'America First' agenda

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron addressed Congress Wednesday during his visit to Washington, DC, quoting what the AP calls "chilling words from an American soldier-poet" to emphasize France's historical alliance with the US. "I have a Rendezvous with Death," he said, quoting a poem written by Alan... More »

'Incredible' Melania Wins Praise for Trump's First State Dinner

She seemed 'wholly at ease' at glitzy event

(Newser) - "To America's absolutely incredible first lady, thank you for making this an evening we will always cherish and remember," President Trump said at his first White House state dinner Tuesday night—and he was far from the only one praising Melania Trump. The first lady, who wore... More »

Trump's Dandruff Move at Macron Presser Getting Attention

And other weird moments from the joint appearance

(Newser) - One of the moments getting the most attention from President Trump's press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron Tuesday had to do with ... dandruff. "We have a very special relationship, in fact I'll get that little piece of dandruff off," Trump said while learning over to... More »

They're Polar Opposites, but Macron Is 'Trump Whisperer'

French president may have more at risk as he visits the White House

(Newser) - President Trump has a busy week on the diplomacy front, starting with a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron and ending with another by Germany's Angela Merkel. Macron will be at the White House Monday and Tuesday in the first state visit by a foreign leader hosted by Trump,... More »

Macron's Gift to Trump Holds Powerful Meaning

The French president will give Trump a seedling that grew on a famous WWI battlefield

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron is bringing an environmentally friendly gift to the White House when he visits President Donald Trump this week: a tree sapling. The young oak also has historical significance — it sprouted at a World War I battle site that became part of US Marine Corps legend.... More »

Trump to Host First Foreign Leader With Glitzy Dinner

Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte are coming Tuesday

(Newser) - Now it's President Donald Trump's turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive, the AP reports. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Trump is paying it forward and celebrating nearly 250 years of US-French relations by playing host to President... More »

Macron Says He Changed Trump's Mind on Syria

He says he persuaded president to limit airstrikes

(Newser) - President Trump is taking guidance on Syria policy from the president of France, Emmanuel Macron claimed in an interview Sunday. The French leader said he persuaded Trump to limit airstrikes on Syria on Friday to chemical weapons facilities after "things got a little carried away over tweets," the... More »

French Politician Arrested for Cheering Death of Hero Cop

Tweets got him kicked out of far-left party

(Newser) - A far-left French politician who celebrated the death of a heroic police officer has been arrested and chucked out of the "France Unbowed" party. Stephane Poussier tweeted that the death of Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame, who traded places with a hostage held by an Islamic extremist, was "great"... More »

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