Modi, Macron sign defence deal

‘We have a very good chemistry.’ French President Emmanuel Macron has said defence ties with India had reached a new high after the two nations signed a key security accord for the Indian Ocean to counter China’s growing influence in the region. “Defence cooperation between the two countries now has a new significance,” Macron said as Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

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Macron in Beijing: French president begins China state visit

French president, Emmanuel Macron, has begun his first State Visit to China. French president, Emmanuel Macron, has begun his first state visit to China. It comes at a time of uncertainty over the crisis on the Korean Peninsula, and tension in relations between China, Europe and the US.   Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Beijing. Source: Read Full Article

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The 'yellow vest' movement explained

Here’s all you need to know about the French protest movement that has rocked Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. Tear gas shrouded Paris’s famed Arc de Triomphe on Saturday soon after the first “yellow vest” demonstrators began to gather. The police fired hundreds of gas canisters and used water cannon and stun grenades in an attempt to control crowds of protesters early in […]

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Hundreds join yellow vest demo in Dublin in solidarity with French protests

Hundreds of people in Dublin have taken to the streets in solidarity with the French yellow vest demonstrations. Protesters donned yellow vests and some had hard hats, while others tied scarves over their faces. Those who gathered outside the Custom House overlooking the River Liffey before marching to parliament at Leinster House included pro-Palestinian organisations and socialist republicans. Others involved […]

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French PM calls for 'national unity' after Paris violence

Official estimates say 125,000 protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday, with 10,000 in Paris. A huge clean up operation has been launched in Paris after France’s “yellow vest” movement took to the streets for the fourth week running. Demonstrators clashed with riot police in the French capital on Saturday, setting fire to cars, burning barricades and smashing […]

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Petit explains why ‘courageous’ Zidane made right decision leaving Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane’s courage in stepping out of the Real Madrid ‘washing machine’ has been hailed by his old pal Emmanuel Petit. Zizou sent shockwaves through the Bernabeu when he announced his decision to quit as manager on Thursday, five days after leading Los Blancos to a third successive Champions League victory. But Paddy Power News columnist Petit is adamant it […]

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Paris terrorist shouted ‘Kill me before I kill you’ as he slashed throats

A suspected terrorist shouted "Kill me before I kill you" as he slashed the throats of innocent bystanders in Paris last night – killing one and wounding four others. The unidentified man was also heard to shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ – Arabic for ‘God is the Greatest’ – before he was himself shot dead by police marksmen. The bloodbath took place […]

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Melania Trump ‘Can’t Go Outside,’ French First Lady Brigitte Macron Says

Not holding back. French President Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte Macron had a three-day visit to Washington D.C. this week, and now that they are back home, France’s first lady is opening up about her time with Melania Trump. During an interview with French newspaper Le Monde, Macron, 65, shared her observations about the United States’ first lady’s life in […]

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Melania Trump being held ‘prisoner’ in the White House, says French First Lady

The First Lady of France has made the astonishing claim that Melania Trump, the First Lady of America, is effectively a prisoner in the White House. Brigitte Macron, 65 (who is the wife of French president Emmanuel Macron, 40), spent the past week enjoying the hospitality of 48-year-old Melania and president Donald Trump, 71, during a state visit to America. […]

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France’s president just turned Trump into a statesman

So much for the idea that President Trump would be too ignorant and coarse to conduct diplomacy with Europe on a grand scale. And that he can’t handle differing points of view. The state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron makes clear Trump has found a European partner of verve and vigor. And that he can work with someone who […]

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