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Social Media's Treatment of Trump Upsets Macron

French president doesn't like private companies making the decision to cut a president off

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron says he was "very upset" by the way social networks muzzled Donald Trump at the tail end of his presidency. Speaking in a recorded video chat with scholars, Macron cited Trump's example in arguing for more government regulation of social media platforms. The comments,...

'We Believe You,' Macron Tells Family Abuse Victims

After a national outpouring, France to screen every child

(Newser) - Amid a national French reckoning with sexual abuse of children by family members, President Emmanuel Macron told victims Saturday: "We believe you. You will never again be alone." The French government pledged on Thursday to toughen laws on the rape of children after an online movement saw hundreds...

COVID-Infected Macron Admits He May Have Slipped Up

French leader says 'bad luck,' 'negligence' might have led to his getting infected

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday blamed his COVID-19 on a combination of negligence and bad luck, urging his compatriots to stay safe as critics called out slip-ups in his behavior, from a close-quarters handshake to repeated big-group meals over the past week. In what looked like a self-shot video...

French President Has COVID
Yet Another
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Yet Another World Leader Has COVID

French President Emmanuel Macron has met several other EU leaders in recent days

(Newser) - France has now joined the US, the UK, and Brazil, among others, in the club of countries whose leaders have tested positive for COVID-19. Emmanuel Macron's office said Thursday that the 42-year-old president has tested positive for the coronavirus and will self-isolate for seven days, the BBC reports. Macron'...

Macron Interview Sparks Fiery Protests

Anti-France demonstrations take place in Pakistan, Lebanon, and India

(Newser) - Hundreds of protesters in Pakistan on Sunday burned effigies of France's leader and chanted anti-French slogans, as President Emmanuel Macron tried to send a message of understanding to Muslims around the world. The demonstrations, which followed anti-France protests across the Muslim world last week, came after Macron's interview...

Macron: 'We Will Give In to Nothing'

France raises alert, puts more troops on the street after terrorist attack

(Newser) - At the site of the latest terrorist attack in France, President Emmanuel Macron insisted the nation will stand its ground. Three people were killed Thursday in knife attacks that began in a Catholic church in Nice. Police said the suspect, a 21-year-old Tunisian national, was shot by officers but survived....

Turkey's Erdogan Keeps Whaling on Macron, Warns US

Erdogan also takes aim at US for warnings on Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

(Newser) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged the US to impose sanctions against his country while also launching a second personal attack Sunday on French President Emmanuel Macron, who has been a vocal critic of Turkish foreign policy in recent months. "The person in charge of France has lost his...

Teacher Slain Outside School in Crime Echoing Charlie Hebdo Attack

Macron calls him 'the victim of an Islamist terrorist attack'

(Newser) - A teacher was brutally slain Friday outside his school in a Paris suburb after showing his class cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that Muslims find blasphemous. "He was teaching pupils about freedom of expression," French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters at the school, Reuters reports. Macron, who met...

60K Sign Petition for France to Rule Lebanon

After Beirut blast, many have given up on government

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron visited Beirut Thursday—and after Tuesday's devastating explosion , more than a few Lebanese were ready for him to take over as their president. A petition circulating on Avaaz calling for the former colonial power to take charge of Lebanon for the next 10 years now...

After Grueling Slog, Weary EU Leaders OK $2.1T COVID Deal

It took 4 days and nights of negotiations in Brussels

(Newser) - After four days and nights of wrangling, exhausted European Union leaders finally clinched a deal on an unprecedented $2.1 trillion budget and coronavirus recovery fund early Tuesday, after one of their longest summits ever. The 27 leaders grudgingly committed to a costly, massive aid package for those hit hardest...

France Goes Old-School on Notre Dame Design

Roof, famous spire to be reconstructed to look the same as before massive fire

(Newser) - Since a fire destroyed much of the roof of Paris' Notre Dame cathedral last April, architects have proposed new designs including a rooftop pool and a giant park. But if you're one for tradition, you'll be happy to know those options have been ruled out. French President Emmanuel...

Pols of All Parties Decry Attack on Paris Mayoral Candidate

Macron ally Benjamin Griveaux drops out of the race after Russian artist posts lewd video

(Newser) - There's one fewer person in the race to become Paris' mayor, and an X-rated video is to blame. The Guardian reports that Benjamin Griveaux, an ally of French President Emmanuel Macron and a member of Macron's La Republique En March party, took himself out of the running Friday...

Summit Produces Cease-Fire
Summit Produces Cease-Fire

Summit Produces Cease-Fire

There's no breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine talks mediated by Macron and Merkel

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky agreed Monday to put a cease-fire in place in eastern Ukraine by the end of the month. The deal was reached in Paris, where the presidents of Russia and Ukraine met in talks led by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. A...

Tens of Thousands Protest in France

Strike shuts down much of the country over plan to overhaul retirement system

(Newser) - Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains stood still and tens of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. At least 87 protesters were arrested in the French capital by...

Trudeau, Macron Caught on Video Laughing at Trump
Trump Cancels NATO Presser
in Wake of Mocking Video
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Trump Cancels NATO Presser in Wake of Mocking Video

Trump calls Trudeau 'two-faced'

(Newser) - The first day of the NATO summit was contentious . The second is no different, thanks to video Tuesday night that appears to show a group of world leaders mocking President Trump, though he was never mentioned by name. The candid moment at the summit reception at Buckingham Palace was caught...

Trump to Macron: 'Would You Like Some Nice ISIS Fighters?'

The two meet one-on-one after sparring earlier in the day

(Newser) - There was no love lost between President Trump and Emmanuel Macron at the start of Day 1 of the NATO 70th-anniversary summit in London, with the two publicly clashing over the alliance. Hours later came a pre-scheduled one-on-one that the Hill calls "tense" but the Washington Post sees as...

Trump Slams Macron's Comments as 'Very Nasty'

French leader criticized NATO, and US president called him 'very disrespectful' for it

(Newser) - President Trump has been one of NATO's biggest critics over the years, but on Tuesday he came to the alliance's defense when a fellow leader bashed it. Trump took exception to French leader Emmanuel Macron's assertion that NATO was experiencing "brain death," in part because...

Bolsonaro Waging War on ... Bic Pens

Amid feud with Macron, Brazil president says he'll stop using pen 'because it is French'

(Newser) - The US-China trade war might be grabbing most headlines, but things just got serious in the spat between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. "A pen (of the Brazilian brand) Compactor and no more Bic, will work," said Bolsonaro in announcing that he's going...

Now Bolsonaro Might Take That $22M, on One Condition

Brazilian president wants Emmanuel Macron to apologize

(Newser) - So maybe Brazil will take that $22 million after all. After a rep for President Jair Bolsonaro rejected the aid package offered by the G7 and mocked French President Emmanuel Macron while doing so early Tuesday, Bolsonaro hours later indicated he actually would accept it—on one condition. The Washington ...

Brazil Rejects G7 Money to Fight Amazon Fires, Trolls Macron

Government says Europe should use funds to 'reforest'

(Newser) - With thousands of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government has decided it is more interested in trolling Emmanuel Macron than in accepting assistance. After the G7 offered $22 million to help Brazil fight the fires, a spokesman for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro rejected the offer and mocked...

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