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Verdict on French President Macron?s first international test: A+
All eyes were on the French president this week as he made his debut on the international stage. Did Emmanuel Macron win his first real diplomatic and image test on the international stage?


French photojournalist held in Turkey ends hunger strike
A French photojournalist held in Turkey for nearly three weeks has ended a week-long hunger strike, press freedom body Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Saturday.


Macron white-knuckles Trump in first meetup
Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron completed the initial leg of his first diplomatic marathon with a win: He beat his US counterpart in a handshake contest.


Is Emmanuel Macron really France's answer to Canada's Justin Trudeau?
With consecutive NATO and G7 summits this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron are meeting for the first time, a rendez-vous hotly anticipated by social media, giddy for the photogenic pair.


Cannes review: No-one does bleakness quite like the Russians
The Cannes Film Festival takes us on nightmare journeys through Siberia and Queens, NYC, with Sergei Loznitsa?s beautiful but challenging ?A Gentle Creature? and the Safdie brothers? restless ?Good Time?.


France?s Macron dives into packed diplomatic schedule
President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday kicks off five days of high-level diplomatic meetings riddled with tests for France?s young leader, including face-to-face meetings with US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Famous and beloved French ecologist finally accepts to be environment minister
France's new Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot joined Emmanuel Macron's team after declining offers from three previous governments. What challenges lie ahead for France's popular environmentalist?


France?s Macron seeks to extend state of emergency to November
President Emmanuel Macron will ask France?s parliament to extend a state of emergency, in place since the 2015 attacks by Islamic State (IS) group militants, following this Monday?s suicide bombing in Manchester.


Several students seriously hurt in residence fire in Rennes
Twenty-seven students were injured -- three seriously -- in an overnight fire at a student dorm just outside the western French city of Rennes, according to police and fire authorities. One student is fighting for his life on Tuesday.


Why are France's legislative elections so important to Macron?
Monday marks the official début in France of an unprecedented legislative election campaign with the stakes exceptionally high for all the political forces concerned.


Cannes gets creepy with tales of bourgeois malaise horror
The Cannes Film Festival continues its exploration of bourgeois guilt and dysfunctional families with deeply disturbing films by Greece?s Yorgos Lanthimos and two-time Palme d?Or winner Michael Haneke.


French President Macron to host Russia?s Putin at Versailles palace
French President Emmanuel Macron will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for talks at the Versailles palace on May 29, the French presidency said on Monday.


EU gives Barnier mandate for ?very difficult? Brexit talks
EU ministers on Monday unanimously gave Frenchman Michel Barnier the green light to start what they warned would be "very difficult" talks with Britain over its exit from the bloc.


Suspect under formal investigation for links to Champs-Élysées shooting
A man believed to be an accomplice of the gunman who killed a police officer on the Champs-Élysées in April has been remanded in custody and placed under formal investigation, a judicial source said on Saturday.



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