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Emmanuel Macron: Anti-migrant leprosy in Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron has likened rising nationalism and anti-migrant sentiment in Europe to “leprosy”.
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EU leaders to hold crisis talks on migration

The leaders of ten European Union countries including Germany and France will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels on Sunday to try to find answers ahead of a major summit next week.

Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron to talk EU reform in shadow of migrant crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for joint cabinet talks on EU reform, especially the flashpoint issue of immigration that divides the bloc and heaps domestic pressure on Merkel.

Report: Donald Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan

Donald Trump told Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he could ship 25 million Mexicans to his country and make him lose an election — one of several odd statements he made at last week’s acrimonious G7 meet, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

Italy’s Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, has warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its “human cargo” at an Italian port.

Angela Merkel: Migration needs ‘European answer’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is insisting that migration is “a European challenge that needs a European answer” in spite dispute over the issue inside her government.

Pope calls for a “change in mindset’’ on migration, as Italy, France clash

Pope Francis called on Thursday for a “change in mindset’’ on migration policies, saying international cooperation was vital, as Italy and France engaged in a diplomatic spat over the issue.

EU tensions flare over migrants as Emmanuel Macron blasts Italy

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday accused Italy of "cynicism and irresponsibility" over its refusal to take in hundreds of migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean.

US blames Canada for G7 fiasco, says Justin Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’

The US blamed Canada on Sunday for the disastrous ending to the G7 summit, saying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "stabbed us in the back," while American allies held Washington responsible.

Donald Trump trade fury torpedoes Canada’s G7 summit

The G7 summit ended in farce and a renewed threat of global trade war as US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected the text of a consensus statement and bitterly insulted the Canadian host.

Donald Trump remains isolated as G7 summit enters final day

A G7 summit dominated by disagreement over trade between the US and its key allies has failed to deliver a breakthrough as the meeting enters its second and final day.

US allies ready Donald Trump showdown as trade splits G7

America’s closest allies braced for a showdown with President Donald Trump at the G7 summit Friday, as anger at being slapped with trade tariffs by their most powerful member threatened to split the club.

Donald Trump trade clash dooms prospects of G7 consensus

Summits of the Group of Seven powers are often marred by anti-globalist demonstrations in the streets of the host city.

Qatar accuses South Arabia of ‘reckless behaviour’ after military threat

Qatar accused its giant neighbour Saudi Arabia of reckless behaviour after a newspaper report that Riyadh had threatened military action if Doha installed a Russian air defence system.

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to seek tougher measures against Iran in Europe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks Monday on a three-day European tour in Germany set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran, as leaders attempt to rescue the nuclear deal after the US withdrawal.

Angela Merkel offers Emmanuel Macron concessions on eurozone reforms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a long-awaited answer to French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious call for European Union reforms Sunday, offering olive branches on investment and help for debt-mired eurozone member states.

European stocks bounce on Italy deal, Spanish prime minister exit

European stock markets rallied on Friday after Italy reached a new coalition deal, with investors brushing aside trade war fears as they awaited key US jobs data.

In Pictures: Malian ‘spiderman’ begins firefighting training in France

True to the words of French President Emmanuel Macron that Malian spiderman, Mamoudou Gassama, would be employed as a firefighter in France, Gassama has started his training.

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