French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron arrive to vote in the second round of the French parliamentary elections, at a polling station in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France, June 19, 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

French election: Macron loses absolute majority in parliament in ‘democratic shock’

PARIS, June 19 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron lost control of the National Assembly in legislative elections on Sunday, a major setback that could throw the country into political…

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French President Emmanuel Macron reviews military troops during the ceremony of his inauguration for a second term at the Elysee palace, in Paris, France, Saturday, May 7, 2022. Macron was reelected for five years on April 24 in an election runoff that saw him won over far-right rival Marine Le Pen. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)

France’s Macron vows new start at second term inauguration

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday vowed a new start to face immense challenges in foreign and domestic policy, as he was inaugurated for a second term after his election…

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A second chance for Macron and France

The victory of incumbent French president Emmanuel Macron offers both him and his country a second chance to do the right things. Macron has already admitted that his next five…

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French President Emmanuel Macron waves on stage, after being re-elected as president, following the results in the second round of the 2022 French presidential election, during his victory rally at the Champ de Mars in Paris, France, April 24, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France’s Macron defeats Le Pen, pledges change

PARIS (Reuters) – Emmanuel Macron comfortably defeated far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Sunday, heading off a political earthquake for Europe but acknowledging dissatisfaction with his first term and saying…

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A picture shows a TV screen displaying a live televised between French President and La Republique en Marche (LREM) party candidate for re-election Emmanuel Macron (L) and French far-right party Rassemblement National (RN) presidential candidate Marine Le Pen (R), broadcasted on French TV channels TF1 and France 2, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, ahead of the second round of France’s presidential election. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)

France’s Macron, Le Pen in final quest for votes after fiery debate

Paris (AFP) – French leader Emmanuel Macron and far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Thursday made a final push for votes in France’s working-class heartlands after a pre-election debate from which…

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A screen shows French President Emmanuel Macron and centrist candidate for reelection and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen at her election day headquarters, in Paris, Sunday, April 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

In France, it’s Macron vs. Le Pen, again, for presidency

PARIS (AP) — Incumbent Emmanuel Macron will face far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in a winner-takes-all runoff for the French presidency, after they both advanced Sunday in the first round…

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China’s Xi urges ‘maximum restraint’ over Ukraine in call with Macron, Scholz

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday urged “maximum restraint” over Ukraine, calling the crisis “deeply worrying” in a video summit with his French and German counterparts Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz. Xi’s comments come more than a week…

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Talks between Macron and Putin on Ukraine underway

A telephone conversation between French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian leader Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine got underway on Sunday as planned, Macron’s office said. The call, described by the French side as…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) gestures during a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Moscow, on February 7, 2022. – International efforts to defuse the standoff over Ukraine intensified with French President holding talks in Moscow and German Chancellor in Washington to coordinate policies as fears of a Russian invasion mount. (Photo by Thibault Camus / POOL / AFP)

Macron refused Russian COVID test in Putin trip over DNA theft fears

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron refused a Kremlin request that he take a Russian COVID-19 test when he arrived to see President Vladimir Putin this week, to prevent…

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French Prime Minister Jean Castex and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive for the presentation of the “France 2030” investment plan at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, France, October 12, 2021. Ludovic Marin/Pool via Reuters

Macron unveils 30-bln euro plan for innovation and industrial revival

PARIS, Oct 12 (Reuters) – France wants to be a leader in green hydrogen by 2030 and build low-carbon planes and small nuclear reactors as part of a 30 billion…

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