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Macron announces 30-billion-euro plan to re-industrialise France

  • Macron said France would also invest 1 billion euros by 2030 in "disruptive innovation" to produce atomic power, notably by designing small-size nuclear reactors.
France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks during the presentation of "France 2030" investment plan at The Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris.(AFP)
France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks during the presentation of "France 2030" investment plan at The Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris.(AFP)
Published on Oct 12, 2021 03:46 PM IST
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Is France ‘training terrorists’ in Mali? The country's PM seems to think so

According to the allegations reportedly raised by the Mali prime minister, French troops now control an entire enclave in Kidal, a northern desert town, to the point that Malian authorities have even been ‘banned’ from entering their own territory.
A French soldier stands guards in front of an NH90 Caiman military helicopter during Operation Barkhane in Mali. (File Photo / REUTERS)
A French soldier stands guards in front of an NH90 Caiman military helicopter during Operation Barkhane in Mali. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 01:51 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Watch: Egg thrown at French President Emmanuel Macron during fair visit

French President hit with an egg
French President hit with an egg
Published on Sep 27, 2021 09:24 PM IST
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Egg thrown at French President Macron during food trade fair. Watch

  • In June, Macron was slapped in the face by a man as he was greeting the public in a small town in southeastern France. He then denounced “violence” and “stupidity.”
French President Emmanuel Macron salutes jury members of the Bocuse d'Or gastronomy contest during a food trade fair.(AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron salutes jury members of the Bocuse d'Or gastronomy contest during a food trade fair.(AFP)
Published on Sep 27, 2021 09:24 PM IST
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France to donate 120mn vaccines to poor nations: Prez

  • France will also commit to helping Unicef and health systems with vaccine distribution, Macron said, noting that only 3% of Africa’s population is vaccinated.
French President Emmanuel Macron.(AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron.(AFP)
Published on Sep 27, 2021 04:30 AM IST
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Suspects found in Emmanuel Macron’s jab data leak

  • The details of his “health pass”, a QR code that acts as proof of vaccination, has been shared on social media recently.
French President Emmanuel Macron.(AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron.(AFP)
Published on Sep 24, 2021 04:12 AM IST
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News updates from HT: PM Modi, Macron vow to ‘act jointly’ in Indo-Pacific

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
PM Modi and Macron also expressed serious concerns over the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.(Reuters file photo)
PM Modi and Macron also expressed serious concerns over the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2021 08:55 PM IST
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PM Modi, Macron vow to ‘act jointly’ in Indo-Pacific as France fallout with US

  • Macron assured PM Modi of continued “commitment to the strengthening of India's strategic autonomy, including its industry and technology base, as part of a close relationship based on trust and mutual respect."
PM Modi and Macron also expressed serious concerns over the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.(Reuters)
PM Modi and Macron also expressed serious concerns over the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 21, 2021 06:16 PM IST
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US, UK, Australia explored AUKUS pact at G7 meet, behind Macron's back: Reports

Then-UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab (who is now the new justice secretary) was warned that such a deal could negatively affect relations with China and Paris, but the details of the agreement were nonetheless discussed at the G7 summit.
French president Emmanuel Macron (File Photo / AFP)
French president Emmanuel Macron (File Photo / AFP)
Published on Sep 19, 2021 08:16 AM IST
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Global meeting aims to protect species on the brink

The key message from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is that disappearing species and the destruction of ecosystems are no less existential threats than global warming.
"The battle for the climate -- against climate change -- is twinned with the battle to preserve and restore biodiversity," French President Emmanuel Macron said.(AFP)
Published on Sep 04, 2021 12:13 AM IST
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France, UK to propose safe zone for people leaving Afghanistan: Emmanuel Macron

