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Macron to seek clarification of Putin’s Ukraine intentions in phone call

BERLIN (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said he would seek clarification over Russia's intentions towards Ukraine in a phone call with President Vladimir Putin on Friday amid rising fears…

Burkina Faso Coup – A Blow to France

The military coup https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/burkina-faso-president-kabore-detained-military-camp-sources-tell-reuters-2022-01-24 in Burkina Faso deals another heavy blow to France's fading efforts to stabilise the Sahel region, where Islamist militants have grown in strength and people's attitudes…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

German chancellor to discuss Russia with France’s Macron on Tuesday

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Olaf Scholz will discuss Russia with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, said a German government spokesperson, as major Western powers aim to resolve tensions with…

EU flag removed from Arc de Triomphe after causing stir

PARIS (Reuters) - A large European Union flag attached to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Friday to mark the start of France's six-month presidency of the bloc was…

French far-right wants EU flag off Arc de Triomphe

PARIS (Reuters) - Far-right leader Marine Le Pen protested on Saturday against the placing of a European Union flag on the Arc de Triomphe for the start of Paris' six-month…

Putin tells Macron he wants talks to curb NATO expansion

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday that Moscow wanted immediate talks with Western countries to prevent NATO's…

Macron says New Caledonia has voted to remain French in referendum

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that New Caledonia will remain French, after a majority of voters in the French overseas territory voted against independence in…

France’s Macron hopes for progress on Lebanon during Saudi talks

DUBAI (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday he hoped talks he would hold in Saudi Arabia later in the day would help alleviate tension between Gulf states…

UAE and France sign deal for 80 Rafale fighter jets

DUBAI (Reuters) - France and the United Arab Emirates confirmed on Friday that they had signed deal on the supply of 80 Rafale warplanes, manufactured by French company Dassault Aviation.…

Lebanese minister whose comments sparked Saudi dispute to resign Friday, sources say

(Reuters) - Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi is expected to announce his resignation on Friday to pave the way for a possible resolution of a diplomatic spat between Lebanon and…

UAE to sign major deals during French president’s visit – Emirati official

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates and France will sign major contracts when President Emmanuel Macron visits Dubai on Dec. 3 , a senior Emirati official…

UK’s Johnson proposes 5 steps to Macron to prevent migrant deaths

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had written to French President Emanuel Macron on Thursday to set out five steps the two countries can take to…