Latest Emmanuel Macron News

Bolsonaro fires back after Norway, Germany suspend funding

Aug. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro took aim at Germany and Norway after they cut donations for Brazilian forestry projects in criticism of his policies, with the far-right leader saying they should focus on their own environmental problems. "Isn't Norway the one that kills whales up there in...

France honors African veterans of World War II landings

Aug. 15, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It's sometimes called "the forgotten D-Day," the crucial but overshadowed Allied invasion of the French Riviera to push back the Nazis. France held an elaborate military ceremony Thursday to remember it 75 years on — and especially, to honor the many soldiers from African sent from...

Paris streets near Notre Dame to be decontaminated from lead

Aug. 13, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities shut down streets surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral to decontaminate them Tuesday, after high levels of lead were registered in the area following the April blaze that damaged the landmark. The painstaking cleanup work inside Notre Dame itself was suspended last month for...

France responds to Trump criticism, free to speak on Iran

Aug. 9, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France said Friday it doesn't need authorization to speak out on Iran issues, in a response to criticism by President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted Thursday that people purporting to represent the U.S., including French President Emmanuel Macron, are giving Iran "mixed signals." He added that he...

Ukrainian leader urges Russia's Putin to help end fighting

Aug. 7, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's new leader said he called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to urge him to help halt fighting in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he asked the Russian leader to "influence the other side so that they stop killing our people."...

France drafts law to extend IVF to lesbians, single women

Aug. 4, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Single women and lesbians in France no longer would have to go abroad to get pregnant with a doctor's help under a proposed law that would give them access to medically assisted reproduction at home for the first time. A bioethics law drafted by French President Emmanuel Macron's government...

French city braces for violence after festival-goer's death

Aug. 2, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The western French city of Nantes on Friday imposed exceptional security measures amid growing public anger over the drowning of a local man following a violent clash between police and people attending a music festival. French President Emmanuel Macron's government is coming under increased...

Angry farmers target pro-Macron lawmakers over trade deal

Aug. 2, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French farmers angry over a free trade deal with Canada have dumped manure, sprayed graffiti or otherwise vandalized offices of lawmakers from President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party. The protests have targeted 15 legislators over the past week, from Burgundy to the southwest to the Paris...

A star is born at the Tour: 22-year-old champion Egan Bernal

Jul. 28, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The skies over Paris were yellow, ignited by a glorious golden sunset. The partying fans' shirts were yellow, Colombians making themselves at home on the Champs-Elysees. But the yellow that counted most was the iconic jersey that fit so snugly on the slim shoulders of Egan Bernal. His crowning...

Macron to host Putin next month ahead of G-7 summit

Jul. 28, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says he will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month, days before hosting a Group of Seven summit with the leaders of rich democracies. Macron's office said Sunday the meeting with Putin will take place Aug. 19 at the Fort de Bregancon...