France’s Macron trying to save Iran nuclear deal by July 15

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says he is trying to find a way by July 15 to resume dialogue between Iran and Western partners. Macron’s office said in a statement that the French leader spoke for more than an hour Saturday with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani amid a standoff between Tehran and the […]

Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent protests

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron scrapped a fuel tax rise Wednesday amid fears of new violence, after weeks of nationwide protests and the worst rioting in Paris in decades. Protesters celebrated the victory, but some said Macron’s surrender came too late and is no longer enough to quell the mounting anger at the […]

109 in custody in Paris over May Day violence

 PARIS (AP) — Some 109 people were in custody Wednesday suspected of offenses including carrying prohibited weapons and firing projectiles after May Day protests against reforms by French President Emmanuel Macron turned violent in Paris, French authorities said. France’s Interior Minister Gerard Collomb visited the site of heated demonstrations Tuesday in the city’s Left Bank, […]

Handshakes and kisses aside, some issues split Trump, Macron

WASHINGTON (AP) — With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more. Hosting Macron for the first state visit of his administration, culminating in a lavish […]

No typical double date: Trumps, Macrons dine at Mount Vernon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France’s Emmanuel Macron opened the French president’s visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington’s house. The presidents and their spouses hopped on a helicopter bound for Mount Vernon, Washington’s historic riverside home, for a private dinner one […]

Trump meeting with EU leaders

JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press JULIE PACE, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — Visiting a city he once called a “hellhole” to meet with the leaders of one alliance he threatened to abandon and another whose weakening he cheered, President Donald Trump will address a continent Thursday still reeling from his election and anxious about his support. […]

With Macron win confirmed, European market rally hits pause

PAN PYLAS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — When Emmanuel Macron topped the first round of voting in the French presidential election two weeks ago, French stocks soared to near-decade highs. On Monday, the reaction to his victory in the runoff was decidedly subdued: investors had been fully expecting it and seem wary of the difficulties […]

Macron wins French presidency by a large margin

JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Political newcomer Emmanuel Macron will be France’s next president, pollsters projected Sunday night, delivering a resounding victory to an unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France’s place as a central pillar of the European Union. A crowd outside the Louvre museum at a […]

Researchers: Russia-linked hackers targeted Macron campaign

RAPHAEL SATTER, AP Cybersecurity Writer PARIS (AP) — Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers, adding more details to previous suggestions that the centrist politician was being singled out for electronic eavesdropping by the Kremlin. The campaign’s digital chief, […]

France’s rejected mainstream unites for Macron over Le Pen

SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press ELAINE GANLEY, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — France’s political mainstream, shut out of the presidency by an angry electorate, united on Monday to call on voters to back centrist Emmanuel Macron and reject Marine Le Pen’s populist nationalism. Politicians on the moderate left and right, including the Socialist and Republicans party […]