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Boris Johnson calls on Emmanuel Macron to take back people who cross Channel to UK

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on France to agree to “take back” people who cross the Channel to the UK. The PM said he had written to French President Emmanuel Macron setting out five steps to “move further and faster” to avoid a repeat of Wednesday’s tragedy where 27 people died. A returns agreement […]

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France investigates alleged rape of soldier at presidential palace in Paris

French authorities have opened an investigation into the an alleged rape at the presidential palace in Paris. Local media report a female soldier, has said she was sexually assaulted after a drinks reception at the Élysée palace in July. President Emmanuel Macron had earlier attended the event, held for departing staff. The accused, also a […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron hit by an egg at food event in Lyon

French President Emmanuel Macron was hit by an egg while taking part in a food event in Lyon on Monday. The egg “bounced off Macron’s shoulder and burst on the floor right in front of me,” Florence Lago, a journalist for French publication Lyon Mag said. Lyon Mag shared a video of the incident at […]

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Head of Islamic State in Sahara killed by French troops: President Emmanuel Macron

The head of Islamic State group in the Sahara has been killed by French troops, President Emmanuel Macron has said. Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi formed Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) in 2015. The group is blamed for most attacks in the region, including the targeted killing of French aid workers in 2020. Mr […]

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Anne Hidalgo: Paris mayor announces bid to run for president in next year’s election

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has announced she will run for president in next year’s election, joining a growing list of challengers to centrist incumbent Emmanuel Macron. The 62-year-old daughter of Spanish immigrants who fled Francisco Franco’s dictatorship is the hot favourite to win the nomination of the Socialist party. But the first female […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face by man shouting ‘Down With Macron-ism’

French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face by a man who yelled “down with Macron” as he spoke to the public during a visit to southeast France on Tuesday, video of the incident posted on social media showed. The footage, shared showed Macron walking up to a metal fence and clasping the arm […]

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Emmanuel Macron hosts heavy metal gig at presidential palace garden after losing bet

Millions of people tuned in on Sunday to watch France’s Emmanuel Macron at a private heavy metal gig in the gardens of his Elysee presidential palace, part of a YouTube video by two comedians. Macron pledged in February to welcome McFly and Carlito, two French YouTubers followed by 6.5 million people, in the Elysee if […]

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Anti-Macron Protests: France advises all its nationals to flee Pakistan

The French embassy in Pakistan has advised all French nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country, after violent protests by a far-right party that has accused French President Emmanuel Macron of committing “blasphemy”. The AFP news agency, based in France, quoted an email sent to French citizens in Pakistan advising them to leave. “Due […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron TESTS positive for Covid-19

French President Emmanuel Macron tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, prompting a track-and-trace effort across Europe following numerous meetings between the French leader and EU heads of government in recent days. Macron, who will turn 43 on Monday, is running France remotely and has gone into quarantine at the presidential retreat of La Lanterne […]

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‘I understand and respect that people could be shocked by these cartoons’: France’s Macron to Muslims

In an effort to rectify what he said were misapprehensions about France’s intentions in the Muslim world, French President Emmanuel Macron gave an interview to Arabic television network Al Jazeera that was broadcast on Saturday. In it, he said France would not back down in the face of violence and would defend the right to […]

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“WE ARE AT WAR,” French president declares toughening lockdown to tackle coronavirus

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday ordered people to stay at home to avoid spreading the new coronavirus, saying only necessary trips would be allowed and violations would be punished. Macron’s orders came as France’s national health agency announced 21 more coronavirus deaths and 1,210 new cases of infection in the past 24 hours, bringing […]

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President Emmanuel Macron engages in a heated argument with Israeli security

When French President Emmanuel Macron visited Jerusalem’s Old City Wednesday, he also walked in the footsteps of one of his predecessors, Jacques Chirac, by engaging in a heated argument with Israeli security. The altercation flared when Israeli police and domestic security agents pushed past the French detail and were first to enter the Church of […]