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America is back with Biden, France's Macron says
World

America is back with Biden, France's Macron says

  • Macron's remark echoes that of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who hailed Biden on Thursday as "a big breath of fresh air".
  • "Yes definitely," Macron said. "It's great to have a US president who's part of the club and very willing to cooperate."
Published 12 Jun, 2021 08:36pm
Pandemic takes centre stage in Macron's SAfrica trip
World

Pandemic takes centre stage in Macron's SAfrica trip

  • Macron and South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa will hold talks and then head to the University of Pretoria to launch a programme to support African vaccine production, a project backed by the European Union, United States and World Bank.
Published 28 May, 2021 10:08am
Pandemic upsurge hits Europe recovery hopes
World

Pandemic upsurge hits Europe recovery hopes

  • Credit insurer Euler Hermes estimates that the EU is now seven weeks adrift of its target to have 70 percent of the population vaccinated by the end of the summer, compared with five weeks in February.
Updated 28 Mar, 2021 05:32pm
France's Macron admonishes Iran amid slow progress on nuclear talks
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France's Macron admonishes Iran amid slow progress on nuclear talks

  • Both sides so far appear unwilling to compromise. The Iranian New Year this week and campaigning for the country's presidential election in June are also likely to complicate matters.
  • "Iran must make the expected gestures and behave in a responsible way," Macron added.
Published 18 Mar, 2021 09:39pm
Macron seen beating Le Pen by smaller margin in 2022 French presidential poll
World

Macron seen beating Le Pen by smaller margin in 2022 French presidential poll

  • Macron and Le Pen would easily qualify for the runoff after picking up about 25% each in the first round scheduled for April 2022, far ahead of other rivals. Macron would go on to defeat Le Pen with 53% of the votes versus 47%.
  • "Centre-left voters are disappointed, that's for sure," one minister, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters.
Published 08 Mar, 2021 07:03pm
China's Xi, EU leaders to hold call on investment deal
World

China's Xi, EU leaders to hold call on investment deal

  • EU chiefs Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel will be joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the call, the EU said.
  • The deal addresses complaints by the EU and US about China’s industrial subsidies and forced technology transfers.
Published 30 Dec, 2020 04:57pm