“Our resolution proposal aims to define a safe zone in Kabul, under UN control, which would allow humanitarian operations to continue,” French President Macron said.
“I cannot see who could oppose enabling the safety of humanitarian operations,” Emmanuel Macron said. In picture - Macron during an interaction in Mosul, Iraq.(AFP)
“I cannot see who could oppose enabling the safety of humanitarian operations,” Emmanuel Macron said. In picture - Macron during an interaction in Mosul, Iraq.(AFP)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 07:35 PM IST
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'Shameful': Macron sparks controversy with Afghan illegal migration pledge

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Europe would put together a "robust" initiative to thwart illegal migration and in particular people-smuggling networks.
French President Emmanuel Macron speaking on the situation in Afghanistan.(AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron speaking on the situation in Afghanistan.(AFP)
Published on Aug 17, 2021 10:04 PM IST
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France passes law that makes special Covid-19 passports, vaccines mandatory

A compromise was reached between the two Houses of parliament amid massive protests against the new measures that many believe were an infringement to civil liberties.
Protesters attend a demonstration called by the French nationalist party
Protesters attend a demonstration called by the French nationalist party "Les Patriotes" against France's restrictions to fight the Covid-19 outbreak.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 26, 2021 09:12 AM IST
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France makes Covid-19 pass mandatory for visiting Eiffel Tower, other sites

The Covid-19 pass requirement took effect on Wednesday at cultural and tourist sites in France, following a government decree. At the Eiffel Tower, masked workers scanned QR codes on digital health passes and checked printed vaccines or test certificates.
Visitors register for Covid-19 tests at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (Danie Cole / AP)
Visitors register for Covid-19 tests at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (Danie Cole / AP)
Updated on Jul 22, 2021 08:06 AM IST
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Xavier Bertrand, ex-insurance agent, takes on Macron in French presidential race

Xavier Bertrand, although his chances of winning slim in a projected neck-to-neck presidential election between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen next year in France, could still create enough problems by peeling off voters to prevent either of his two rivals from reaching the runoff round.
Xavier Bertrand poses during a photo session in Paris on July 1, 2021. (Joel Saget / AFP)
Xavier Bertrand poses during a photo session in Paris on July 1, 2021. (Joel Saget / AFP)
Published on Jul 22, 2021 05:42 AM IST
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PM Modi invites world to invest in India based on country’s 5 pillars

“I invite the world to invest in India based on the five pillars of: Talent, Market, Capital, Eco-system and, Culture of openness,” Modi said in his address, assuring that the country offers what the innovators and investors needed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 5th edition of VivaTech 2021 via video conferencing in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 5th edition of VivaTech 2021 via video conferencing in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 06:33 PM IST
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PM Modi to deliver keynote address at 5th edition of VivaTech on June 16

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the VivaTech 2021 session around 4pm on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited as a guest of honour at VivaTech 2021.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited as a guest of honour at VivaTech 2021.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 03:14 PM IST
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G7: Pact on pandemics, pledge to contain China

  • Promising to “collectively catalyse” hundreds of billions of infrastructure investment for low and middle-income countries, the G7 leaders said they would offer a “values-driven, high-standard and transparent” partnership.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, with from left, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the G7 summit in Cornwall, England.(AP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, with from left, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the G7 summit in Cornwall, England.(AP)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 11:38 PM IST
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America is back with Joe Biden, France's Macron says

  • Neither Macron nor Johnson drew an explicit parallel between Biden and Trump, though both praised Biden's distinctly cooperative tone
Biden, asked by a reporter if America was back, turned to Macron and gestured with his sunglasses towards the French president that he should answer that question. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)(AFP)
Biden, asked by a reporter if America was back, turned to Macron and gestured with his sunglasses towards the French president that he should answer that question. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 08:57 PM IST
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No more negotiations: France asks UK to 'keep its word' on Brexit deal

French president Emmanuel Macron, however, pointed out that both France and the UK have a common vision for international and transatlantic relations, including on arms control, according to an official in the G-7 delegation.
France's president Emmanuel Macron with UK prime minister Boris Johnson. (File Photo)
France's president Emmanuel Macron with UK prime minister Boris Johnson. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 03:01 PM IST
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Macron offers UK's Johnson: 'Le reset' if he keeps his Brexit word

