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'They were starting to learn German in Paris before US came along' – Trump taunts Macron

President Trump continued his verbal spat with French leader Emmanuel Macron, taunting the French leader for his country’s losses to Germany in two world wars, and suggesting that Europe needs the US as a saviour. After returning from Armistice Day commemorations in Paris over the weekend, Trump took to twitter on Monday to savage the US’ European allies for failing ...

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Putin chats with Trump, Macron thrashes nationalism at WWI centenary in Paris

It was a busy day in Paris as world leaders flocked to the City of Lights to mark the centenary of the end of WWI. Putin and Trump chatted, Macron spoke against nationalism and topless protestors disrupted US leader’s motorcade. They did meet Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump were both late for the ceremony on Saturday but were visibly glad ...

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‘Misunderstanding’? Trump & Macron agree on need for ‘strong Europe’ after Don bashes EU army

Europe should be “strong” and shoulder a larger share of the NATO defense burden, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron agreed when they met after the US president slammed the French leader’s idea of a “real European army.” “We want a strong Europe, it’s very important to us, and whichever way we can do it, the best and more efficient would ...

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‘Pétain is a traitor!’: Macron blasted for planned homage to WWI hero turned Nazi collaborator

French President Emmanuel Macron has been derided for defending his decision to honor Marshal Philippe Pétain, a veteran leader of the First World War who would later collaborate with the Nazis. “I consider it entirely legitimate that we pay homage to the marshals who led our army to victory. Marshal Pétain was a great soldier in World War One,” Macron ...

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Macron reportedly asked Putin & Trump not to steal limelight in Paris with Helsinki-style meeting

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will not hold a full-fledged meeting when they both visit a WWI commemoration in Paris because their host, Emmanuel Macron, asked them not to draw attention from the main event, a report claims. There was speculation that the US and Russian leaders may have a comprehensive bilateral meeting on November 11, when both will attend ...

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6 ‘ultra-right’ arrested over plans to attack Macron

Six people, suspected of plotting a “violent action” plan against Emmanuel Macron, have been arrested, French media reported, adding that the men are allegedly members of the ultra-right. The operation was conducted by the General Directorate for Internal Security, a French intelligence service which is charged with counter-espionage and counter-terrorism.  The men, allegedly members of the ultra-right, were arrested in ...

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EU may decide to halt Saudi arms sales over Khashoggi murder, Merkel & Macron agree in Istanbul

The slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have far-reaching consequences for Saudi Arabia, French and German leaders have agreed; these include a possible weapon sales ban and other sanctions at European Union level. The EU will make a joint decision on how to punish Saudi Arabia for the gruesome murder of the journalist, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, speaking ...

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Putin arrives in Turkey to talk Syria with Erdogan, Macron and Merkel (VIDEO)

Published time: 27 Oct, 2018 11:06 Edited time: 27 Oct, 2018 11:37 President Vladimir Putin landed in Istanbul, Turkey, where he is expected to discuss the Syrian peace settlement with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, France’s Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Angela Merkel. The leaders will be joined by UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura. They are expected to assess the ...

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First Le Pen, now Melenchon? Another Macron critic has headquarters raided

Former French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon’s home has been raided by police, as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of EU funds that also targeted political firebrand and Macron critic Marine Le Pen. The leader of France’s left-wing La France Insoumise (France Unbowed) livestreamed the unannounced intrusion on Facebook, vowing to exact revenge on France’s Minister of Justice Nicole ...

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