French president tells the Russian leader that use of chemical weapons in the conflict would lead to immediate response, while urging cooperation over Isis
Emmanuel Macron, the new French president, has warned that France would respond immediately to any use of chemical weapons in Syria, while urging a closer partnership with Russia in fighting Islamic State (Isis) in the country.
“A very clear red line exists on our side – that is the use of chemical weapons by whomever,” Macron said at a joint news conference after his first meeting with the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin.
Le Havre mayor from Les Républicains party chosen to lead battle for majority in French parliamentary elections
France’s centrist president, Emmanuel Macron, has appointed a prime minister from the right to lead his bid for a parliamentary majority in June’s elections and push through his plans to loosen strict labour laws.
France’s new leader promises to rebuild nation’s self-confidence and relaunch European Union as he takes power
Emmanuel Macron, France’s youngest postwar leader, promised to rebuild his nation’s self-confidence and relaunch the flagging European Union as he took power on Sunday in a series of ceremonies that deliberately emphasised France’s military power.
“The world and Europe needs a strong France with a sense of its own destiny,” the independent centrist, 39, said in his first speech as president at the Élysée Palace. “We need a [...]
The day after his election win, the French president-elect sets to work on the crucial business of a parliamentary majority
France’s president-elect, Emmanuel Macron, has begun the battle to win a parliamentary majority in legislative elections next month, the crucial next step if he is to deliver his his pro-business policy promises, including loosening France’s strict regulations on labour law.
The former economy minister, who has never held elected office and [...]