At a G7 meeting, Macron told Johnson the two countries had common interests, but that ties could only improve if Johnson kept his word on Brexit.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a bilateral meeting during G7 summit in Cornwall.(Reuters)
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a bilateral meeting during G7 summit in Cornwall.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 02:17 PM IST
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G7 nations to propose time-limited IP waiver on Covid-19 vaccines: Macron

  • Ahead of the first meeting of the G7 Leaders’ Summit, Macron said that the group defends fair remuneration of innovation and the respect of intellectual property rights.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson greets French President Emmanuel Macron ahead of the G7 leaders meet.(AP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson greets French President Emmanuel Macron ahead of the G7 leaders meet.(AP)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 09:57 PM IST
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Euro 2020: Emmanuel Macron meets France football team

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, France's coach Didier Deschamps, center left, French President's wife Brigitte Macron, center right, French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet, right, pose for a group picture with France's players(AP) 6
French President Emmanuel Macron, center, France's coach Didier Deschamps, center left, French President's wife Brigitte Macron, center right, French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet, right, pose for a group picture with France's players(AP)
Updated on Jun 11, 2021 05:43 PM IST
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France freezes aid, military support for Central African Republic

  • Around 160 French troops were providing operational support in Bangui and training Central African forces to support the government on the security front.
France has a history of military interventions in the Central African Republic.(AP)
France has a history of military interventions in the Central African Republic.(AP)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 09:32 PM IST
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France starts relaxing Covid-19 curbs, shortens night curfew

In a key new phase of the programme relaxing the lockdown, diners in France will be able to go inside cafes and restaurants, terrace consumption having already resumed on May 19.
Latest Covid-19 figures in France suggest that the situation has been improving. (File Photo)
Latest Covid-19 figures in France suggest that the situation has been improving. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 10:33 AM IST
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Watch: French President Emmanuel Macron slapped by man while greeting crowd

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Emmanuel Macron
Published on Jun 08, 2021 08:22 PM IST
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Bystander slaps French president Macron during southeast France trip

  • Macron's bodyguards quickly intervened and two people were arrested afterwards.
A bystander slapped Emmanuel Macron across the face during a trip to southeast France on June 8 on the second stop of a nation-wide tour.(AFP)
A bystander slapped Emmanuel Macron across the face during a trip to southeast France on June 8 on the second stop of a nation-wide tour.(AFP)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 07:30 PM IST
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EU ready to consider tough retaliatory measures in post-Brexit clash with UK

The dispute is escalating at a sensitive time for British prime minister Boris Johnson, who hosts world leaders in the UK for the Group of Seven summit later this week.
Under the Brexit trade deal agreed in December, both sides have the right to impose retaliatory tariffs in extreme circumstances.(Reuters | Representational image)
Under the Brexit trade deal agreed in December, both sides have the right to impose retaliatory tariffs in extreme circumstances.(Reuters | Representational image)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 01:29 AM IST
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Reports say US spied on Merkel, other EU leaders; Macron demands clarification

French President Emmanuel Macron said the aim isn’t just to find out what spying activities happened in the past, but also to determine “which practices are still going on today”.
French President Emmanuel Macron said “there’s no room for suspicion
French President Emmanuel Macron said “there’s no room for suspicion" between the US and Europe.(File Photo / AP)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 06:04 AM IST
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France aids India's Covid-19 fight, to send massive oxygen generators, container

The solidarity mission, initiated by President Emmanuel Macron, is supported by French companies present in India and the European Union, and aims to respond to both emergency needs and boost long-term resilience of India's healthcare system, French ambassador Emmanuel Lenain said.
France has become the second European country after Germany to announce a support package for India.(Reuters)
France has become the second European country after Germany to announce a support package for India.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 27, 2021 02:08 AM IST
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