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Analysts had believed that the yellow vest movement had lost momentum, but dozens of protestors knocked down security barriers erected for the parade and set fire to refuse bins AFP

Paris clashes tarnish President Macron’s military parade

French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday showcased European military cooperation in a Bastille Day parade but the aftermath of the glittering event was tarnished by violent clashes between police and protesters.
President Trump began his re-election rally by hammering his rivals and heralding his perceived successes. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

France faces Donald Trump on planned tax

France won’t back off from its planned tax on companies like Facebook and Google, even after the US suggested it may use trade tools against the levy.

Alassane Ouattara: ECOWAS should rule on single currency by 2020

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has said West African nations who meet the criteria to join the single currency should do so by 2020.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

G20 summit: Donald Trump says no to Paris climate deal

Nineteen members of the Group of 20, without the United States, agreed on Saturday to the “irreversibility” of the Paris climate deal and pledged its full implementation, after two days of talks.

France’s Emmanuel Macron to discuss Iran with Donald Trump at G20 Summit

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that he would discuss Iran with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.
Emmanuel Macron and Sir Elton John addressed crowds in Paris

Elton John receives France’s highest civilian honour

Sir Elton John has received France's highest civilian award, the Legion d'Honneur.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump may place new tariffs on French wine

U.S. President Donald Trump has indicated he may place new tariffs on French wine to help bolster the position of U.S. winemakers.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has vowed that planned changes to club competitions, including the Champions League, will not harm European football.

UEFA chief blasts President Macron ‘interference’ into Champions League reforms

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has hit out at Emmanuel Macron after the French president’s criticism of proposed changes to the Champions League.
Presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina casts his ballot during the presidential election in Madagascar [Gianluigi Guercia-AFP-Getty Images]

Madagascar leader sees parliament win amid fraud complaints

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina said on Wednesday that he believed his party and allies were on course for a majority in the country's new parliament, but the opposition alleged that "anomalies" had been detected in the vote.
President Buhari receives in audience President Emmanuel Macron of France in State House on 3rd July 2018

Emmanuel Macron invites President Buhari to Africa-France Summit

French President Emmanuel Macron has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to the Africa-France Summit scheduled for June 2020 in Bordeaux, France.
Demonstrators clash with police as they march through Paris during annual May Day protests on Wednesday [Christopher Furlong-Getty Images]

Zamfara governor urges Nigeria to embrace biofuel, electric cars

Clouds of tear gas billowed near the Montparnasse Tower on Wednesday as police used force to suppress violence during annual May Day demonstrations marking workers' rights.
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a press conference after the International conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. Etienne Laurent-Pool via Reuters

Libyan premier accuses France of supporting ‘dictator’ Khalifa Haftar

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, accused France on Wednesday of supporting his rival Khalifa Haftar whom he described as a “dictator”.
Firefighters arrive at the Elysee palace before a meeting with French president on April 18, 2019 in Paris. (Photo by Christophe PETIT TESSON - POOL - AFP)

Paris honours ‘exemplary’ firefighters for saving Notre-Dame

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday hailed as “exemplary” hundreds of firefighters who saved Notre-Dame in the devastating blaze, as efforts intensified to ensure there was no further damage to the still fragile cathedral.
French President Emmanuel Macron reacts as he arrives at the front entrance of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris, as flames engulf its roof on April 15, 2019. – A colossal fire swept through the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, causing a spire to collapse and threatening to destroy the entire masterpiece and its precious artworks. The fire, which began in the early evening, sent flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the Paris sky as stunned Parisians and tourists watched on in sheer horror. (Photo by PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)

France’s Emmanuel Macron to address nation on Notre-Dame fire

French President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation on Tuesday evening over the fire that ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, the presidency said.
French President Emmanuel Macron reacts as he arrives at the front entrance of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris, as flames engulf its roof on April 15, 2019. – A colossal fire swept through the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, causing a spire to collapse and threatening to destroy the entire masterpiece and its precious artworks. The fire, which began in the early evening, sent flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the Paris sky as stunned Parisians and tourists watched on in sheer horror. (Photo by PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)

Donald Trump expresses Notre Dame ‘condolences’ to Emmanuel Macron

President Donald Trump on Tuesday relayed Americans’ “condolences” to French President Emmanuel Macron over the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral, the White House said.
People take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the yellow vest “Gilets Jaunes” movement, on April 13, 2019, in Laval, western France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER - AFP)

France’s Emmanuel Macron to set out fix for ‘yellow vest’ anger

French President Emmanuel Macron was to set out a series of major policy announcements Monday in response to five months of nationwide “yellow vest” protests, in what has been billed as a make-or-break moment for his presidency.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press during the first joint European Union and Arab League summit at the International Congress Centre in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

British premier to meet German, French leaders on new Brexit date

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will travel to Berlin and Paris on Tuesday to discuss Britain’s request for a delay to the date for its departure from the regional bloc, her spokesman said on Monday.
European Union flags are seen outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 14, 2018. REUTERS-Francois Lenoir-File Photo

No breakthrough expected in EU-China summit

Top EU leaders meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this week at a summit in Brussels, but their hopes of winning solid commitments on trade look set for disappointment.

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