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‘I’m the equal of Putin,’ Macron tells journalists over a drink

France’s Emmanuel Macron said he considers himself an equal to Russia’s Vladimir Putin and that the strike on Syria was meant to show he was “part of this,” journalists who interviewed the French leader have revealed. President Macron gave a nearly three-hour-long interview on the results of his first year in office to RMC radio host Jean-Jacques Bourdin, and Edwy ...

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Ties too strong: Turkey dismisses Macron claim that Ankara and Moscow ‘separated’ over Syria strikes

France, the US and the UK did not manage to drive a wedge between Turkey and Russia in the latest confrontation over Syria, senior Turkish officials said, refuting French President Emmanuel Macron’s claim. Macron on Sunday defended his decision to use military force together with the US and the UK against Syria. The pretext for the Friday night attack was ...

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Macron claims he convinced Trump to stay in Syria 'for the long term'

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced his US counterpart that it was “necessary” to keep American troops in Syria. The White House has since reiterated that the troops will go home “as quickly as possible.” In a lengthy interview with French media on Sunday, Macron said he was the reason that US President Donald Trump reportedly decided that ...

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Macron blames Assad for Douma ‘chemical attack’ before OPCW visits site

French President Emmanuel Macron is weighing military strikes on Syria as he claims President Assad is behind the alleged chemical attack in Douma. However, an OPCW fact-finding mission has not even arrived yet to check the site. Western governments are in an apparent rush to pin all the blame on the Syrian government for the alleged use of chemical weapons ...

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Facebook & Google becoming too big, could be broken up – Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested internet giants Facebook and Google could be forced to pay for the “disruption” they cause in society and submit to French or European privacy regulations. In an interview with Wired magazine, the French leader warned the tech firms are becoming too big to be governed and could face being dismantled. According to Macron, Google ...

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Putin & Macron will still meet despite diplomatic row over Salisbury case

President Emmanuel Macron still intends to meet Vladimir Putin despite France joining a London-backed campaign of diplomatic expulsions against Russia. The Kremlin supports the Elysee’s idea of solving problems through dialogue. Moscow praised the “constructive approach” of the French towards relations with Russia despite disagreements, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday. “The French leadership does not abandon dialogue; ...

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‘Macron go back!’ Protesters rally against French-designed nuclear plant in India (VIDEO)

Crowds have marched in India protesting against the construction of a nuclear power plant in Jaitapur. The rally coincided with French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India, during which the project was pushed forward. On Saturday, protesters from villages surrounding the proposed location of the nuclear site called for the project to be scrapped. Demonstrators chanted and held banners, some ...

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Macron vows to bring back ‘compulsory’ national service for French youth

Two decades after France scrapped compulsory military service, President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to introduce “obligatory” national service for all young people. It could also be a “civic engagement,” Macron said. “I want a mandatory service, open to women and men,” the French leader said on Tuesday, adding that its duration could be “around three months” but could be “longer ...

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Europe & US are responsible for Libya crisis – Macron

The EU and the US are “indisputably” responsible for the crisis triggered by their intervention in Libya, says the French president, who has called for “military and police” action against human trafficking in the African state. “Europe, the US and other countries bear a responsibility for what is happening in the region, this is indisputable,” Emmanuel Macron said. His criticism ...

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Macron and May sign treaty to deal with migrants in Calais (WATCH)

Published time: 18 Jan, 2018 18:44 Edited time: 18 Jan, 2018 18:57 British PM Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron have signed a treaty that will see the UK increase funding for security measures along France’s border. MORE TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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