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At Inauguration, Macron Suggests 'New Method' of Rule

Easing France's social tensions is among the goals listed for a second term

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated for a second term on Saturday, vowing to take action to avoid any further escalation of Russia's war in Ukraine and promising he would promote France and Europe on the world stage. Macron was reelected for five years after winning the April 24...

May Day Rallies Want More of Governments
Workers' Demonstrations
Pressure Governments

Workers' Demonstrations Pressure Governments

Protesters clash with police in cities around the world

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of people marched Sunday in cities around Europe for May Day protests to honor workers and shame governments into doing more for their citizens. In France, protesters shouted slogans against newly reelected President Emmanuel Macron, a development that may set the tone for his second term, the...

Macron Defeats Le Pen
France Reelects Macron

France Reelects Macron

Le Pen promises to keep fighting president's policies

(Newser) - Emmanuel Macron became the first French president to be elected to a second term on Sunday, defeating far-right challenger Marine Le Pen. At closing time for the polls, projections showed the incumbent's winning margin to be about 58% to 42%, Axios reports. Polls during the campaign generally had shown...

World Has Eyes on France
World Has Eyes on France

World Has Eyes on France

Macron tries to fend off far-right challenge Marine Le Pen in runoff election

(Newser) - The voting is underway in France , where President Emmanuel Macron hopes to become the first French leader in 20 years to win reelection. The vote, however, is seen as one with potentially huge global implications as well should far-right challenger Marine Le Pen pull off an upset, given her longtime...

Macron Clashes With Le Pen in Key Debate

Polls show Macron came out on top, though many voters consider him 'arrogant'

(Newser) - Watching presidential debates and getting rid of incumbents are both popular activities in France, so the stakes were very high for French President Emmanuel Macron in his televised debate against far-right challenger Marine Le Pen on Wednesday night. The second-round face-off is "seen as the time when presidential destinies...

Headscarves Become Sticking Point in French Election

Rivals Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron confronted by Muslims ahead of presidential runoff

(Newser) - Muslim headscarves took center stage in France's presidential campaign Friday amid far-right candidate Marine Le Pen's push to ban them in the country with Western Europe's largest Muslim population. Both she and rival Emmanuel Macron, facing a tightly contested April 24 runoff, were confronted by women in...

Unlike Biden, Macron Still Won't Use the Word 'Genocide'

The French President doesn't think heightened rhetoric will lead to peace

(Newser) - French President Emmanual Macron said Wednesday he still prefers the term "war crimes" over "genocide" in reference to events in Ukraine, per the Hill. Macron said he wants to "stop the war and build peace," and he worries such rhetoric will only raise tensions. For his...

Russia: 1K Ukrainian Marines Put Up White Flag in Mariupol

If true, it would be first major Ukrainian city to fall to Russia since war began

(Newser) - Russia claims that more than 1,000 Ukrainian marines have surrendered in Mariupol, a development that, if true, would mean Ukraine has lost its first major city since the Russian invasion began, per Reuters . The news comes via Russia's Defense Ministry, which said that 1,026 soldiers from Ukraine'...

France Begins Voting, and Macron May Be in Trouble

Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen has been rising in the polls

(Newser) - French voters headed to polling stations nationwide Sunday for the first round of the country’s presidential election, one that seemed for months like a shoo-in for French President Emmanuel Macron but is now a toss-up amid a strong challenge from the far right's Marine Le Pen, per the...

Challenger's Surge in France Worries US, Probably Ukraine

Marine Le Pen has closed in on Emmanuel Macron as she's toned down her rhetoric

(Newser) - Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared "a huge victory" this week that will keep him in office as Hungary's prime minister. Now White House officials are beginning to worry that another friend of Putin's could take over a US ally. Polls show that French President Emmanuel Macron and...

Warning After Macron-Putin Call: 'Worst Is Yet to Come'

Russia is apparently bent on taking all of Ukraine

(Newser) - France's Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone with Vladimir Putin for about 90 minutes on Thursday, but it yielded no progress on Ukraine. In fact, it appears that Russia is only going to get more aggressive:
  • From France: “Our analysis of the military operations is that the Russian ambitions

In a Call, Biden Warns Putin About 'Severe Cost'

Russia says US is overreacting about possibility of Ukraine invasion

(Newser) - In an hourlong phone call Saturday, President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that though the US is prepared to keep working toward a diplomatic solution to the impasse over Ukraine, "we are equally prepared for other scenarios." A White House statement said, "President Biden was clear...

Sources: Wildly Long Table for Putin, Macron Was No Accident

Members of French leader's team say he feared DNA being swiped, wouldn't take COVID test

(Newser) - The Citizen Kane-like table that Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin sat at earlier this week during their talks on the Russia-Ukraine standoff wasn't just symbolic. Two members of the French leader's team tell Reuters that Macron was told he had to take a Russian COVID test before meeting...

'You May Not Like It— Deal With It, My Gorgeous'
'You May Not Like It—
Deal With It, My Gorgeous'
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'You May Not Like It— Deal With It, My Gorgeous'

Putin issues 'crude' phrase as Ukraine standoff remains in limbo

(Newser) - Now that France's Emmanuel Macron has wrapped up two days of diplomacy on the Russia-Ukraine standoff, is the world a safer place? Hard to say. At one point, Macron suggested he and Vladimir Putin had made substantive progress in their meeting Monday, but the Kremlin quickly pushed back on...

Biden: Invasion Threatens Pipeline

4 nations' leaders confer about Ukraine crisis in 2 meetings

(Newser) - In a flurry of diplomacy across two continents, President Biden emerged from a meeting with Germany's new leader Monday vowing the crucial Nord Stream 2 Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline would be blocked if Russia further invades Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the US and its allies were the only...

France's Macron Emerges as Key Figure in Russia Standoff

New 'Putin whisperer' will speak in person with leaders of Russia and Ukraine

(Newser) - Will Russia invade Ukraine and set off what could become the biggest land war in Europe since World War II? The answer might well depend on talks that take place this week with French President Emmanuel Macron as the focal point. Macron meets with Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday...

Ukraine Assures Biden No Invasion Would Be Acceptable

Russia probably plans a series of lesser steps anyway, officials say

(Newser) - Trying to keep Ukraine's people calm as Russian troops move to its border, the nation's leaders reminded its allies of the gravity of the threat after unsettling remarks from the West. President Biden suggested Wednesday that a minor incursion by Russian forces might not be met with the...

Macron Has a Profane COVID Strategy for Anti-Vaxxers

'The unvaccinated, I really want to piss them off.'

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron's COVID-19 strategy? Make those who are not yet vaccinated against the coronavirus really angry. "The unvaccinated, I really want to piss them off. And so, we're going to continue doing so, until the end. That's the strategy," Macron said in an...

France's First Lady Preps Lawsuit: I Was Not Born Male

Brigitte Macron readies to file complaint over conspiracy theory that she's transgender

(Newser) - The name Jean-Michel Trogneux has been floating around in social media circles for months, and France's first lady isn't happy about it. That's because conspiracy theorists are claiming that's Brigitte Macron's birth name, and that she was born male, prompting the 68-year-old wife of Emmanuel...

Island Shuts Schools Amid 'Very Explosive' COVID Riots

French territory of Guadeloupe trashed during days of protests turned violent

(Newser) - Schools closed across the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe on Monday, and France's president warned of a "very explosive" situation in the island territory, after protests against COVID-19 rules and vaccinations descended into days of rioting and looting. France's central government sent in police special forces to...

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