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Macron names François Lecointre new armed forces chief
General François Lecointre was appointed France?s new military chief Wednesday. The 55-year-old career military officer will replace General Pierre de Villiers, who resigned after a row over budget cuts with President Emmanuel Macron.

Macron?s France beats Trump?s US in global soft power survey
France has for the first time beaten the US and the UK to become the new world leader of "soft power", according to a report published Tuesday.

Macron accepts resignation of French military chief
France's head of the armed forces resigned Wednesday, according to a statement from his office. The shock announcement came days after Gen. Pierre de Villiers had a public dispute with President Emmanuel Macron over proposed defence budget cuts.

France?s Macron to slash local government spending by ?13 billion
French local authorities will have to cut spending by 13 billion euros by 2022, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

For France?s Macron, anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism ?reinvented?
In associating anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism at a memorial ceremony for Jews arrested and deported during World War II, the French president will have delighted his guest, Israel?s Benjamin Netanyahu.

Leaked UK memo accuses Paris of wanting to sink City of London
France is pushing for a hard Brexit in a bid to weaken the City of London, the British finance sector's EU frontman warned in a leaked report published on Sunday.

Macron, Netanyahu honour the Jewish victims of France's WWII deportations
French President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday commemorated the victims of a mass roundup and deportation of French Jews that took place on July 16-17, 1942.

France wants to help mediate Gulf crisis, foreign minister says
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Saturday that Paris wants to assist Kuwait-led mediation on the crisis between Qatar and four other Arab states after holding talks in Doha and Jeddah.

Paris cancels Congolese gig after violent anti-Kabila protests
French police cancelled a concert by a Congolese singer on Saturday after violent protests around the venue by opponents of Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila.

Trump guest of honour at Bastille Day parade in Paris
President Donald Trump watched U.S. and French soldiers march together through the Paris sunshine on Friday in a double celebration marking 100 years since the United States entered World War One and France's annual Bastille Day holiday.

France commemorates Bastille Day attack in Nice
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Nice after Bastille Day celebrations Friday to commemmorate the first anniversary of the truck attack that left 86 people dead on the Promenade des Anglais.

US friendship with France 'unbreakable', Trump says on Paris visit
French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump gave a joint press conference on Thursday as the US leader arrived to take part in Bastille Day celebrations.

French magazine to remain on sale despite 'obscene' Nice attack photos
A French court Thursday banned a magazine from republishing images from last year's Bastille Day attack that killed 86 people in Nice, but ignored calls to pull the issue from news stands.

'Such good shape': Comment to Macron's wife lands Trump in hot water
U.S. President Donald Trump praised French first lady Brigitte Macron for being in "such good shape" on Thursday during his state visit to France, according to a video on the French government's Facebook page.

France to appeal ?1.12 billion Google tax ruling
The French government will appeal a court ruling that US internet giant Google is not liable for 1.12 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in taxes claimed by the state, Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin said Thursday.

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